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Sunday, March 17, 2013 Peoria Stadium TEXAS RANGERS (10-9-2) vs. SEATTLE MARINERS (14-7)

Game #22 Home #11

TODAY’S GAME INFORMATION
Starting Pitchers: LH Michael Kirkman (0-0, 0.00) vs. RH Blake Beavan (1-0, 5.63) 1:05 pm • Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle / Mariners.com (subscription required) • TV: ROOT Sports
SPRING RECORD
Overall Record................................. 14-7 PEORIA STADIUM............................. 7-4 Home Record.................................... 6-4 Road Record..................................... 8-3 Current Streak................................... W3

TODAY’S TILT…the Mariners (14-7) return home to Peoria Stadium to face the split-squad Texas Rangers (10-9-2) at 1:05 pm…the Mariners have won three consecutive Cactus League games, and have the second-best record in the Cactus League at 14-7 (KC is 16-4-1)…right-hander Blake Beavan (1-0, 5.63) will make his third spring start (4th appearance) against Rangers lefty Michael Kirkman (0-0, 0.00).

UPCOMING PROBABLE PITCHERS (subject to change)…
TODAY: Mariners vs. Rangers 1:05 pm 710 ESPN Seattle/ROOT SEA — Beavan*, Capps, Loe, Pryor, Farquhar -- Felix Hernandez will throw in MiLB game TEX — Kirkman*, Nathan, Font, Yan, Grimm MONDAY: Mariners at Athletics 1:05 pm SEA — Iwakuma*, Perez, Luetge, Pryor, Bawcom OAK — Griffin*, Figueroa, Neshek, Cook TUESDAY: Mariners vs. Giants 7:05 710 ESPN Seattle/ROOT SEA — Maurer*, Wilhelmsen, Furbush, Pryor, Farquhar -- Joe Saunders will throw in MiLB game SF — Zito*
* Starting Pitcher

THE COUNTDOWN
15 days to Opening Day, 4/1 at Oakland 22 days to Home Opener, 4/8 vs. Houston

RECENT RESULTS
March 9............................. L, 2-3 at LAD March 10...................... L, 7-11 vs. CWS March 12...........................L, 4-5 vs. ARI March 13............................. L, 2-4 at KC March 14......................... W, 8-7 vs. CIN March 15.......................... W, 8-5 at LAA March 15............L, 1-8 vs. Netherlands* March 16..........................W, 5-2 at COL
* WBC Exhibition, no records/stats count

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
March 18...................... @Oakland (1:05) March 19.............. San Francisco (7:05) March 20............................. Off Day!!!!!!!! March 21.................. Chicago-NL (7:05) March 22.................. @San Diego (7:05) March 23..................... Cleveland (1:05) Bold - Peoria Stadium

FELIX IN MILB GAME TODAY…Felix Hernandez will start in a Mariners minor league game today for High Desert on Field #3 at 1 pm…he is scheduled to throw 4.0 innings against the Reds Single-A affiliate from the California League (Bakersfield)…Mike Zunino is scheduled to catch. NOT SO GREEN…the Mariners are 13-20 all-time on St. Patrick’s Day, and have lost 9 of last 10… Seattle has only 2 wins on St. Patty’s Day since 2001. ROAD WARRIORS…Seattle is is 8-3 when playing as the road team this spring, including one game vs. the Padres at Peoria Stadium. MIGHTY MORSE…Michael Morse is tied for the spring training lead with 5 home runs (with Paul Konerko-CWS & Khris Davis-MIL)…Morse went 1-for-1 yesterday, and has reached base safely in his last seven plate appearances going back to March 13 at KC (2 HR, 2B, 1B, BB, 2 HBP)… overall he is batting .375 (12x32) with 8 extra base hits (5 HR, 3 2B) and 10 RBI in 12 Cactus League games…the club record for home runs in a single spring training is 8 set by Mike Wilson in 2009. WHAT A RELIEF…Mariners relief pitchers lead all of spring training (both the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues) with 131 strikeouts…the next closest team is the Toronto Blue Jays (with 124 bullpen K’s) and the next closest Cactus League team is the Dodgers (114)…the Mariners bullpen also ranks 3rd in the Cactus League with a 4.05 ERA (61 ER, 135.2 IP) and 4th with 6 saves. ROSTER MOVES…the Mariners made 11 roster moves Friday to cut the spring training roster to 40 players (29 roster + 11 non-roster)…the current spring roster includes 19 pitchers (6 non-roster), 4 catchers (2 non-roster), 9 infielders (3 non-roster) and 8 outfielders (all on 40-man roster). HOME RUN DERBY…the Mariners have hit 41 HR to lead all of spring training teams, already eclipsing the home run totals from the last three spring trainings: 28 HR in 26 G in ‘12, 27 HR in 31 G in ‘11, 23 HR in 32 G in ‘10 (hit 47 in 2009)…the total is already T3rd-most in club spring history (record is 51 in 1999 -32 G)…have hit at least one home run in 20 of 21 Cactus League games, and 2+ home runs in all but 7 games…the 41 home runs have been hit by 21 different players, including 5 home runs by Michael Morse (tied for spring lead), and three each by Franklin Gutierrez, Kendrys Morales and Carlos Peguero (T7th in Cactus League). MiLB HIGHLIGHTS…Mariners minor leaguers opened spring play going 1-3 vs. the Kansas City Royals
affiliate yesterday…will face the Reds organiztion today (AAA/AAA in Goodyear)…here are some highlights: • LHP Tyler Pike threw 2.0 shutout innings in his start for High Desert. • Outfielders Alfredo Morales and Gabriel Guerrero each went 2-for-2 for High Desert. • INF Dennis Raben recorded a 1B and HR in Jackson’s 7-5 win over NW Arkansas.

