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.




Emilio BonifacioLF511000000.277
Tommy La Stella2B400101000.284
Freddie Freeman1B403200100.283
Justin UptonDH400000403.281
Jason HeywardRF402000000.271
Chris Johnson3B400000202.276
Evan GattisC412000102.279
B.J. UptonCF301001202.212
Ramiro PenaSS411000004.207


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


DP – 1 (T La Stella-R Pena-F Freeman)


Austin JacksonCF501000101.269
Dustin AckleyLF522110101.254
Robinson Cano2B322001000.332
Kendrys MoralesDH301101102.221
Kyle Seager3B413100001.278
Chris TaylorSS211101102.367
Logan Morrison1B411310104.214
Endy ChavezRF401000100.256
Jesus SucreC400000201.136


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


Outfield assists – A Jackson



Julio Teheran(L, 10-8)6.09662521.072.92
James Russell0.22110101.253.44
Anthony Varvaro0.10001001.122.89
Juan Jaime1.01000201.092.45


Chris Young(W, 10-6)5.07331601.143.27
Joe Beimel0.01000001.191.34
Tom Wilhelmsen(HLD, 6)1.00001201.022.21
Dominic Leone(HLD, 8)1.01000101.232.14
Charlie Furbush0.21000001.223.94
Yoervis Medina1.10000101.132.31

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.