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Mariners Gameday Information – April 9 vs. Oakland

Game Information

Game #5 (4/9): Mariners (2-2) vs. Athletics (2-3) | 6:10 pm PT | Safeco Field Starting Pitchers: RHP Nathan Karns (0-0, —) vs. LHP Rich Hill (0-1, 6.75) Radio: 710 ESPN & Mariners Radio Network…also Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv) TV: The game will be televised in HD on ROOT SPORTS Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data Starting Lineups: Starting lineups will be posted on MarinersMedia.com and Twitter when they become available Game Information: Mariners | Athletics | Mariners-Athletics History

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Happy Birthday to the King

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In the bottom of the 10th inning Jim Presley strolled to the plate against the California Angels with the bases jammed and two outs. Presley had already launched a 2-run rocket in the bottom of the 9th inning to tie the game and now was looking to win it for the Mariners. Grizzled mound veteran Ken Forsch tried to sneak a belt-high two strike offering past the slugging third baseman when Presley cranked it over the wall in straightaway left field to deliver an Opening Day victory for the Seattle Mariners while sending over 42,000 Kingdome onlookers into frenzied bliss. Presley marked April 8, 1986 as a day to cherish in Mariners lore.

Fans had no way to know what else would happen on April 8, 1986 that would change the course of Mariners history forever. Felix Abraham Hernandez was born in Valencia, Carabob, Venezuela. Fast forward to today and Felix will be celebrating his 30th birthday. While Felix takes time to blow out his candles, we will reflect on what has been one of the most amazing pre-30 career a pitcher has ever enjoyed.

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Felix already peppers the Mariners’ records books. He has thrown more innings than any other pitcher in M’s history.

  1. Felix Hernandez 2,268.1
  2. Jamie Moyer 2,093
  3. Randy Johnson 1,838.1

He is rapidly closing in on the M’s strikeout record.

  1. Randy Johnson 2,162
  2. Felix Hernandez 2,148
  3. Jamie Moyer 1,239
  4. Mark Langston 1,078

He also is on the cusp of claiming the most wins in Mariners history.

  1. Jamie Moyer 145
  2. Felix Hernandez 143
  3. Randy Johnson 130
  4. Freddy Garcia 76

However, his record reach expands far beyond the exclusivity of the Mariners. Felix has amazingly fanned the fourth most hitters before the age of 30 in baseball history.

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Felix Hernandez signed with the Mariners on July 4, 2002 and embarked on a brief minor league career. He never made more than 15 starts in any one place as he breezed through Everett, Wisconsin, Inland Empire, San Antonio and Tacoma. Felix took the ball for the first time in the Big Leagues on August 4, 2005 at the age of 19. He would never leave the Big League rotation again as he started the final 12 games of the season and posted an impressive 2.67 ERA.

The following season, as a 20-year-old, Felix started 31 games. Since then he has extended his streak to 10 seasons in a row taking the ball 30 or more times. The King has started 335 times before the age of 30 which puts him in elite company compared pitchers from the last 100 years.

  1. Bert Blyleven 382
  2. Walter Johnson 381
  3. Catfish Hunter 379
  4. Don Drysdale 366
  5. Hal Newhouser 342
  6. Ken Holtzman 336
  7. Felix Hernandez 335
  8. Joe Coleman 328
  9. Milt Pappas 326

However, the Felix story goes far beyond simply number of starts and number of innings. His outstanding performance within those starts and innings is what is so impressive.  He has been selected to six All-Star games and claimed the 2010 Cy Young Award. He has won two ERA titles and has received MVP votes in five separate seasons. He has tossed a perfect game and has already complied 34 double-digit strikeout games. For pitchers who started their careers after 1970 with at least 300 starts his 3.11 career ERA trails only Pedro Martinez (2.93).

  1. Pedro Martinez 2.93
  2. Felix Hernandez 3.11
  3. Roger Clemens 3.12
  4. Greg Maddux 3.16

Felix entered Major League Baseball as a 19-year old armed with a blazing fastball that reached the upper 90’s. Over the years he has transformed himself into the definition of a pitcher. He now unleashes an exquisite arsenal featuring a devastating changeup and knee-buckling curveball while calling upon command and veteran guile. His evolution as a pitcher has been as remarkable as the numbers he has produced.

Today, Felix celebrates his 30th birthday with praise for all that he has accomplished and optimism for what lies ahead.

Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 43

Friday, April 1, 2016 / 3 Days ’til Opening Day (April 4 at Texas Rangers)

MARINERS VS. ROCKIES RECAP
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The Seattle Mariners rallied for a run in the bottom of the ninth to earn a 1-1 tie against the Colorado Rockies before 8,529 fans on Friday night at Peoria Stadium.