BY THE NUMBERS

5 7

Homers by Michael Morse to tie for the spring training lead.

Consecutive plate appearances Michael Morse has reached base safely.

41

Home runs the Mariners have hit this spring to lead all Major League teams.

SPRING HOME RUNS
Here is a list of most home runs hit by the Mariners in spring training play: 51 (1999), 47 (2009), 41 (1994), 41 (2013), 40 (2000)…Mariners current HR/G average of 1.95 is ahead of 1.59 mark set in 1999.

TOP PROSPECTS
The Mariners have 5 players listed amongst Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects: Zunino (17), Walker (18), Hultzen (29), Franklin (79) and Paxton (87).

CACTUS LEAGUE NUGGETS…
• Carlos Peguero (2/27 @CLE), Stefen Romero (3/7 @KC), Michael Morse (3/14 vs. CIN) and Julio Morban (3/15 @LAA) have hit multi-HR games this spring. • Casper Wells is T3rd in the Cactus League with 12 RBI. • Justin Smoak is batting .382 (13x34) with 3 HR, 8 RBI, 1.197 OPS… • Oliver Perez is 2-for-2 in save opportunities and ranks T4th in the Cactus League in saves. • Mariners pitchers have allowed 21 HR, tied for 5th-fewest amongst the 15 Cactus League teams. • The 10-game Cactus League winning streak (Feb. 23-March 4) marked the longest spring winning streak in a single spring training, besting the previous 8-game streak set March 28-April 4, 1993.

SINGLE-GAME TICKETS
Single-game tickets for the 2013 season are currently on sale…tickets will be available without a service charge at the Safeco Field Box Office and Seattle Mariners Team Stores.

RADIO & TV TODAY
Today’s game vs. the Rangers will be broadcast on ESPN 710 Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network… Rick Rizzs (28th season) and Aaron Goldsmith (1st season) will call the action from Peoria Stadium…Dave Sims and Mike Blowers will call the game on TV on ROOT Sports.

HANSEN STILL HAS ‘EM HAMMERING…in addition to leading all teams with 41 home runs and 140 runs scored, the Mariners lead the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues with a .526 slugging percentage and 91 extra base hits, and ranks 3rd with a .867 OPS. LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION…TV games on ROOT Sports this spring include the following upcoming games: TODAY vs. Texas (1:05 pm), March 19 vs. San Francisco (7:05 pm), March 21 vs. Chicago-NL (7:05 pm), March 23 vs. Cleveland (1:05 pm), March 30 vs. Colorado (12:05 pm). HEY BLOWERS, YOU PROBABLY ALREADY KNOW…that Kendrys Morales is batting .371 (13x35) with 9 runs scored, 3 home runs and 6 RBI in 11 Cactus League games…BUT DID YOU KNOW?…that he is batting .333 (8x24) with 2 home runs as a left-handed batter (vs. RHP) and .455 (5x11) with 1 home run as a right-handed batter (vs. LHP).

