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Jun 25, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) hits a 2-run home run against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Hisashi Iwakuma Chased After Four Innings

Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma was chased in the 5th inning of Wednesday’s game against the Red Sox after allowing five runs on eight hits including a two-run homer to David Ortiz in the first inning.

The outing was the shortest of the season for the 2013 All-Star. Iwakuma has been dazzling at times this season and has looked incredibly hittable at other times.

The Mariners five-game winning streak is on the line as the Red Sox have a 5-3 lead in the top of the 8th as of the time of this posting.

Iwakuma last gave up five earned runs on May 30 against Detroit. He allowed five or more runs in a start only three times in 2013.

The Mariners have been getting the long ball going again as well, with Kyle Seager and Mike Zunino both with homers to keep the game close.

Be sure to check back for a full recap tomorrow morning at 7 AM PDT.

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Aquasox win in 13

The Everett Aquasox (Mariners Class-A Short Season affiliate) defeated the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (SF Giants) 6-5 Tuesday night in 13 innings. The Aquasox jumped on the board with three runs in the first while Blake Holovach didn’t allow a hit until the 5th inning.

The Volcanoes tied the game in the bottom of the 9th and the bullpens held serve until the 13th when Everett erupted for another 3-spot. They then held off a late rally by Salem-Keizer to take the win.

I was at the game (I live in Salem) and snapped some shots of the Aquasox and posted them on Twitter. Check them out:

Here’s Everett skipper Dave Valle.

Here’s the bullpen before the game, including 5th round draft pick Dan Altavilla (#32).

Here are several players warming up prior to the game. Future Mariner hopefuls.

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