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Mariners Gameday Info – March 19 at KC

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Spring #20 (ss): Seattle Mariners (9-8-2) at Kansas City Royals (9-11) | 1:05 pm | Surprise Stadium
Starting Pitchers: RHP Taijuan Walker (0-2, 6.48) vs. LHP Matt Strahm (0-0, 1.59)
Radio: None
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 29

Friday, March 18, 2016 / 17 Days ’til Opening Day (April 4 at Texas Rangers)

MARINERS VS. RANGERS RECAP

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The Mariners scored 7 runs over 3 consecutive innings in the second, third and fourth on their way to a 7-1 victory over Texas in front of 9,742 fans at Peoria Stadium.

Mariners starter Nathan Karns recorded 7 strikeouts and allowed just 1 run on 3 hits over 4.2 innings pitched to improve to 1-1 this spring. Karns allowed the leadoff batter to reach base in both the first and second innings, but each time bounced back to hold the Rangers scoreless, ending each frame on a strikeout. Karns finished his day by retiring the last 6 batters he faced, four on strikeouts.

Franklin Gutierrez opened a 4-run bottom of the second for the Mariners with a solo home run to the left of the batter’s eye in center field. Following Gutierrez’ home run, Chris Iannetta walked and one batter later, Shawn O’Malley singled to right field. Leonys Martín drove home Iannetta with a single, and O’Malley scored on an RBI groundout from Norichika Aoki. Martín eventually scored on a fielding error to give the Mariners a 4-0 advantage.

After a rocky top of the third in which he allowed a run on a double and two walks, Karns retired the Rangers 1-2-3 in the fourth with two strikeouts.

In the bottom of the third, Nelson Cruz lined a solo home run – his first of the spring – to stake the Mariners to a 5-1 lead.

The Mariners manufactured a pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth. With one out, Martín was hit by a pitch, stole second base and came around to score on Ketel Marte’s double into the left field corner. Kyle Seager brought home Marte with a single to stretch the Mariners lead over the Rangers to 7-1.

Adrian Sampson (2.1 IP), Tony Zych (1.0 IP) and Jonathan Aro (1.0 IP) combined for 4.1 scoreless innings pitched in relief. Aro struck out the side in the top of the ninth.

Gutierrez is now batting .389 (7×18) with 4 home runs and 7 RBI on the spring. Martín stole 2 bases in the game and is tied with O’Malley for the team lead with 5 steals apiece this spring. The Mariners lead the Cactus League with 23 steals.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS

Nelson Cruz sends a long home run over the right-center field wall, extending the Mariners’ lead to 5-1

Ketel Marte drives an RBI double down the left-field line, adding to the Mariners’ lead in the bottom of the 4th inning

Leonys Martin singles up the middle and plates a run, adding to the Mariners’ lead in the bottom of the 2nd inning

Franklin Gutierrez sends a solo home run over the left-center field wall, giving the Mariners a 1-0 lead in the 2nd inning

Kyle Seager rips an RBI single into left field, extending the Mariners’ advantage to 7-1

HOME OPENER IS 3 WEEKS FROM TODAY

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The Mariners host the Oakland Athletics to open the 2016 home schedule three weeks from today: Friday, April 8 at 7:10 pm. It’s the first game of a six-game homestand that also features the Texas Rangers. Tickets are limited for Opening Night, but still available as part of multi-game tickets packages. Click here for more information.

BIG DAY ON TAP

SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 26: Starting pitcher Felix Hernandez #34 of the Seattle Mariners pitches in the third inning against the Oakland Athletics at Safeco Field on August 26, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

SEATTLE, WA – AUGUST 26: Starting pitcher Felix Hernandez #34 of the Seattle Mariners pitches in the third inning against the Oakland Athletics at Safeco Field on August 26, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

The Mariners are split tomorrow, traveling to Kansas City for a 1:05 tilt, and hosting the Arizona Diamondbacks at 7:10 in Peoria. The D-Backs game will be televised by ROOT Sports and broadcast live on ESPN 710 Seattle. Right-hander Felix Hernandez is scheduled to start for Seattle against Arizona in his second start of the spring.

IT WAS 20 YEARS AGO TODAY

20 years ago, Jay Buhner and his son, Chase were photographed in what turned out to be the cover of Sports Illustrated. Since this year is the anniversary, Jay and Chase took part in a recreation of the shot which you’ll see below. Time flies!