2013 SPRING TRAINING GAME NOTES • March 17, 2013 • vs. Texas Rangers

TODAY’S STARTING PITCHER -- #49 BLAKE BEAVAN (RHP)
YEAR TEAM W-L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO 2012 SEATTLE 11-11 4.43 26 26 0 0 152.1 168 76 75 23 24 67 Tacoma 4-0 2.61 6 6 0 0 38.0 39 12 11 3 9 15 2013 SPRING 1-0 5.63 3 2 0 0 8.0 10 5 5 3 0 7 MLB TOTALS 16-17 4.37 41 41 1 0 249.1 274 122 121 36 39 109 MiLB TOTALS 42-25 3.65 99 99 0 0 584.0 624 276 237 48 99 338

2013 Spring Training: 1-0, 5.63 - ND in GS 3/6 vs. MIL (3.0 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 3 K, 2 HR)...worked 3.0 IP 2/28 @SF in relief (2H, 2 ER, 3 K, HR)...recorded the win in ST debut, tossing 2.0 ShO IP (2.0,2,0,0,0,1) on 2/23 at SD. • Went 11-11 with a 4.43 ERA (75, ER, 152.1 IP) in 26 starts with Seattle in 2012...also made 6 starts with AAA-Tacoma, June 13-July-17, going 4-0 with a 2.61 ERA (11 ER, 38.0 IP) in 6 starts with the Rainiers. • Posted career-highs in nearly every pitching category, including wins (11), starts (26), innings pitched (152.1) and strikeouts (67). • Issued only 24 walks in 152.1 innings, 2nd-fewest in the Majors last season by a pitchers with at least 150.0 innings (Colon, 23) • Acquired by Seattle from Texas along with Justin Smoak (inf), Josh Lueke (rhp) and Matt Lawson (inf) in exchange for Cliff Lee (lhp) and Mark Lowe (rhp) on July 9, 2010.

ALSO SCHEDULED TO PITCH…
2013 Spring Training: 0-0, 1.80 - struck out 3 in 2.0 scoreless innings in B-game on 3/14 at CLR (2.0,2,0,0,1,3)...allowed 1 R on 2 H and struck out 1 on 3/10 vs. CWS...allowed an unearned run on 1 hit in 1.0 IP on 3/7 at KC...1-2-3 IP 3/4 vs. COL...ShO IP 2/28 at SF (2 H, 3 K)...allowed 2 walks in 1.0 scorless inning in ST debut on 2/24 vs. SD. • Divided 2012 season between Jackson (AA), Tacoma (AAA) and the Mariners. • Was 0-0, 3.96 in 18 games after making his big league debut Aug. 3 (at NYY). • Recorded at least one strikeout in 14 of 18 big league appearances. • Made only 43 minor league appearances before joining Mariners (4 in 2011, 39 in 2012).

#58 - Carter Capps (rhp):

#31 - Kameron Loe (rhp):

2013 Spring Training: 0-0, 0.00 - allowed 1 H in 1.0 scoreless innings in B-game on 3/14 at CLE...ShO 9th vs. MIL 3/6 (1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 K)...tossed 1.0 scorless inning (1 H, 1 K) on 3/2 vs. LAD...struck out 2 in 1-2-3 inning on 2/23 at SD...allowed 1 unearned run on 2 hits in 2.0 IP on 2/26 at MIL. • Went 5-6 with a 4.61 ERA (35 ER, 68.1 IP) in 70 relief appearances with Milwaukee in 2012. • Ranked T24th among National League relievers in appearances; over the last 2 seasons combined for 142 appearances, T11th-most amongst NL relievers. • Compiled a 32-40 record with 4 saves in 302 career Major League games (47 GS) over 8 ML season with Texas (2004-08) and Milwaukee (2010-12)...played one season in Japan in 2009 with Softbank. • Signed by Seattle as a Minor League free agent on Feb. 12, 2013.

#46 - Stephen Pryor (rhp):

2013 Spring Training: 0-0, 3.00 - struck out 1 in 1-2-3 8th inning 3/15 vs. Team NED...struck all 3 BF on 3/13 at KC...tossed scoreless 8th inning on 3/10 vs. CWS (1.0,1,0,0,0,0)...allowed 1 H in scoreless 9th inning 3/7 at KC...2 ER in 1.0 IP 3/4 vs. COL (2 H, 2 SO, 1 HR)... allowed 1 unearned run in 1.0 IP on 2/27 at CLE (1.0,0,1,0,1,1)...allowed 1 BB in 1.0 scoreless inning in ST debut on 2/24 vs. SD. • Pitched at four levels in the Mariners system last year, including making his Major League debut June 2 at Chicago (AL). • Was 3-1, 3.91 in 26 relief appearances with the Mariners. • Also pitched at AA Jackson (1-0, 1.13 in 11 G), AAA Tacoma (0-0, 0.00/16 G) and rehab assignment at A High Desert (0-0, 6.75/2 G).