Down one run with two outs in the ninth, Ketel Marte laced a triple into the right field corner, his third base hit of the game. The next batter, Daniel Robertson, grounded back to the pitcher, but the throw to first base was wide, allowing Marte to score and Robertson to race to second base. The game ended on a fly ball to the Rockies left fielder.

The Rockies scored the first run of the game in the top of the second on back-to-back doubles from Ben Paulsen and Correlle Prime, taking a 1-0 lead.

In his final tune-up start of Spring Training, Wade Miley scattered 3 hits over 3.0 innings pitched while allowing 1 run. Miley struck out 3 and did not walk a batter. Joaquin Benoit tossed a 1-2-3 top of the fourth, his 5th scoreless outing of the spring in 6 appearances. Donn Roach followed Benoit with 3.0 scoreless innings, while striking out 4. Vidal Nuño and Joel Peralta also each tossed 1.0 scoreless inning in relief.

Marte went 3-for-4 with 1 run scored and 1 triple to extend his hitting streak to 9 games. Marte is batting .519 (14×27) with 11 runs, 4 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run and 5 RBI during the streak.

MARINERS VS. ROCKIES HIGHLIGHTS
Ketel Marte opens the Mariners rally in the bottom of the ninth with a two-out triple, his third base hit of the game.

The Mariners tie the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the ninth as Marte scores on an error.

FINAL PEORIA SUNSET OF THE SPRING
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The home portion of the Mariners 2016 Cactus League schedule comes to a close tonight against the Rockies. See you again next spring from the Peoria Sports Complex.

HAPPY TRUCK DAY!

Truck Day

Truck Day is always a good sign that Spring Training is right around the corner. After being in Arizona for six weeks, Truck Day is a very welcomed sight as the regular season is right around the corner. The truck was loaded up today and it is already on its way to Seattle. It won’t be long until the Mariners are back for the home opener on April 8 against Oakland.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HERE’S AN AUTOGRAPH

Autographs

It’s been a fun spring at the Peoria Sports Complex, and fans are enjoying it until the last out. Kids lined up along the warning track and got autographs from newest Mariners reliever Nick Vincent. What’s the best way to get a Major Leaguers attention? Be sure to make a sign that it’s your birthday!

DEPORTES UNION RADIO

Guti Diego Castillo

It may be late in the spring, but international media is still coming out to check in with our guys. Diego Castillo with Deportes Union Radio arrived in camp today and checked in with Franklin Gutierrez and Felix Hernandez. Both players are very popular in their home countries so they take time to chat with reporters from Venezuela any time they come out.

Mariners Gameday Info – April 1 vs. Colorado

ST Game Info

Spring #32: Colorado Rockies (15-12-3) vs. Seattle Mariners (15-14-2) | 7:10 pm | Peoria Stadium
Starting Pitchers: RHP Christian Bergman (2-1, 3.38) vs. LHP Wade Miley (0-1, 5.06)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle will broadcast today’s game…also available via mariners.com
TV: ROOT SPORTS
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data

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Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 42

Thursday, March 31, 2016 / 4 Days ’til Opening Day (April 4 at Texas Rangers)

Iwakuma and Vincent Pitch in Minor League Game

Thursday was a mostly quiet day in Mariners camp, as most of the team enjoyed the final off day of the 2016 Cactus League schedule and staff continued to pack up the Peoria Sports Complex in anticipation of Opening Day on Monday. But there was work to be done for a couple Mariners on the lower fields on the Padres side of the complex.

Hisashi Iwakuma and newly-acquired reliever Nick Vincent both appeared in the Mariners minor league game today against San Diego’s AAA affiliate. Iwakuma started and went 2.0 innings, allowing 1 run on 2 hits while striking out two and walking one. In his final tune-up before opening the regular season, Iwakuma threw 24 pitches (14 strikes).

The day after being acquired from the Padres, Vincent tossed 1.0 scoreless frame while not allowing a hit and striking out one. Vincent tossed 14 pitches in total (11 strikes), including a three-pitch strikeout of former teammate James Shields.


Meeting the Media

Following their appearances in today’s minor league game, Iwakuma and Vincent – as well as pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre – met with the beat reporters in camp covering the Mariners today.

Paciorek Gets Call to the National College Baseball Hall

Tom Paciorek was an All-Star for the Mariners in 1981 when he hit .326, 2nd best in the American League.

Tom Paciorek was an All-Star for the Mariners in 1981 when he hit .326, 2nd best in the American League.