ROSTER MOVES

Seattle Mariners' Boog Powell hits against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a spring training baseball game, Tuesday, March 15, 2016, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Seattle Mariners’ Boog Powell hits against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a spring training baseball game, Tuesday, March 15, 2016, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

The Mariners had a small flury of roster moves today. Catcher Mike Zunino, outfielder Boog Powell and right-handed pitcher Cody Martin were all optioned to AAA Tacoma. Seattle also signed Justin De Fratus to a minor league contract with an invitation to Big League camp.  De Fratus was released by Seattle on March 16, but chose to re-sign a minor league deal today. The moves leave Seattle with 47 players in camp: 35 roster players, 10 non-roster invitees and 2 players on the 60-day DL.

NATHAN KARNS MAKES HIS PITCH

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Starter Nathan Karns continued making his pitch to join the rotation, tossing 4.2 innings and allowing one run. After the game, Nathan shared his thoughts on his outing.

CONEXION CON BEISBOL

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Felix Hernandez, Jesus Montero and Manny Acta sat down with media outlet Conexion con Beisbol (Connection with Baseball) this afternoon and it is clear that these guys are in demand not just locally, but internationally.

 

MARCH 18 PHOTO GALLERY

Mariners Gameday Info – March 18 vs. TEX

ST Game InfoSpring #19: Texas Rangers (9-5-1) vs. Seattle Mariners (8-8-2) | 1:10 pm | Peoria Stadium
Starting Pitchers: LHP Victor Payano (0-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Nathan Karns (0-1, 4.00)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle will broadcast today’s game (delayed)…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 28

Thursday, March 17, 2016 / 18 Days ’til Opening Day (April 4 at Texas Rangers)

MARINERS AT ATHLETICS RECAP

The Mariners sent 14 batters to plate in the top of the ninth and scored 8 runs on 5 hits but ended in a 11-11 tie with Oakland at Hohokam Stadium. After the Mariners had taken an 11-9 lead over Oakland, the Athletics responded with two equalizing runs in the bottom of the ninth.

The scoring started in the bottom of the first when Oakland capitalized on back-to-back two-out hits to take a 2-0 lead. After a Josh Reddick single, Danny Valencia drove a two-run home run out to center field.

Five consecutive Athletics reached base in the bottom of the second as Oakland scored three runs on doubles from Coco Crisp and Jed Lowrie to stretch the lead to 5-0. The Athletics added two runs in the bottom of the third on 2 singles, 2 walks and a sacrifice fly. After Luis Sardiñas walked to lead off the top of the fourth, Robinson Canó drove a mammoth home run – his third of the spring – to right field to cut the Athletics lead, 7-2.

The Athletics got a run back in the bottom of the fourth as Lowrie opened the inning with a double and later scored on an RBI groundout to make it 8-2 in favor of Oakland. An inning later, Rob Brantly belted his first home run in Cactus League action to once again cut Oakland’s lead to five runs, 8-3.

The Athletics added a run in the bottom of the sixth as Lowrie singled and scored on a double from Reddick for a 9-3 tally.

Seattle began a rally in the top of the ninth as Mike Zunino hit a towering triple off the batter’s eye in center field to score Braden Bishop. Nine of the next 10 Mariners batters reached base safely as Seattle took an 11-9 lead. Zunino recorded two hits in the inning and Bishop scored two runs. Oakland plated two runs in the bottom of the ninth for the final of 11-11.

In his fourth start of the spring, James Paxton gave up 7 runs on 6 hits while walking 4 in 2.0 innings pitched.Steve Cishek pitched a 1-2-3 bottom of the fifth with 1 strikeout. Blake Parker retired the Athletics in order in the bottom of the seventh.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS

Robinson Cano hits a 2-run home run in the top of the 4th inning.

Rob Brantly connects for a solo home run in the top of the 5th inning.

Dae-Ho Lee doubles in the top of the 6th inning.

 

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY

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Plenty of the Irish to be seen around the ballpark today, as the Oakland A’s (wearing green) and the Mariners (wearing green) faced off. Most of the fans in attendance were similarly attired. Speaking of the Irish…

TWO HOT DOGS, PLEASE

Irish wolfhoundsHot dogs at the ballpark took on an entirely different perspective as these two Irish Wolfhounds paid a visit to Hohokam Park in Mesa.

O’Malley Strikes on St. Patrick’s Day

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 29: Shawn O'Malley #36 of the Seattle Mariners hits a two-run RBI single in the eighth inning against the Houston Astros at Safeco Field on September 29, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

SEATTLE, WA – SEPTEMBER 29: Shawn O’Malley #36 of the Seattle Mariners hits a two-run RBI single in the eighth inning against the Houston Astros at Safeco Field on September 29, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Mariners center fielder Shawn O’Malley celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in grand fashion today, going 2-for-2 with a double and 2 RBI – both coming in Seattle’s 8-run ninth inning at Oakland.

