Mariners Shut Out In Toronto, Hopes Fading Fast


Taijuan Walker knew what was at stake. The Mariners needed a win to keep their average hopes of making the playoffs alive. A loss would make the road a lot more difficult.

Walker pitched his first complete game of his MLB career allowing just four hits. But one of those hits, a bloop single in the 8th, scored the only run Walker would allow and the Mariners lost to the Toronto Blue Jays, 1-0.

The Mariners could not solve Mark Buehrle, who struck out 10 Mariners in 8 IP, allowing only three hits and one walk.

Having just fallen behind 1-0 in the bottom of the 8th, the Mariners led things off in the top of the 9th with a single by Chris Taylor. After Buehrle was lifted for Aaron Sanchez, James Jones replaced Taylor at first.

The speedy Jones however was picked off by a quick move from Sanchez. It’s the 2nd time he’s been picked off this year.

Austin Jackson then struck out for the 3rd time in the game and Dustin Ackley grounded out to end it.

The loss drops the Mariners even closer towards elimination for the 2014 season. The Oakland Athletics and Kansas City Royals both lost, so the M’s are three games behind both teams for the wild-card spots with four games to play.

Seattle finishes up their series with Toronto today with Tom Wilhelmsen getting the start. The A’s start a four-game series in Texas and Kansas City starts a four-game series in Chicago with the White Sox.




Austin JacksonCF400000302.259
Dustin AckleyLF401000101.245
Robinson Canó2B300000001.318
Kendrys Morales1B300000101.217
Kyle Seager3B300000100.270
Logan MorrisonRF300000200.253
Corey HartDH301000200.203
Mike ZuninoC200001101.198
Chris TaylorSS201000000.283
James JonesPR000000000.251


2B – C Hart (9, M Buehrle)

S – C Taylor

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – A Jackson 1, D Ackley 1

GIDP – K Morales

Team LOB – 2


Picked Off – J Jones (1st base, A Sanchez)


DP – 1 (R Cano-C Taylor-K Morales)


José ReyesSS400000102.285
José BautistaRF301000101.290
Edwin EncarnaciónDH300000001.270
Adam Lind1B300000001.320
Dioner NavarroC301000000.277
Dalton PompeyLF300000101.160
Munenori Kawasaki3B210001001.259
Anthony GoseCF300000201.223
Ryan Goins2B302100100.188


RBI – R Goins (14)

2-out RBI – R Goins

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – J Reyes 1

GIDP – M Kawasaki

Team LOB – 3


DP – 1 (J Reyes-R Goins-A Lind)



Taijuan Walker(L, 2-3)8.04111601.292.61


Mark Buehrle(W, 13-10)8.030011001.363.39
Aarón Sánchez(SV, 3)1.00000100.671.15

Pitches-strikes – T Walker 99-66; M Buehrle 93-64; A Sanchez 10-5

Ground balls-fly balls – T Walker 10-8; M Buehrle 8-6; A Sanchez 1-0

Batters faced – T Walker 28; M Buehrle 27; A Sanchez 2

Game Details

Game Time: 1:59.

Umpires: HP–Marvin Hudson. 1B–Doug Eddings. 2B–Cory Blaser. 3B–Jim Joyce.

Weather: 63 degrees, Clear.

Wind: 13 mph, Right to Left.

Attendance: 16,836.