Congratulations to former Mariners outfielder Tom Paciorek on being announced today as part of the 2016 National College Baseball Hall of Fame class. Paciorek became the first University of Houston player to earn first-team All America honors in 1967, leading the Cougars to an appearance in College World Series championship game while batting .435 with 10 home runs. From 1978 to 1981, Paciorek appeared in 403 games with the Mariners, batting .296 with 90 doubles, 39 home runs and 197 RBI. Perhaps the most memorable feat of Paciorek’s time with the Mariners took place when he hit walk off home runs to defeat the Yankees on back-to-back nights on May 8 and 9, 1981 at the Kingdome.

Happy Birthday, Dave!
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Dave Wyman
, former Seahawks linebacker and current host on 710 ESPN’s “Danny, Dave and Moore”, is celebrating his birthday today in Peoria. Happy birthday, Dave! (Don’t worry, Dave. We won’t tell anyone that it’s your 52nd birthday.)

Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 41

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 / 5 Days ’til Opening Day (April 4 at Texas Rangers)

MARINERS VS. PADRES RECAP

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The Seattle Mariners never recovered from an early 4-run deficit and fell to the San Diego Padres, 7-5, before a crowd of 6,417 on Wednesday afternoon at Peoria Stadium. Felix Hernandez surrendered 4 runs (3 earned runs) on 4 hits in 3.0 innings pitched and took the loss to fall to 0-2 in Cactus League action.

The Padres struck first for four runs in the top of the first, plating one run on a Matt Kemp double, two runs on a double off the bat of Derek Norris and one run on a Mariners fielding error.

Seattle got a run back in the bottom of the first to cut San Diego’s lead, 4-1, as Nelson Cruz doubled down the left field line with two outs to score Luis Sardiñas.

The Padres added a run in the top of the fourth when Melvin Upton Jr. tripled and scored on a Tyson Ross single to left field, extending their lead to 5-1. Seattle responded with a run in the bottom of the fifth, again moving within three runs, 5-2. Efren Navarro drew a one-out walk and advanced to third when Daniel Robertson singled to right field. Navarro scored as Sardiñas hit into a fielder’s choice.

Adam Rosales hit a two-run home run in the top of the seventh to add to the Padres lead, 7-2.

Robertson drove in a pair of runs in the bottom of the ninth with a double off the wall in left field. Robertson now has 13 RBI this spring, tied with Kyle Seager for 3rd-most on the club behind Robinson Canó and Sardiñas.

In his final start of the spring before making his 8th consecutive (9th overall) Opening Day start on April 4 at Texas, Hernandez bounced back after allowing 4 runs in the first inning. Hernandez retired 8 of the last 9 batters he faced. Hernandez walked one and struck out one.

 

MARINERS VS. PADRES HIGHLIGHTS

Felix Hernandez gets Derek Norris to strike out on a foul tip caught by Chris Iannetta for his first strikeout in the 3rd inning

Nelson Cruz rips a double down the left field line, scoring Luis Sardinas with the first run for the Mariners in the 1st inning

Nelson Cruz throws out Matt Kemp trying to stretch a single when he plays the ball off the wall and fires to second for the out

Efren Navarro is able to score on a forceout by Luis Sardinas, as the Mariners cut the deficit to three runs in the 5th inning

Rayder Ascanio makes a sliding stop on Derek Norris’ ground ball, and he throws him out at first to end the top of the 7th inning

Austin Wilson singles to left field to score Gianfranco Wawoe, cutting the Mariners’ deficit to four runs in the 8th inning

 

THE KING IS READY FOR THE OPENER

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez during a spring training baseball game against the San Diego Padres in Peoria, Ariz., Wednesday, March 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Felix Hernandez made his final spring training start today and is now ready to make his 9th Opening Day start and his 8th consecutive for the Mariners.

 

MARINERS ACQUIRE NICK VINCENT

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today that the club has acquired right-handed pitcher Nick Vincent from the San Diego Padres in exchange for a player to be named later (PTBNL).

Vincent, 29, appeared in 26 games in four separate stints with the Padres last season, posting a 0-1 record with a 2.35 earned run average (23.0 IP, 6 ER). In the month of September, he pitched in 13 games and did not allow a run (9.1 IP).

He made 40 relief appearances with AAA El Paso in 2015 and was 5-3 with 1 save and a 3.04 earned run average (50.1 IP, 17 ER).

In four Major League seasons with San Diego (2012-15), he has combined to go 9-6 with 1 save and a 2.63 ERA (44 ER, 150.2 IP) with 161 strikeouts in 161 relief appearances (150.2 IP).