Read more about O’Malley in our Zoning In series here.

Mariners Gameday Info – March 17 at OAK

ST Game InfoSpring #18: Seattle Mariners (8-8-1) at Oakland Athletics (6-6-2) | 1:05 pm | Hohokam Stadium
Starting Pitchers: LHP James Paxton (1-1, 4.00) vs. RHP Kendall Graveman (0-1, 7.20)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle will broadcast today’s game (delayed)…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 27

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 / 19 Days ’til Opening Day (April 4 at Texas Rangers)

MARINERS VS. GIANTS RECAP

Seattle Mariners' Luis Sardinas, left, celebrates his two-run home run with Norichika Aoki, of Japan, during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

After falling behind 5-0 early, the Mariners batted around for 6 runs on 6 hits in the bottom of the third and never looked back, defeating the Giants, 9-6, at Peoria Stadium.

San Francisco jumped out to a 5-0 lead, scoring 2 runs in the top of the second and 3 runs in the third, but the Mariners responded with a big inning.

Effren Navarro led off the bottom of the third with a walk, followed by a single off the bat of Shawn O’Malley. Leonys Martín then connected for his first home run of the spring to cut the Giants lead to 5-3. After a single from Norichika Aoki, Luis Sardiñas belted his first home run to even the score at 5-5. Robinson Canó was the sixth Mariners batter to reach base safely to begin the third as he tripled to center field. Canó later scored on Chris Iannetta’s single to give the Mariners a 6-5 lead.

O’Malley began the bottom of the fourth with a solo home run to right field to give the Mariners a 7-5 advantage.

Canó started the bottom of the fifth with a double to right field, advanced to third on a single from Nelson Cruz and scored when Franklin Gutierrez lifted a sacrifice fly to center. The Mariners took a 9-5 lead in the bottom of the fifth as Iannetta drove home pinch-runner Luis Caballero with a double.

Making his third start of the spring, Hisashi Iwakuma allowed 5 runs on 7 hits and walked 2 in 2.2 innings pitched. Vidal Nuño (1-1) tossed 1.1 scoreless innings in relief and earned the win. Emilio Pagan and Casey Coleman each pitched 1.0 scoreless inning with two strikeouts apiece.

O’Malley was 2-for-2 with 2 runs, 1 home run and 1 RBI on the day and is now batting .545 (12×22) with 11 runs, 1 double, 1 triple, 1 home run and 2 RBI this spring. Sardiñas was 1-for-3 with 1 run, 1 home run and 2 RBI and is batting .433 (13×30) with 6 runs, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run and 10 RBI in 13 games this spring.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS

The Mariners take the lead with six runs in the 3rd inning, fueled by home runs from Leonys Martin and Luis Sardinas.

Leonys Martin hits his first homer of the spring, a three-run shot over the right-center field fence, to cut into the Giants’ lead.

Luis Sardinas hits a long, two-run home run over the right-center field fence, tying the game at 5 in the bottom of the 3rd inning

Shawn O’Malley lines a pitch from Jeff Samardzija over the right-field wall for his first home run of the spring

Chris Iannetta singles into right right field, scoring Robinson Cano and giving the Mariners a 6-5 lead the 3rd inning

Chris Iannetta drives an RBI double to right-center field, scoring Tyler O’Neill and adding to the Mariners’ lead

 

BIG CROWD

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The Mariners had their biggest crowd of the spring today as 11,171 fans enjoyed a Mariners victory under a sunny blue sky. What better place to be during this time of year?

 

SUPERMAN IN CAMP

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We all know that Superman is faster than a speeding bullet and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound…but everybody in Major League Baseball knows that Nelson Cruz hits baseball fastballs that rival bullet speeds and that his home runs bounce off of tall buildings. Today, Nelson played the part, taking batting practice wearing a Superman shirt and cape. We didn’t get a great shot of the shirt, but above you’ll see a picture from last spring wearing one.

 

MARINERS COMMERCIALS

1200x628_CommercialsIf you missed them earlier today, be sure to check out the Mariners commercials that debuted this morning. If you’d like a recap as well as links to the videos, check out our earlier blog: Introducing the 2016 Mariners Commercials

 

C-FRESH

Charlie Furbush likes Kyle Seager’s style in his commercial so much that he may have walked off the set with some of the “swag” that Kyle wore during the shoot. We provide you with a photo of Charlie (courtesy of Shannon Drayer) without commentary.

