Seattle Mariners Drop Last Game Before All-Star Break


It may have been a loss, but for the Seattle Mariners and their fans, it still felt like a win.

The Mariners lost to the Oakland Athletics 4-1 on Sunday, the last game before the All-Star break. But for Seattle, sitting at 51-44, just seven games back of the A’s and having won the three-game series, their heads are held high.

That’s because not many people outside of the Pacific Northwest – and many in it – expected Seattle to be where they are at this point of the season.

Seven games back of 1st, seven games over .500 and with a 2.5 game lead over Kansas City and Toronto for the second American League wild-card spot.

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As for the game itself, the Mariners offense struggled to push runs across the plate one again. The Mariners were 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position.

The Mariners actually have one of the lowest totals of runners left on base per game. But with a team batting average of .245, that means not a lot of runners are on base to begin with, they have to knock them in.

Seattle enters the All-Star break sending four representatives to Minnesota and hopefully sending GM Jack Zduriencik to Philadelphia or Chicago or Tampa to get a deal done to improve this team.




John JasoC301100001.274
Stephen Vogt1B400000004.358
Yoenis CéspedesDH400000000.246
Brandon MossRF411110200.268
Josh Donaldson3B400000000.238
Jed LowrieSS411000000.239
Nick Punto2B411110101.213
Andy ParrinoLF312001000.333
Craig GentryCF401100101.271


2B – J Lowrie (24, C Young); A Parrino (2, C Young)

HR – B Moss (21, 6th inning off C Young 0 on, 1 Out), N Punto (2, 9th inning off J Beimel 0 on, 1 Out)

RBI – J Jaso (28), B Moss (66), N Punto (12), C Gentry (7)

2-out RBI – J Jaso, C Gentry

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – J Jaso 1, S Vogt 2

Team LOB – 5


E – S Gray (2, throw)


Endy ChávezRF401000000.260
James JonesCF411000100.287
Robinson Canó2B301101000.334
Kyle Seager3B402000102.279
Logan MorrisonDH401000212.230
Justin Smoak1B400000002.202
Dustin AckleyLF200001102.225
Willie BloomquistPH100000100.269
Brad MillerSS300000001.204
Mike ZuninoC300000100.206


RBI – R Cano (57)

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – K Seager 1, D Ackley 2

Team LOB – 6


SB – L Morrison (3, 2nd base off S Gray/J Jaso)



Sonny Gray(W, 10-3)7.26102501.192.79
Sean Doolittle(SV, 14)1.10000200.662.89


Chris Young(L, 8-6)6.05331211.103.15
Danny Farquhar0.21000101.232.88
Charlie Furbush0.10000001.224.00
Brandon Maurer1.00000101.475.65
Joe Beimel1.01110011.231.50

IBB – R Cano (by S Gray)

HBP – J Jaso (by D Farquhar)

Pitches-strikes – S Gray 108-70; S Doolittle 17-11; C Young 90-56; D Farquhar 14-8; C Furbush 3-2; B Maurer 16-11; J Beimel 13-7

Ground balls-fly balls – S Gray 13-6; S Doolittle 0-2; C Young 4-12; D Farquhar 0-0; C Furbush 0-1; B Maurer 1-0; J Beimel 2-2

Batters faced – S Gray 30; S Doolittle 4; C Young 24; D Farquhar 4; C Furbush 1; B Maurer 3; J Beimel 4

Game Details

Game Time: 2:43.

Umpires: HP–Mike Muchlinski. 1B–John Tumpane. 2B–James Hoye. 3B–Bob Davidson.

Weather: 74 degrees, Clear.

Wind: 3 mph, Out to Right.

Attendance: 25,944.