Vincent has made 9 appearances this spring with San Diego, recording 1 save, and allowing 5 ER in 8.1 innings (5.40 ERA).

The right-hander was originally selected by San Diego in the 18th round of the 2008 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of Long Beach State University.

 

THE HYPHEN

RRS

It has been really nice having former Mariners left-hander Ryan Rowland-Smith in Peoria this week. Over the last four days, he’s served as an analyst for both ROOT SPORTS and  710 ESPN Seattle. Ryan has done some TV and radio work in his past, including in the Australian Winter League, and he hopes to get into broadcasting on a full time basis when his playing career is over.

 

TIME TO PACK

Packing

It might not seem like it, but the start of the season will arrive faster than we think. With the team scheduled to play its last spring game in Arizona on Saturday, guys are getting a start on packing all of their gear. It won’t be long before the team is back in Seattle.

 

MARINERS VS. PADRES PHOTO GALLERY

 

Mariners Gameday Info – March 30 vs. Padres

ST Game InfoSpring #31: San Diego Padres (9-19-2) vs. Seattle Mariners (15-13-2) | 12:10 pm | Peoria Stadium
Starting Pitchers: RHP Tyson Ross (0-2, 9.00) vs. RHP Felix Hernandez (0-1, 2.92)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle will broadcast today’s game…also available via mariners.com
TV: ROOT SPORTS
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data

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Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 40

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 / 6 Days ’til Opening Day (April 4 at Texas Rangers)

MARINERS AT INDIANS RECAP

Game RecapThe Mariners had their 5-game winning streak snapped in a 4-1 loss to the Cleveland Indians in front of 5,382 fans on Tuesday night at Goodyear Ballpark. Taijuan Walker allowed 3 runs on 6 hits over 5.0 innings and took the loss to fall to 1-3 this spring.

The Mariners trailed Cleveland 3-0 after three innings. The Indians got on the board in the bottom of the first on a Yan Gomes sacrifice fly. Gomes connected for a two-home run in the bottom of the third to extend Cleveland’s lead to 3-0.

Seattle and Cleveland traded zeroes on the scoreboard until the bottom of the eighth when the Indians added a run on a sacrifice fly to center field.

The Mariners scored their lone run of the ballgame when Zach Shank led off the top of the ninth with an infield single and scored on Daniel Robertson’s two-out single up the middle. Robertson now has 11 RBI in Cactus League action, 4th-best on the club.

Norichika Aoki went 1-for-3 and has now hit safely in 11 of his last 13 games since March 10. Aoki is batting .333 (14×42) with 9 runs scored, 2 doubles, 1 RBI and 3 walks during that stretch.

Making his 6th start of the spring, Walker allowed at least one baserunner in each of the first four innings, but limited the damage to just 3 runs. Walker retired seven of the last nine batters he faced. Mayckol Guaipe (6th) and Mike Montgomery (7th) each pitched 1.0 scoreless inning in relief.

SUPERHERO DAY AT MARINERS CAMP

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Today turned out to be Superhero day at Mariners camp, as Nelson Cruz and Robinson Canó brought in T-shirts for the entire team. With so many superheroes, not everybody knew which superhero they were representing. Leonys Martin had never heard of Deadpool. Below are a few close-ups from today’s fun.

 

DO YOU REMEMBER THE NUMBER?

Now that you’ve checked out the Mariners commercials for this season, I hope you remember the phone number for Nellie’s Auto Glass. Unfortunately for windshields everywhere, Nelson Cruz isn’t the only player who can hit the ball a long ways. Today, Adam Lind found his target. What’s that number again?

DID YOU FORGET SOMETHING?

Shannon Jersey

It happens every year…someone heads to the game and forgets their jersey. So what happens when you forget your game jersey? Someone has to come to the rescue…and today it was Shannon Drayer.

DANNY, DAVE AND MOORE DAY 2

710 ESPN Seattle’s Danny O’Neil, Dave Wyman and Jim Moore continued their week in Mariners camp today and today they checked in with closer Steve Cishek, outfielder Leonys Martin and General Manager Jerry Dipoto. Be sure to check out the podcasts of the interviews on 710sports.com.

Mariners Gameday Info – March 29 at Indians

ST Game Info

Spring #30: Seattle Mariners (15-12-2) at Cleveland Indians (13-12-3) | 6:05 pm | Goodyear Ballpark
Starting Pitchers: RHP Taijuan Walker (1-2, 6.88) vs. RHP Josh Tomlin (0-0, 7.15)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle will broadcast today’s game…also available via mariners.com
TV: None
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data

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Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 38

Sunday, March 27, 2016 / 8 Days ’til Opening Day (April 4 at Texas Rangers)

MARINERS AT CUBS RECAP

Cubs SignRobinson Canó went 4-for-4 with 4 runs scored, 3 home runs, 7 RBI and 1 walk as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Chicago Cubs, 12-9, before a crowd of 15,438 on Sunday afternoon at Sloan Park. James Paxton picked up the win to improve to 2-1 this spring.

