Aug 6, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners first baseman Logan Morrison (20) is greeted by shortstop Chris Taylor (22) after hitting a three-run home run against the Atlanta Braves during the third inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Mariners Get Long Ball Going, Give Braves 8th Straight Loss

Is this the kind of offense we can expect from the Seattle Mariners down the stretch? If it is, this will be a tough team to beat.

Dustin Ackley and Logan Morrison both homered in a four-run 3rd inning as the Seattle Mariners went on to beat the Atlanta Braves 7-3 Wednesday at Safeco Field.

Every starter with the exception of catcher Jesus Sucre had at least one hit as Chris Young earned his 10th win of the season, marking the first time he hit that mark since 2006.

The Mariners sweep the short two-game series and in doing so, sweep the season series with the Braves – they won both games in Atlanta earlier in the year.

With New York, Toronto and Kansas City all winning, the Mariners didn’t gain any ground in the Wild-Card chase. However, with the 4th-best run differential in all of baseball, if the Mariners can continue to hit like this, they will get right back into the playoff hunt.

The Mariners homestand continues with the Chicago White Sox coming to town for a four-game series that begins tonight. The White Sox just lost two of three to the Texas Rangers and the M’s will miss Chris Sale in the rotation. But they will face old friend Hector Noesi on Saturday.

BOX SCORE

 

Batting

Atlanta

 
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Emilio BonifacioLF 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277
Tommy La Stella2B 4 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .284
Freddie Freeman1B 4 0 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 .283
Justin UptonDH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 3 .281
Jason HeywardRF 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271
Chris Johnson3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 .276
Evan GattisC 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 .279
B.J. UptonCF 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 .212
Ramiro PenaSS 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 .207
Totals 36 3 10 3 0 2 10 0 13
Batting
2B – F Freeman (30, C Young); B Upton (17, C Young)
RBI – T La Stella (25), F Freeman 2 (62)
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – J Upton 1, R Pena 3
Team LOB – 8
Fielding
DP – 1 (T La Stella-R Pena-F Freeman)

Seattle

 
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Austin JacksonCF 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .269
Dustin AckleyLF 5 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 .254
Robinson Cano2B 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 .332
Kendrys MoralesDH 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 2 .221
Kyle Seager3B 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 .278
Chris TaylorSS 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 2 .367
Logan Morrison1B 4 1 1 3 1 0 1 0 4 .214
Endy ChavezRF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .256
Jesus SucreC 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 .136
Totals 34 7 12 7 2 3 8 0 12
Batting
2B – R Cano 2 (27, J Teheran, J Russell)
HR – D Ackley (7, 3rd inning off J Teheran 0 on, 0 Out), L Morrison (6, 3rd inning off J Teheran 2 on, 2 Out)
SF – C Taylor
RBI – D Ackley (38), K Morales (24), K Seager (68), C Taylor (3), L Morrison 3 (22)
2-out RBI – K Seager, L Morrison 3
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – C Taylor 1, L Morrison 1
GIDP – L Morrison
Team LOB – 7
Fielding
Outfield assists – A Jackson

Pitching

Atlanta

 
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Julio Teheran(L, 10-8) 6.0 9 6 6 2 5 2 1.07 2.92
James Russell 0.2 2 1 1 0 1 0 1.25 3.44
Anthony Varvaro 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.12 2.89
Juan Jaime 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.09 2.45

Seattle

 
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Chris Young(W, 10-6) 5.0 7 3 3 1 6 0 1.14 3.27
Joe Beimel 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.19 1.34
Tom Wilhelmsen(HLD, 6) 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1.02 2.21
Dominic Leone(HLD, 8) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.23 2.14
Charlie Furbush 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.22 3.94
Yoervis Medina 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.13 2.31
Pitches-strikes – J Teheran 101-68; J Russell 17-12; A Varvaro 8-4; J Jaime 14-10; C Young 92-60; J Beimel 4-3; T Wilhelmsen 15-8; D Leone 14-9; C Furbush 9-7; Y Medina 12-8
Ground balls-fly balls – J Teheran 10-8; J Russell 1-1; A Varvaro 1-0; J Jaime 1-0; C Young 4-5; J Beimel 0-0; T Wilhelmsen 1-0; D Leone 2-1; C Furbush 2-0; Y Medina 0-2
Batters faced – J Teheran 28; J Russell 4; A Varvaro 2; J Jaime 4; C Young 22; J Beimel 1; T Wilhelmsen 4; D Leone 4; C Furbush 3; Y Medina 4
Game Details
Game Time: 2:53.
Umpires: HP–Lance Barrett. 1B–Brian Gorman. 2B–Ed Hickox. 3B–Pat Hoberg.
Weather: 67 degrees, Partly Cloudy.
Wind: 2 mph, In From Left.
Attendance: 30,770.
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