They Came to Play

marinersSThe deck seemed stacked against Seattle's hometown heroes Tuesday as they took the field against the number one team in the Majors, the Boston Red Sox. Even facing off against a rookie, Alan Webster, not many were giving the M's a snowball's chance in a Texas midsummer night of overcoming Boston's own.

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Mariners Beat Red Sox 11-4

felixjuly9Felix Hernandez held the Red Sox to two runs and six hits over seven innings and Raul Ibanez hit his 22nd home run in leading the Seattle Mariners to an 11-4 victory over Boston on Monday night. Hernandez (9-4) walked two and struck out six, maintaining his 2.69 ERA, second lowest in the American League behind teammate Hisashi Iwakuma's 2.60.

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Saunders Shut Down Reds

saundersjuly8Joe Saunders pitched seven efficient innings and Nick Franklin and Justin Smoak each homered to lift the Seattle Mariners to a 3-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday. A day after the Reds scored 13 runs, they managed just six hits and a run off Saunders.

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Beltre Powers Rangers Win

marinersbaseballAdrian Beltre homered twice and the Texas Rangers used a four-run seventh inning to beat the Seattle Mariners 5-4 on Thursday night. Beltre finished with three hits and two RBIs, helping the Rangers avoid a three-game series sweep. Mitch Moreland and Elvis Andrus each drove in a run.

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Mariners Beat Rangers 4-2

seagerhrKyle Seager hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning, and the Seattle Mariners won consecutive games in Texas for the first time in more than a year with a 4-2 victory over the Rangers on Wednesday night. Michael Saunders walked on a full-count pitch with two out before Seager connected against Robbie Ross (4-2) for his third hit of the game.

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