Monday, June 7, 2010

MARINERS: Getting off on the right foot for road-trip, M's beat Texas 4-2

The Seattle Mariners snapped their 3-game losing streak by defeating the Texas Rangers 4-2 on Monday night in Arlington. Cliff Lee went the distance by pitching his first complete game of the season finishing the night with 9.0 IP 2 ER off of 7 hits and striking out 7. The CG improves Lee’s record to 4-2 and most notably gives the M’s bullpen a day of rest after an exhausting weekend.

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The M’s offense wasn’t exactly sparkling, but it was enough to help Lee earn a victory to commence their current road-trip. The Mariners finished the night with 4 runs thanks to a 3-run blast by Michael Saunders in the 2nd to get things started. Josh Wilson tallied one more the next inning off of a Rob Johnson base-hit to left.

After being transitioned to the 9-spot in the batting lineup, Chone Figgins had his best game in recent memory going 3-4, adding a steal to Monday night’s performance. First baseman Mike Carp was called up prior to Monday’s game and was inserted into the starting lineup immediately, finishing the night going 1-4 before being pinch-hit by Casey Kotchman late in the game.

Tuesday night is Felix Day against the Rangers, as Hernandez (3-4, 3.26) takes the mound and hopes to maintain momentum from tonight’s win against Texas. The Rangers offer Colby Lewis (4-4, 3.62) as he will provide tomorrow’s first pitch starting at 5:05pm local time.

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