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Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics – Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 7:10 p.m. (ROOT Sports)
RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (7-4, 3.07)
vs.
RHP Jesse Chavez (7-5, 3.06)


OAKLAND ATHLETICS (58-35) vs. SEATTLE MARINERS (50-43)
Friday, July 11, 2014  Safeco Field

LINESCORE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB
Oakland Athletics 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 2 6 0 6
Seattle Mariners 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 X - 3 5 0 1
First Pitch: 7:10 pm Time of Game: 2:22 Temp: 76 º/W @ 3 mph Attendance: 32,971

WP: Felix Hernandez (11-2, 2.12) LP: Jeff Samardzija (1-1, 2.40)
SV: Fernando Rodney (27)

HOME RUNS: NO. PITCHER INN. MOB OUT COUNT DISTANCE
Stephen Vogt 4 Hernandez 1 0 0 0-2 377 ft/ RF
Logan Morrison 5 Samardzija 2 0 0 3-2 392 ft/ RF

PITCHING LINES:
OAKLAND IP H R ER BB-I SO HR WP HB BK PITCHES/STRIKES
Jeff Samardzija (L) 8.0 5 3 3 0-0 5 1 0 1 0 98/66

SEATTLE IP H R ER BB-I SO HR WP HB BK PITCHES/STRIKES
Felix Hernandez (W) 8.0 6 2 2 2-0 9 1 1 0 0 101/73
Fernando Rodney (S) 1.0 0 0 0 1-0 1 0 0 0 0 26/15



MARINERS NOTES:
 The Mariners snapped their 3-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over the A’s…also improved to 6-5 this season
vs. Oakland, including going 2-2 at Safeco Field vs. the A’s.
 Seattle recorded their 50th win of the season…marked the 5th time in club history to record 50+ wins before the
All-Star Break…also recorded 50 wins before the break in 2001 (63 wins), 2003 (58), 2002 (55) and 2000
(51)…did not win 50th game of the season in 2013 until July 28th in game #105.
 Felix Hernandez allowed 2 runs tonight in 8.0 innings
(both in the 1st inning) vs. the A’s…marked his 11th
consecutive start allowing 2 or fewer runs in at least 7.0
innings…that is the longest single-season streak of its
kind by an American League pitcher since Gaylord Perry
had 11 straight starts of 7.0 or more IP, 2 or fewer IP from
April 23-June 12, 1974…here is a list of pitchers with 11
consecutive starts of 7.0 or more IP and 2 or fewer runs
allowed in a single season dating back to 1914
(searchable database via Baseball-Reference.com).
o Over his last 11 starts, Felix is 7-1 with a 1.48
ERA (14 ER, 85.0 IP)…during his stretch since
May 18, he has limited opponents to a .173 (51x294) average, while walking 13 and striking out 94.
o Felix recorded his 11th win of the season, marking the first time in his career to record 11 wins before the
All-Star Break…he is the 11th pitcher in club history to record at least 11 wins Pre-ASG (last: Moyer-
12/Pineiro-11 both in 2003).
o Felix recorded 9 strikeouts and increasing his season total to 154…his 154 are currently the 4th-most by
a Mariners pitcher Pre-ASG (next up: 3rd – Randy Johnson 168 in 1997).
 Logan Morrison recorded his 5th home run of the season with a solo blast to lead off the 2nd inning…4 of his 5
home runs this season have come at home.
o Has hit in 12 of the last 17 games, batting .292 (19x65) with 8 runs, 3 doubles, 4 home runs, 10 RBI.
 Since June 29, Robinson Cano has hit safely in 11 of his last games with 7 multi-hit efforts…during this stretch
he is batting .417 (20x48) with 8 runs scored, 5 doubles, 2 home runs, 10 RBI, 4 walks and 2 stolen bases.
o Cano has recorded 114 hit before the All-Star break, which currently ranks 11th-most in a single season
in Mariners franchise history (next: 10. Alex Rodriguez, 117 in 1998)…his 114 hit before the All-Star
break are the 2nd-most in his career, trailing only the 115 hit he recorded in 2010 with the Yankees.
o Cano has recorded 36 multi-hit games this season.
o Cano extended his hitting streak vs. the A’s 19 games, batting .350 (28x80) with 10 runs scored, 7
doubles, 1 home run and 9 RBI.
 Fernando Rodney recorded his 27 save of the season…his 27 saves are the 2nd-most in club history before the
All-Star break, trailing only Kazuhiro Sasaki’s 29 saves in 2001.

Name Strk Start End Games Tm
Tom Seaver 7/17/1971 9/16/1971 13 NYM
Mike Scott 5/17/1986 7/7/1986 12 HOU
Felix Hernandez 5/18/2014 Current 11 SEA
Gaylord Perry 4/23/1974 6/12/1974 11 CLE
Larry Dierker 8/3/1969 9/17/1969 11 HOU
Bob Gibson 6/6/1968 7/30/1968 11 STL
Jim Merritt 6/25/1967 8/13/1967 11 MIN
Pete Alexander 6/2/1919 8/14/1919 11 CHC


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Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics – Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 7:10 p.m. (ROOT Sports)
RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (7-4, 3.07)
vs.
RHP Jesse Chavez (7-5, 3.06)

 James Jones is batting .340 (16x47) with 7 runs, 1 double, 1 triple and 2 RBI in his last 10 games (since
6/30)…has recorded a hit in 5 consecutive games (.381/8x21) and 8 of his last 10 games (.340/16x47).

ATHLETICS NOTES:
 Jed Lowrie extended his hitting streak to 7 games, including 6 multi-hit efforts…during this stretch, since July 5,
he is batting .464 (13x28) with 6 runs scored, 3 doubles and 3 RBI.
o Since Aug. 14, 2011, Lowrie has hit safely 11 of 13 games he has appeared at Safeco Field, batting .413
(19x46) with 7 runs scored, 4 doubles, 1 home run, 10 RBI and 5 walks.
 Stephen Vogt extended his hit streak to 11 games, batting .474 (18x38) with 5 runs scored, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 2
home runs, 5 RBI, 3 walks and 1 stolen base (.524/11x21, 2 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 2 BB, SB in 5 road games during this
streak).
o Vogt hit his 4th home run of the season (last: 7/9 at SF)…3 of his 4 home runs have come on the road.
 The Mariners scored 3 runs off starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija…it marks the first times since July 3, that an
opposing team has recorded at least 3 earned runs off an Oakland starter (last: 5, 7/2 at DET).
 Alberto Callaspo left the game with a right hamstring strain in the top of the 2nd inning after running a ground out
at first base…he was replaced at first base by Nate Freiman.
 Manager Bob Melvin and 2B Nick Punto were ejected by Home Plate Umpire James Hoye at the end of the game
for arguing balls and strikes.
ATHLETICS MANAGER BOB MELVIN:

On going up against Felix Hernandez…

“Regardless, our guys pitched just as well. One pitch here or there and it’s the game.”

On the final pitch…

“Just look at it…tough way to end the game.”

Oakland’s hitters against Hernandez…

“Typically with good pitchers, you get them before they get in the rhythm as was the case…but we couldn’t do anything
after.”

On Alberto Callaspo’s injury…

“Strained hamstring, to what degree I’m not sure. We’ll get a better idea the next day.”

On Jeff Samardzija’s performance…

“Mix of everything…he had the fastball, 95 96 at times. Good split, slider back door…a lot of lefties. He pitched good.
Really the only bad pitch he made probably was the one where [Logan] Morrison hit the home run on him. Everything else
he made really good pitches. Even the hit to Cano, was off the plate and in, but he fisted it over to left field. Close game,
hard fought”.



















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