Aug 31, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners left fielder Dustin Ackley (13) rounds the bases after hitting a three-run homer against the Washington Nationals during the fifth inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Mariners Score Runs at Safeco, Win Finale Versus the Nats

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After a rough week offensively the Mariners salvage a win in the finale at Safeco Field against the NL East leading Washington Nationals. After a 2-4 week, the Mariners are somehow just 0.5 games back in the Wild Card race.

Dustin Ackley accounted for 4 RBI today, one on a sharp single back up the middle and three more on a home run cranked to right field.

With poor offense most of the week the M’s scored 5 runs and notched 12 hits against Tanner Roark and Co. this afternoon in Seattle.

Ackley has now pushed his average to .260, while Robinson Cano went 1-for-4 and his average has dipped to .324.

Endy Chavez provided the 5th RBI of the day on a double.

Hisashi Iwakuma wasn’t at his sharpest, allowing three earned runs and striking out 6 in 6 innings of work. The bullpen combined for 3 shutout innings, allowing only one hit off of closer Fernando Rodney in the 9th.

This win provides some needed momentum as the Mariners head out on an AL West roadtrip to face the Oakland Athletics and the Texas Rangers.

 

BOX SCORE:

Washington AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .298
Rendon, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .279
Werth, DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .287
LaRoche, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .258
Desmond, SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .251
Harper, LF 4 2 3 2 0 1 0 .268
Ramos, W, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .285
1-Espinosa, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .216
Lobaton, C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .232
Cabrera, A, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .245
Schierholtz, RF 4 1 1 1 0 1 3 .188
Totals 34 3 6 3 2 10 12 .252

1-Ran for Ramos, W in the 7th.

Seattle AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jackson, A, CF 4 1 3 0 0 1 0 .271
Ackley, LF 4 1 2 4 0 0 2 .260
Cano, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .324
Morales, K, 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .230
1-Jones, J, PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253
Morrison, 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235
Seager, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .274
Denorfia, DH 4 0 0 0 0 3 3 .239
Chavez, En, RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 .275
Zunino, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .201
Miller, B, SS 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 .206
Totals 34 5 12 5 1 5 15 .247

1-Ran for Morales, K in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Werth (31, Iwakuma), Span (36, Iwakuma).
HR: Harper 2 (10, 2nd inning off Iwakuma, 0 on, 1 out; 4th inning off Iwakuma, 0 on, 1 out), Schierholtz (7, 3rd inning off Iwakuma, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Span 2; Schierholtz 4; Harper 9; Werth 2.
RBI: Harper 2 (28), Schierholtz (34).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: LaRoche 2; Span; Schierholtz.
Team RISP: 0-for-7.
Team LOB: 6.
FIELDING
DP: 2 (Desmond-Cabrera, A-LaRoche, LaRoche-Desmond-Roark).
BATTING
2B: Miller, B (11, Roark), Chavez, En (11, Stammen).
HR: Ackley (11, 5th inning off Roark, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Cano; Chavez, En 2; Ackley 5; Jackson, A 3; Morales, K; Seager; Miller, B 4.
RBI: Ackley 4 (60), Chavez, En (20).
2-out RBI: Chavez, En.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cano; Zunino.
GIDP: Cano, Morales, K.
Team RISP: 4-for-9.
Team LOB: 6.
BASERUNNING
SB: Jones, J 2 (22, 2nd base off Stammen/Lobaton, 3rd base off Stammen/Lobaton).
Washington IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Roark(L, 12-9) 6.1 11 4 4 0 4 1 2.91
Blevins 1.0 0 1 1 1 0 0 5.21
Stammen 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.49
Totals 8.0 12 5 5 1 5 1 3.13
Seattle IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Iwakuma(W, 13-6) 6.0 5 3 3 0 6 3 2.90
Furbush(H, 17) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.76
Farquhar(H, 12) 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.43
Medina(H, 20) 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.09
Rodney(S, 39) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.28
Totals 9.0 6 3 3 2 10 3 3.02
WP: Farquhar.
Pitches-strikes: Roark 92-60, Blevins 15-10, Stammen 12-9, Iwakuma 86-57, Furbush 7-5, Farquhar 20-13, Medina 17-9, Rodney 8-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Roark 6-6, Blevins 1-1, Stammen 0-0, Iwakuma 8-3, Furbush 0-0, Farquhar 2-0, Medina 0-0, Rodney 2-0.
Batters faced: Roark 28, Blevins 4, Stammen 3, Iwakuma 23, Furbush 1, Farquhar 4, Medina 4, Rodney 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Blevins 2-0, Stammen 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Jim Joyce. 1B: Marvin Hudson. 2B: Doug Eddings. 3B: Cory Blaser.
Weather: 67 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 1 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:57.
Att: 26,221.
Venue: Safeco Field.
August 31, 2014
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