Mariners Score Two In 12th, Hold On To Beat Angels


The Seattle Mariners didn’t want to go 16 innings again. With runs at a premium for a second night, Kyle Seager, Logan Morrison and Justin Smoak decided that enough was enough.

Morrison’s double scored Seager who led off the 12th with a double and Morrison scored on a single by Smoak. That actually turned out to be the winning run as the Angels got one back in the bottom of the 12th but still lost to the M’s 3-2.

Felix Hernandez and Garrett Richards gave us the pitching matchup I predicted in the gameday preview. Felix allowed only two hits and one unearned run in seven innings, striking out nine but walked an un-Felix-like four batters.

Richards was up to the task going eight innings allowing only three hits, one run and one walk while fanning seven.

Dominic Leone, who took the loss in Friday’s 16-inning marathon, got the win Saturday but made it interesting. After pitching a solid 11th, Leone came back in for the 12th with the 3-1 lead and gave up a leadoff homer to David Freese to make it 3-2.

Charlie Furbush then came in and set the Angels down in order to earn his first career save (Fernando Rodney was used in the 10th inning).

In the past two days, the Mariners and Angels have played 9 hours and 21 minutes of baseball Both of their pitching staffs have thrown a total of 779 pitches in 28 innings. Lucky, the teams are coming off the All-Star break and are presumably rested.

The Mariners now sit eight games behind Oakland in the AL West and two games ahead of Cleveland for the 2nd AL Wild-Card. The M’s look to take the series Sunday with Chris Young on the hill.




James JonesCF601000204.285
Stefen RomeroRF500000203.190
Robinson Canó2B500000102.335
Kyle Seager3B512000000.275
Logan Morrison1B401101101.222
Willie BloomquistPR010000000.275
Mike ZuninoC000000000.201
Corey HartDH400000101.208
Endy ChávezPH-DH101000010.265
Dustin AckleyLF512000103.232
Brad MillerSS400001101.203
Jesús SucreC401100201.222
Justin SmoakPH-1B101100000.210


2B – K Seager (23, J Thatcher); L Morrison (6, J Thatcher); D Ackley (16, G Richards)

RBI – L Morrison (16), J Sucre (1), J Smoak (30)

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – S Romero 2, R Cano 1

Team LOB – 8


SB – E Chavez (2, 2nd base off M Morin/C Iannetta)


E – B Miller (14, field)

DP – 2 (B Miller, R Cano-B Miller-L Morrison)

LA Angels

Kole CalhounRF500000102.284
Mike TroutCF501000201.311
Albert Pujols1B310002001.274
Josh HamiltonDH401001002.285
Howie Kendrick2B402001212.294
David Freese3B411111202.255
Efrén NavarroLF500000003.298
Chris IannettaC500000403.270
John McDonaldSS200001200.185
Grant GreenPH100000000.320


2B – M Trout (29, F Hernandez); H Kendrick (18, B Maurer)

HR – D Freese (5, 12th inning off D Leone 0 on, 0 Out)

RBI – D Freese (33)

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – J Hamilton 1, H Kendrick 1, C Iannetta 3

GIDP – K Calhoun

Team LOB – 7


SB – H Kendrick (12, 2nd base off F Hernandez/J Sucre)

CS – J Hamilton (1, 2nd base by D Leone/J Sucre)


Outfield assists – E Navarro



Félix Hernández7.02104900.902.02
Yoervis Medina0.20001001.082.16
Joe Beimel0.10000001.211.47
Brandon Maurer1.01000201.425.40
Fernando Rodney1.00001101.131.93
Dominic Leone(W, 3-2)1.02110111.222.20
Charlie Furbush(SV, 1)1.00000001.203.81

LA Angels

Garrett Richards8.03111701.032.47
Huston Street1.01000101.000.00
Joe Smith1.01000100.902.22
Kevin Jepsen1.00000100.981.98
Joe Thatcher(L, 0-1)0.02220002.4010.80
Mike Morin1.02001101.131.98

WP – Y Medina

IBB – A Pujols (by Y Medina); B Miller (by M Morin)

HBP – J McDonald (by Y Medina); S Romero (by G Richards)

Pitches-strikes – F Hernandez 114-74; Y Medina 11-3; J Beimel 2-1; B Maurer 17-12; F Rodney 15-8; D Leone 17-10; C Furbush 15-8; G Richards 98-65; H Street 17-12; J Smith 8-7; K Jepsen 12-8; J Thatcher 7-4; M Morin 22-11
Ground balls-fly balls – F Hernandez 8-3; Y Medina 1-1; J Beimel 0-1; B Maurer 0-1; F Rodney 1-0; D Leone 1-0; C Furbush 2-0; G Richards 10-3; H Street 1-1; J Smith 2-1; K Jepsen 1-1; J Thatcher 0-0; M Morin 2-1

Batters faced – F Hernandez 26; Y Medina 4; J Beimel 1; B Maurer 4; F Rodney 3; D Leone 4; C Furbush 3; G Richards 28; H Street 4; J Smith 4; K Jepsen 3; J Thatcher 2; M Morin 6

Game Details

Game Time: 4:07.

Umpires: HP–Alfonso Marquez. 1B–Paul Schrieber. 2B–Adam Hamari. 3B–Ted Barrett.

Weather: 73 degrees, Partly Cloudy.

Wind: 8 mph, Out to Right.

Attendance: 40,231.