#39 - Danny Farquhar (rhp):

2013 Spring Training: 0-0-1, 8.10 - retired only BF and stranding inherited runner 3/14 vs. CIN...struck out 2 of 3 BF in scoreless inning 3/9 at SD (B-Game)...worked 3/3 @TEX (1.0 IP, 1 K)...SV#1 on 2/26 at MIL, striking out 2 of 3 BF...allowed 3 runs on 4 hits in 1.0 innings in ST debut on 2/22 vs. SD. • Pitched for 5 teams in 2012: New Hampshire (AA), Sacramento (AAA), Trenton (AA), Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA) and Tacoma (AAA) in four organizations (Seattle, Toronto, Oakland & New York-AL). • Appeared in a combined 44 games, going 3-3 with 9 saves and a 2.65 ERA. • Was acquired by Seattle from NYY (Ichiro trade) and was 1-0, 0.54 with 4 saves in 12 games with Tacoma. • Pitched for Lara in the Venezuela Winter League (2-1, 1.50 ERA with 3 saves in 21 games).

MINOR LEAGUE EXTRAS: #93 Jimmy Gillheeney (lhp): Made 23 starts with A High Desert (8-4, 5.39), before being promoted to AA Jackson on Aug. 9 (0-1, 3.81)...his 148 strikeouts combined between High Desert and Jackson led all Mariners farmhands...selected by the Mariners in the 8th round of the 2009 June draft. #92 - Andrew Kittredge (rhp): Spent majority of the 2012 season with A High Desert (2-1, 5.81), but also appeared in games with A Clinton (1-0, 0.84) and AA Jackson (0-0, 1.80)...played for Adelaide in the Australian Baseball League... signed by Seattle as a non-drafted free agent on Aug. 21, 2011. #76 - Stephen Kohlscheen (rhp): Spent majority of the 2012 season with A High Desert (3-2, 3.27), but also appeared in games with A Clinton (1-1, 3.96) and AA Jackson (0-0, 0.00)...selected by Seattle in the 45th round of the 2010 June Draft.

TOMORROW’S STARTING PITCHER -- #18 HISASHI IWAKUMA (RHP)
YEAR TEAM W-L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO 2012 SEATTLE 9-5 3.16 30 16 0 0 125.1 117 49 44 17 43 101 2013 SPRING 0-0 2.70 3 3 0 0 7.0 6 3 3 0 0 3 MLB TOTALS 9-5 3.16 30 16 0 0 125.1 117 49 44 17 43 101 JAPAN TOTALS 107-69 3.25 226 225 48 6 1541.0 1514 622 557 109 342 1175

2013 Spring Training: 1-0, 2.70 - tossed 3.0 perfect innings, before allowing 2 R on 4 H in the 4th inning on 3/13 at KC (4.0,4,2,2,0,1)...W#1 3/7 at KC, allowing only 1 H in 3.0 scoreless innings...allowed 1 R on 2 H in 2.0 IP on 3/2 vs. LAD...retired all 3 BF in ST debut on 2/26 at MIL. • In 16 starts went 8-4 with a 2.65 ERA (28 ER, 95.0 IP) to rank first in club history in starter ERA by a rookie (2nd, F. Hernandez, 2.67 in 2005)...in 14 relief appearances posted a 1-1 record with 2 saves and 4.75 (16 ER, 30.1) ERA...ranked 2nd on team with a 3.16 ERA. • Amongst AL pitchers with at least 100.0 IP, ranked 7th with a 3.16 ERA (44 ER, 125.1 IP)...ranked 3rd amongst AL starters (min. 15 GS) with a 2.65 ERA (28 ER, 95.0 IP) in 16 starts. • Finished the season going 6-2, 1.83 ERA (11 ER, 54.0 IP) with 43 K’s over last 9 GS, posting the 2nd-best ERA by an AL starter during that stretch (M. Scherzer, DET, 1.72 ERA)...also set the Mariners rookie record with 13 K’s in first MLB win as a starter July 30 vs. TOR. • Compiled a 107-69 record in 226 career games with Kintetsu (2001-04) and Rakuten (2005-2011) in the Japan League. • Signed as a free agent from Japan on Jan. 5, 2012...signed a 2-year extension on Nov. 2, 2012.

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