 

MARCH 16 PHOTO GALLERY

Introducing the 2016 Mariners Commercials

1200x628_CommercialsThe commercials, shot on location during Spring Training, begin airing today during the broadcast of Mariners vs. Giants at Peoria Stadium (1:10 p.m. first pitch). The game will be broadcast live on ROOT SPORTS. The commercials will run throughout the season on local and regional broadcast and cable channels. They can also be viewed starting today at Mariners.com/Commercials, where viewers can vote online for their favorite.

This year’s campaign features 10 players, GM Jerry Dipoto, manager Scott Servais and hitting coach Edgar Martinez.

K-Swag

Featuring: Kyle Seager, Taijuan Walker, Hisashi Iwakuma & Charlie Furbush

A fictional marketing team has come up with a new image for Kyle Seager.  The Mariners third baseman is unsure about their idea but is willing to go along with their plan.  Teammates Charlie Furbush and Hisashi Iwakuma love the new look while Taijuan Walker prefers “Old School” Kyle.

Mirror Images

Featuring: Robinson Canó, Edgar Martinez, Scott Servais & Jerry Dipoto

This spot showcases two of the best hitters in Mariners baseball, Edgar Martinez and Robinson Cano.  Robinson is stunned to see a reflection of Edgar in a clubhouse mirror.  Like the classic Marx Brothers comedy sketch, Cano goes through a series of motions only to have them replicated by the mirror image of Edgar.  The bit concludes when Robinson holds up a lamp to the mirror while Edgar’s reflection holds up a light bat.  Scott Servais and Jerry Dipoto provide their perspective on Cano’s beautiful swing at the end of the spot.

Clubhouse Questions

Featuring: Felix Hernandez, Norichika Aoki, Wade Miley & Steve Cishek

Three of Felix Hernandez’s new teammates – Norichika Aoki, Wade Miley and Steve Cishek – are excited to meet the Mariners ace.  The trio peppers Felix questions about what it’s like to be a King.  Felix humbly shakes off all of their questions insisting that he is just a regular guy.  However, at the end of the spot, it’s revealed that Felix is indeed royalty.

Nellie’s Auto Glass

Featuring: Nelson Cruz

A Nelson Cruz long ball can do damage to the windshield of any car parked too close to left field at Safeco Field.  This commercial within a commercial reveals that Nelson has opened his own auto glass repair business in an effort to assist any fan in need of assistance.

And, of course, the tradition wouldn’t be complete without a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this year’s commercials.

Be sure to vote for your favorite here.

Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 25

Monday, March 14, 2016 / 21 Days ’til Opening Day (April 4 at Texas Rangers)

21 Days Until Opening Day

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The Cactus League Report will be live from 6-8 pm (AZ time) tonight from the Salty Señorita in Peoria. Tune in to 710 ESPN in the Seattle area tonight at 7:00 p.m. PT as hosts Rick Rizzs, Aaron Goldsmith, Dave Sims, Mike Blowers and Shannon Drayer visit with bench coach Tim Bogar, James Paxton, Stefen Romero, Boog Powell and The Seattle Times’ Ryan Divish.

Mariners Swept In Pair Of Split-Squad Games

PEORIA/SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The Mariners played a pair of “split squad” games today, hosting the Colorado Rockies in Peoria and travelling to Scottsdale to visit the Arizona Diamondbacks. Seattle dropped both games, losing 6-4 at home to the Rockies, and dropping an 8-3 decision on the road at Arizona.

Mariners vs. Rockies Recap:


IN PEORIA – The Rockies jumped out to an early lead and were never headed, as Colorado claimed a 6-4 Cactus League win in front of 5,960 fans at Peoria Stadium.

Right-handed pitcher Felix Hernandez made his first start of the spring, allowing 3 runs on 6 hits while striking out 5 in 2.1 innings pitched. He tossed 50 pitches, 27 strikes. He allowed a single run in the first as Trevor Story tripled and scored on a wild pitch, and a pair of runs in the third as Ryan Raburn’s bases loaded single drove in two.

Seattle answered with a two-out, two-run rally in the 4th to cut the Colorado lead to 3-2. Nelson Cruz walked and scored on Adam Lind’s double, and Lind came around to score on a Franklin Gutierrez single.

After the Rockies added a pair of runs in the 5th to take a 5-2 lead, Seattle pulled to within in one run on back-to-back two-out solo homers by Lind (#1) and Gutierrez (#3). Lind finished the game 2-for-3 with a double and the home run.

Colorado closed out the scoring with a solo home run by Story off of Joaquin Benoit.

