Seattle Stays Hot Against Anaheim

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July 15: Seattle 11, Anaheim 2

Angels starter Dean Chance was humming through four innings, but things went awry after Robinson Cano led off the bottom of the fifth with a game-tying solo jack. Raul Ibanez and Ichiro Suzuki both doubled in the inning and Edgar Martinez added a single. Then in the sixth, shortstop Jim Fregosi made an error that allowed Alex Rodriguez to reach, Kyle Seager singled, and Cano tripled, and the Mariners were off to the races. Cano was a double short of the cycle.

Randy Johnson allowed just one run in seven innings to lower his ERA to 3.86, fourth best among qualified starters in the Expansion Division.

                   R  H BB
ANA 001 000 010 -  2  9  5
SEA 000 033 32x - 11 12  3

HR: A. Rodriguez (17), R. Cano (9), R. Ibanez (6)

starters     IP  R ER HR BB SO
D. Chance   5.1  6  5  1  2  4  
R. Johnson  7.0  1  1  0  5  8 

ANA 32-56, SEA 44-45

July 16: Anaheim 5, Seattle 2

Two All-Star pitchers, Jered Weaver and Jamie Moyer, had a nice duel that saw Seattle clinging to a 2-1 lead in the top of the ninth. Seattle’s All-Star fireman Arthur Rhodes came in to finish the game but didn’t record a single out. Bobby Grich started the ninth off with a single, Brian Downing walked, Mike Trout reached on a Ken Griffey error, and Troy Glaus bashed a round-tripper to knock Rhodes out of the game.

                  R H BB
ANA 000 000 104 - 5 5  4
SEA 010 000 100 - 2 5  2

HR: B. Grich (8), T. Glaus (14), I. Suzuki (5)

starters    IP  R ER HR BB SO
J. Weaver  7.0  2  2  1  2  3  
J. Moyer   8.0  1  1  1  2  8 

ANA 33-56, SEA 44-46

July 17: Seattle 6, Anaheim 3

Second, third, and fourth hitters Martinez, Griffey, and Alvin Davis all reached safely thrice in the contest. Griffey’s two run shot in the bottom of the first gave Seattle a lead they held the rest of the way.

                  R  H BB
ANA 100 000 200 - 3  6  5
SEA 200 103 00x - 6 11  5

HR: B. Downing (5), K. Griffey (17), K. Johjima (6)

starters     IP  R ER HR BB SO
K. Escobar  5.1  6  6  2  5  3  
E. Hanson   6.2  3  3  1  5  6 

ANA 33-57, SEA 45-46

July 18: Seattle 11, Anaheim 5

The Mariners put the game and the series out of reach early, as Anaheim’s Nolan Ryan walked seven while getting just three outs. In those first three innings, the Mariners scored 11, A-Rod homered twice, including a grand slam, and Suzuki and Cano added homers as well. Seattle has won 14 of their last 17 and improved to .500.

Ryan’s ERA ballooned to 6.01, and he could be wildly pitching himself out of a rotation spot. Frank Tanana made his case to replace Ryan in the rotation with five shutout innings in this one.

                   R  H BB
ANA 000 010 004 -  5  9  3
SEA 362 000 00x - 11 11  7

HR: T. Glaus (15), I. Suzuki (6),
A. Rodriguez-2 (19), R. Cano (10)

starters    IP  R ER HR BB SO
N. Ryan    1.0  7  7  1  7  2  
F. Garcia  7.0  1  1  0  0  4 

ANA 33-58, SEA 46-46
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