Canó extended his hitting streak to seven games and is now batting .478 (11×23) with 6 runs scored, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 4 home runs and 11 RBI during the streak.

For the 6th consecutive game, the Mariners scored in the first inning. After Ketel Marte singled to right field with one out, Canó belted a no-doubt home run to right field to give the Mariners a 2-0 lead. In the bottom of the first, Chicago cut the Mariners lead in half on Dexter Fowler’s solo home run to right field.

Seattle erupted to score 5 runs with two outs in the top of the second. Dae-Ho Lee singled before Luis Sardiñas and Norichika Aoki drew back-to-back walks. Marte drove in a pair of runs with a double, and Canó drilled a three-run home run to left field to extend the Mariners advantage to 7-1.

The Cubs got five runs back in the bottom of the third on a two-run home run from Jason Heyward and a three-run homer off the bat of Addison Russell. Chicago evened the score at 7-7 in the bottom of the fourth on a Kris Bryant RBI single.

Seattle regained the lead, 9-7, in the top of the fifth as Seth Smith lined a two-run double down the right-field line, extending his hitting streak to 7 games. The Mariners added a run in the top of the sixth on a run-scoring single from Adam Lind.

Canó capped a stellar day at the plate with a two-run home run – his third of the game and sixth of the spring – to center field in the top of the eighth, extending the Mariners lead to 12-7.

The Cubs plated a run in the eighth and a run in the ninth for the final tally of 12-9 in favor of Seattle.

In his 5th start in Cactus League play, Paxton went 4.0 innings, allowing 7 runs on 9 hits while walking 3. Donn Roach worked 2.0 scoreless innings and struck out 2. Joel Peralta tossed a 1-2-3 bottom of the seventh, striking out 2.

Marte went 2-for-4 with 3 runs scored, 1 double, 2 RBI and 1 walk to extend his hitting streak to 6 games. Marte has now scored at least two runs in each of his last four games.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS

Robinson Cano connects for a two-run homer to right-center off Jason Hammel to give the Mariners an early 2-0 lead

Robinson Cano smashes an opposite-field three-run shot off Jason Hammel in the 2nd, his second home run of the game

Robinson Cano smashes a two-run shot to center off Trevor Cahill to tally his third home run of the game

Adam Lind lines a single to right to knock in Luis Sardinas and push the Mariners’ lead to three runs in the 6th inning

Ketel Marte bloops a double down the left-field line to drive in Dae-Ho Lee and Luis Sardinas and push the Mariners’ lead to three

Seth Smith doubles down the right-field line to plate Robinson Cano and Franklin Gutierrez and give the Mariners a 9-7 lead

 

HOW MANY HOME RUNS?

If you watched the Mariners game on MLB.tv, or read the above recap, you know that Robinson Cano hit three home runs today. During the regular season, a Mariners player has hit at least three home runs in a game 12 times, including Mike Cameron’s MLB record-tying four-homer game in 2002.

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ROWLAND-SMITH & GOLD-SMITH

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Former Mariners left-hander Ryan Rowland-Smith joined Aaron Goldsmith on the radio broadcast this afternoon. Ryan will be with the broadcast crew for the next four days adding some color commentary to the game on the radio. Ryan was signed as an amateur free agent out of Australia in 2000 and pitched in four seasons with the Mariners (2007-10) and has his best season in 2008 when he was 5-3 with a 3.42 ERA in 118.1 innings in 47 games including 12 starts.

 

BEES!…OR INSECTS.

During the Mariners game against the Cubs today, there was a delay in the early part of the game. With Seattle batting, the game came to a halt when Cubs center fielder Jason Heyward began jogging away from his position, trying to swat the insects (or bees) away from him. Eventually the game resumed…let’s hope they don’t return.

 

ROSTER MOVES

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The Mariners made a series of roster moves today as the club trims its roster as it works towards getting down to the Opening Day 25-man roster. Below are today’s transactions.

Optioned to AAA Tacoma (2):
Right-Handed Pitcher Joe Wieland
Infielder Shawn O’Malley

Re-Assigned to Minor League Camp (2):
Right-Handed Pitcher Casey Coleman
Right-Handed Pitcher Justin De Fratus

Added to Major League 40-Man Roster (1):
Infielder Dae-Ho Lee

 

 

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