Post-Game Notes

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SEATTLE MARINERS 8 (49-53), MINNESOTA TWINS 2 (43-56)
Thursday, July 25, 2013  Safeco Field
FINAL 1 0 Minnesota Twins 0 Seattle Mariners First Pitch: 7:10 pm 2 3 4 0 0 0 6 0 0 Time of Game: 3:03 5 0 2 6 7 8 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 X Temp: 83°/ SW @ 3 MPH R H E LOB 2 8 0 11 8 11 3 5 Attendance: 18,135

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WP: Hisashi Iwakuma (10-4, 2.87) LP: Kevin Correia (7-7, 4.56) SV: None
HOME RUNS: Nick Franklin (SEA) PITCHING LINES: MINNESOTA Kevin Correia (L) Ryan Pressly Brian Duensing Caleb Theilbar Josh Roenicke SEATTLE Hisashi Iwakuma (W) Danny Farquhar Oliver Perez NO. 8 PITCHER Kevin Correia INN. 2 MOB 2 OUT 1 COUNT 0-2 DISTANCE/FIELD 392/RF

IP 1.2 3.0 1.1 1.0 1.0 IP 6.0 2.0 1.0

H 7 3 1 0 0 H 4 1 3

R 6 2 0 0 0 R 0 0 2

ER 6 2 0 0 0 ER 0 0 2

BB-I 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0 BB-I 1-0 0-0 0-0

SO 0 3 1 1 1 SO 9 3 0

HR 1 0 0 0 0 HR 0 0 0

WP 0 0 0 0 0 WP 2 0 0

HB 0 0 0 0 0 HB 1 0 0

BK 0 0 0 0 0 BK 0 0 0

PITCHES/STRIKES 46/29 60/39 15/11 11/7 19/13 PITCHES/STRIKES 102/67 29/20 28/17

TWINS NOTES:  With the loss, the Twins are now 20-32 on the road, 8-5 vs. the AL West, and 6-5 in their past 11 games.  Kevin Correia took his 7th loss, allowing 6 earned runs on 7 hits with 0 strikeouts and 1 walk in 1.2 innings pitched. o Recorded his shortest start since June 6, 2010 @ PHI with SD.  Ryan Doumit (1x4) is batting .368 (7x19) with 2 runs scored, 2 home runs, 2 RBI, and 1 walk in his past 5 games at Safeco Field. MARINERS NOTES:
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With the win, the Mariners are now 28-26 at home, 8-12 vs. the AL Central, and 14-6 in their past 20 games. The Mariners 7 hits in the 2nd inning set a season-high for hits in a single inning (previous: 6, 2x, 05/15 @ NYY, 1st & 7/21 @ HOU, 2nd).
The Mariners 7 extra-base hits (3x, last: 07/08 vs. BOS) and 6 doubles (last: 07/08 vs. BOS) both tied season-highs

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The Mariners snapped their two-game streak without a home run, and now are tied for 2nd in the AL with 123 home runs Nick Franklin (1x4, R, HR, 3 RBI) hit his 8th home run of the season in the 2nd inning (2nd at Safeco, 6 on the road). o 8 home runs are the most by an AL 2nd baseman in their first 49 games since Hall of Famer Joe Gordon (NYY) in 1938.

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Of his 8 home runs, 5 have come with runners on base (Grand Slam, 2 3-run HR, 2 2-run HR).

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Hisashi Iwakuma earned his 10th win, shutting out the Twins for 6.0 innings, allowing 4 hits with 9 strikeouts and 1 walk. o Extended his scoreless innings streak vs. the Twins to 26.2 innings (since 08/17/12). o Has won 3 consecutive starts (since 07/14), matching his longest streak of the season (also: 05/04 – 05/15). During the current streak, Iwakuma is 3-0 with a 2.25 ERA (5 ER/ 20.0 IP) with 23 strikeouts and 4 walks. o Is 4-0 with a 0.00 (0 ER/ 26.2 IP) with 24 strikeouts and 8 walks in 4 career starts vs. the Twins. Dustin Ackley (3x4, R, 2 2B) tied a season-high with 3 hits…recorded his 8th multi-hit game (4th 3-hit game) of the season. 3 of Ackley’s multi-hit games have come since July 6 (14 games). o Since July 6, Ackley is batting .341 (15x44) with 8 runs scored, 5 doubles, 5 RBI, and 4 walks. nd Mike Zunino (1x2, R, RBI) plated the go-ahead run in the 6-run 2 inning…Zunino has recorded the go-ahead RBI in

each of the last three Mariners wins (07/22 vs. CLE, 07/23 vs. CLE, 07/25 vs. MIN ).
 Has reached base safely in 9 straight games, since 07/11, batting .346 (9x26) with 9 runs scored, 2 doubles, 1 home run, 5 RBI, and 6 walks. Justin Smoak (1x4, R) is batting .324 (23x71) with 10 runs scored, 6 doubles, 3 home runs, 10 RBI, and 8 walks in July. o In 29 games since returning from the disabled list on June 16, Smoak is batting .308 (32x105) with 15 runs scored, 6 doubles, 6 home runs, 15 RBI, and 13 walks after hitting just .240 (37x154) with 15 runs scored, 7 doubles, 3 home runs, 8 RBI, and 25 walks in 36 games from April 1 to May 29. Kyle Seager (1x4, R, 2B) is batting .378 (28x74) with 20 runs scored, 4 doubles, 5 home runs, 11 RBI, and 9 walks in July. Brad Miller (1x5, R, 2B, RBI) snapped an 0-for-13 stretch with an RBI-double to center field in the 2nd inning. o 10 of Miller’s 21 career hits (48%) have been extra-base hits (6 – 2B, 2 – 3B, 2 – HR). o

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NEXT GAME Minnesota Twins vs. Seattle Mariners – Friday, July 26, 2013 at 7:10 pm PT (ROOT Sports) LHP Scott Diamond (5-9, 5.53) vs. RHP Felix Hernandez (11-4, 2.43)

Post-Game Quotes
TWINS MANAGER RON GARDENHIRE: Gardenhire’s statement on the game: “Bad start to the ballgame for us. First time that we’ve seen Correia have a hard time. He just couldn’t get the ball where he wanted to. We’d set up outside, and he’d throw it over the middle. We’d set up inside, and he’d throw it back over the middle. Early in the game, they rolled a couple through early in that inning, in the 6-run inning. I don’t know if he got a little bit flustered latter, left some pitches up, and they really killed them. Just a bad inning for him, and we just haven’t seen that from him. He’s been really, really good for us. A tough one there, you get behind, their guy’s a pretty good pitcher, [he] moves the ball all over the place, made it a little tough to get behind that quick. Their guy did what he had to do to shut us down.” What more can you say about Iwakuma? “Well, you get a lead like that, and guy’s like that know what to do with it. He’s going to pound the strike zone in and out. I thought we made him throw some pitches. His pitch count was getting up there. He also knows how to put people away, and he can make pitches to get out of innings. He changes speeds really, really well with a great forkball and nice breaking ball, so he did a nice job holding the lead and doing what you’re supposed to do when you get a lead like that.”

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