Mariners at Diamondbacks Recap:
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– The Mariners rallied to take an early lead, but failed to score after the third inning in an 8-3 Cactus League loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks in front of 11,491 fans at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.

Taijuan Walker made the start and battled through 3.1 innings, allowing single runs in the first and second innings. In the third inning, he worked around a one-out double by Paul Goldschmidt to get out of the frame unscathed. In the fourth, he retired the first batter before allowing a double and a single to complete his day.

Relievers Joel Peralta (0.2) and David Rollins (2.0) both had shutout appearances, with Rollins retiring all six batters he faced. Minor league call-up Dylan Unsworth gave up four runs in his 2.0 innings of work.

Down by two in the third inning, Seattle rallied to score three runs and take the lead. With two outs in the inning and Norichika Aoki at second base, Luis Sardiñas collected an RBI triple that bounced off the center field wall, and he came around to score as Kyle Seager followed with his second home run of the spring, a deep drive to right field. Seth Smith continued the rally with a triple, but Dae-Ho Lee flew out to the warning track in right field.

Sardiñas finished the game 2-for-3 with a run scored, a double, triple and an RBI. On the spring, he is hitting .462 (12×26) with 5 runs, 4 doubles, 1 triple and 8 RBI in 11 games.

The Mariners (7-8) return to Cactus League play tomorrow (Tuesday, March 15) at 1:10 pm, travelling to Tempe to visit the Angels. The game will be broadcast in the Seattle area on 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network (delayed). Right-handed pitcher Cody Martin is scheduled to start for the Mariners against Angels left-hander Andrew Heaney.

Junior Mariners


The Seattle Mariners today announced a series of new initiatives designed to engage kids across the Northwest with the game of baseball through a multi-year campaign known as “Junior Mariners.” The program encompasses all existing Mariners kids-related efforts along with the new initiatives. Mariners.com/Kids will serve as a one-stop clearinghouse for all Junior Mariners information.

During this inaugural year, Junior Mariners will focus on four areas:
•    Encouraging kids to play baseball;
•    Connecting kids throughout the region to Mariners Baseball;
•    Enhancing their ballpark experience;
•    Making it affordable for families to attend games at Safeco Field.

The most visible element of the campaign to engage kids is a white plastic ball. During 2016, the Mariners will give away 100,000 Junior Mariners-branded Wiffle® Balls to kids across the region at schools, hospitals, Boys & Girls Clubs, community parks and playfields and various other locations and events throughout the year. The goal is to put baseballs in the hands of as many kids as possible and get them to play—even if they are not part of an organized team.

For details and to register your kids for Junior Mariners, visit Mariners.com/Kids. 

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Mariners Gameday Info – March 14 vs. COL, at ARI

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Spring #14: Seattle Mariners (7-6) vs. Colorado Rockies (6-6) | 1:10 pm | Peoria Stadium
Starting Pitchers: RHP Felix Hernandez (0-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Tyler Chatwood (0-0, 4.50)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle will broadcast today’s game live…also available via mariners.com
TV: ROOT SPORTS
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data

Spring #15: Seattle Mariners (7-6) at Arizona Diamondbacks (10-3-1) | 1:10 pm | Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
Starting Pitchers: RHP Taijuan Walker (0-1, 3.60) vs. RHP Zack Greinke (0-0, 0.00)
Radio: None
TV: None
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data

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Mariners Mondays – Felix & Nellie Are Hot

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On this week’s Mariners Mondays on ROOT SPORTS Felix Hernandez and Nelson Cruz show baseball how it’s done.

Felix felt he had the stuff for another perfect game when he took the mound on April 24 against the Minnesota Twins. He needed just 38 pitches as he cruised through the first 12 batters, striking out six of them. He ended up yielding five hits, but he absolutely dominated the Twins for a complete-game shutout (2-0) victory. Felix got all the offense he would need off the bat of Nelson Cruz, whose Major League leading ninth home run sailed 442 feet into the second deck of the left field bleachers.

Two starts later, May 4, Felix was once again in control at Anaheim, and Nelson Cruz showed why he was named American League Player of the Month for April. Felix gave up just one run and six hits in seven innings against the Anaheim Angels, as he notched a 3-2 win, his fifth straight win to start the season. Cruz hit his league-leading 14th home run to snap a scoreless tie in the 7th inning. Fernando Rodney escaped a shaky 9th (surrendered a solo home run) for his 8th save in nine tries.

Mariners Mondays airs every Monday night on ROOT SPORTS through March leading up to the season opener on Monday April 4 at Texas.

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