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Four in a row.

Angel Miranda pitched a beauty, seven innings of four-hit shutout ball with five strikeouts, as the Mariners topped Miami, 6-1.

Robby Cano and Nelson Cruz homered back-to-back in a three-run first inning.  Cano's homer was a two-run blast.  He later doubled home another run.

Taylor Motter launched a home run -- his third in five games -- into the upper deck in left field in the fifth inning.

Mitch Haniger extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a base hit.

Christian Yelich homered off Evan Scribner in the ninth to break up the shutout.



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Your welcome for Taylor Motter

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Mitch Haniger's one-out double in the bottom of the ninth inning denied the Miami Marlins' bid for a no-hitter Tuesday night.

The double, which extended Haniger's hitting streak to 12 games, was the only hit Seattle managed in a 5-0 loss to the Marlins.

Wei-Yin Chen started for Miami and tossed the first seven innings, leaving after he had thrown exactly 100 pitches. Brad Ziegler extended the no-no through the eighth, before Kyle Barraclough came on to pitch the final frame.

Barraclough struck out pinch hitter Mike Freeman. But Haniger lined a two-bagger to right-center for Seattle's only safety. Barraclough then struck out Robinson Cano and got Nelson Cruz to line out to finish the one-hit effort.

Miami struck for single runs in the first and second innings against Yovani Gallardo, and Justin Bour cracked a two-run homer in the third. The Marlins got their final run in the top of the ninth, on a sacrifice fly.

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Perfect moment:

With the crowd on their feet, celebrating what might be his last appearance at Safeco Field, Ichiro lined the first pitch from reliever Evan Marshall into the right field seats.

Honoring the certain Hall of Famer who spent 12 years here, the Mariners handed out Ichiro bobbleheads before the game.

As fate would have it, Ichiro wound up leading off the ninth inning, with the game safely out of reach (10-4 Seattle lead at the time). The familiar chant "I-CHI-RO! I-CHI-RO!" filled the ballpark. Marshall's first offering was a fastball at the top of the strike zone. Ichiro turned on it and sent it on a line, just over the wall.

For years, the talk is that he could have hit many more homers, had he chosen to do so. Few players are able to so perfectly take advantage of the moment.

The Mariners wrested control of the game away in the early innings, scoring once in the first, twice in the second, once more in the third, and four times in the fourth. Mitch Haniger had a two-run single and two run double, along with another single, a walk and also reached on an error. He scored four runs.

Miami centerfielder Christian Yelich did get payback on Jarrod Dyson for a home-run-robbing catch Dyson made last year, by hauling in a drive to the wall in center field in the bottom of the first inning.

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I am not at all taking anything away from Ichiro's accomplishment...........

That being said........how many times do you think, over the course of history...........do you think a pitcher grooved one to a batter in a moment like this, especially with the game out of reach?

Denny McLain doesn't count........

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I am not at all taking anything away from Ichiro's accomplishment...........

That being said........how many times do you think, over the course of history...........do you think a pitcher grooved one to a batter in a moment like this, especially with the game out of reach?

Denny McLain doesn't count........


I don't know.  But, you still have to hit it. wink 



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seajaw wrote:
nacster wrote:

I am not at all taking anything away from Ichiro's accomplishment...........

That being said........how many times do you think, over the course of history...........do you think a pitcher grooved one to a batter in a moment like this, especially with the game out of reach?

Denny McLain doesn't count........


I don't know.  But, you still have to hit it. wink 


 Oh I know that........if it were the case, Home Run Derbys would last the whole week.

I guess what I am saying more of........is in baseball, my guess more then any other sport, the ability to give a player "his moment" happens/could happen more then the other 3 Major sports.  Now the players nowadays probably....well, DEFINITELY....don't have a perspective of history like older players did.

Besides the Cobb/Lajoie fiasco........and the Brett/McRae batting race.........and of course the McLain/Mantle story..........how many other times do you think hanky-panky goes on?

Even if Ichiro (or whatever player you wish to insert here) doesn't homer.......say he gets a gapper for a double.........I wonder how much of that stuff goes on?

It's not like football.  Say Tom Brady has already announced his retirement, they for some reason can't make the playoffs, and his last game is against, oh let's say the 49ers.  What are the chance of the Niners head coach before the game saying to his team, "let's let Brady throw for 500 yards to give him a great sendoff."

For many years I always thought Al Downing didn't exactly try to "blow a fastball" by Aaron on his 715th homer.



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Some would argue Brett Favre gift wrapped Michael Strahan's record setting sack.

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It's hard to say.

A couple of those examples -- Cobb/Lajoie and Brett/McRae -- had dark undertones.

I might be tempted to believe it in this case if there was any real connection between Marshall and Ichiro. Marshall's just a kid trying to hold onto a job. He could wind up back at Tacoma in the next few days, when Cishek is ready.

With the spate of bullpen failures that have cropped up throughout the first few weeks, I think they just wanted to get this one nailed down.

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glewis wrote:

Some would argue Brett Favre gift wrapped Michael Strahan's record setting sack.


 That was a no doubter



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All good things must come to an end.

James Paxton's scoreless innings streak and Mitch Haniger's hitting streak ended, as the Oakland A's topped Seattle, 9-6.

Paxton surrendered his first three runs of the season in the bottom of the third, after Seattle had taken an early, 3-0 lead. That snapped his streak at 23 innings pitched.

The A's added two more in the fifth, knocking Paxton out of the game. He struck out nine in 4.1 innings, while allowing nine hits and one walk.

Haniger's hitting streak was snapped at 13 games, though he did draw a walk in the ninth.

Taylor Motter crushed a center-cut 98-MPH fastball on a line over the center field fence for his fourth home run. Motter also doubled, his fifth. He plays almost every position, so the M's could think about putting him at first base when Jean Segura returns, since Danny Valencia continues to struggle.

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I cannot believe they decided to give Valencia the full time gig at 1B when he has never hit righties at all in his career...........

 

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seajaw wrote:

Taylor Motter crushed a center-cut 98-MPH fastball on a line over the center field fence for his fourth home run. Motter also doubled, his fifth. He plays almost every position, so the M's could think about putting him at first base when Jean Segura returns, since Danny Valencia continues to struggle.


 I wondered how he might be with some playing time. He just never got many plate appearances in Tampa



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In answer to the Valencia question, he was supposed to platoon with Dan Vogelbach.

When Vogelbach didn't make the cut, that left the M's with Valencia. Danny's been smoother than expected defensively. He just hasn't hit yet.

I don't know what Service intends to do, but the Motter option is there, when Segura gets back (supposedly later this weekend, or early next week).

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The M's got shackled by Sean Manaea in a 3-1 loss.

Hisashi Iwakuma didn't pitch too badly, but gave up solo homers to Trevor Plouffe (5th inning) and Yonder Alonso (6th).

The third run scored on a sac fly after he was gone in the sixth.

The Mariners' only run came on a triple into the left field corner by Mitch Haniger that scored Guillermo Heredia from first base in the third inning.



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