Mariners Vs Orioles Game Info

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Robinson Canó has reached base safely in 14 straight games in May, batting .387 (24×62) with 11 runs scored, 5 doubles, 4 home runs, 10 RBI and 1 walk

Today’s Game Notes

DID YOU KNOW…that dating back to Aug. 28, 2014, Nelson Cruz has reached base safely in 21 straight games at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, which is the longest active streak at OPACY?…during this stretch Cruz is batting .367 (29×79) with 11 runs scored, 8 doubles, 4 home runs, 13 RBI, 1 HBP, 8 walks and 1 stolen base.

TONIGHT’S TILT…the Mariners open a 6-game, 2-city road trip tonight with the first of three games at the Baltimore Orioles…also travel to Cincinnati (3 G) to begin Interleague play during the fourth road trip of the season…went 3-3 on just completed homestand vs. Tampa Bay (3-0) and Los Angeles-AL (0-3)…tonight’s game will be televised in the Mariners TV market on ROOT SPORTS NW and broadcast live on 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network.

ODDS AND ENDS…the Mariners are 16-8 in their last 24 games, 19-10 in their last 29 games since snapping a 5-game losing streak April 13…are 8-10 at home, but 13-6 on the road. 

·         Bring on the East – tonight is game #7 of 32 games vs. the AL East (5-1) this season.

·         Extra Innings – Mariners trail only the Atlanta Braves (8) with 6 extra-inning games (5-1)…lead the Majors in extra innings wins (PHI-4).

·         1-Run Games – Seattle has won 7 of its last 8 1-run decisions & are 8-6 in 1-run games this season.

·         For Openers – the Mariners are 7-5 in the first game of a series; 14-11 in all other games.

·         Getting Serie-ious – Seattle is 8-3-1 overall in series this season, including winning 6 straight series, April 15-May 4 (2-1 at NYY, 2-1 at CLE, 2-1 at LAA, 2-1 vs. HOU, 2-1 vs. KC, 3-0 at OAK).

·         Goodbye Baseball – The Mariners are 12-3 when hitting at least 2 home runs in a game…currently rank 5th in the Majors with 50 HR (3rd in AL).

·         Quality Starts – Seattle starters rank 4th in the A.L. with 19 quality starts, trailing only Toronto (27), Texas (26) and Chicago (23).

·         Heating Up – As a team, the Mariners are batting .270 (133×492) with 65 runs scored, 20 doubles, 5 triples, 18 home runs, 63 RBI, 38 walks, .326 OBP and .441 slugging percentage in 14 May games.

OPACY HITTERRobinson Canó is a career .362 hitter (122×337) with 67 runs scored, 27 doubles, 15 home runs and 44 RBI in 82 career games at Oriole Park at Camden Yards…in stadiums in which he has played at least 20 games, Canó’s .362 average and .988 OPS at OPACY is the highest of any venue in his career…his 15 home runs are his 2nd-most as a visiting player, trailing only 17 home runs hit at Tropicana Field…among active visiting players with at least 120 plate appearances in Baltimore, Canó’s ranks 1st in average and doubles, 2nd in on-base percentage (.413), 3rd in OPS…Canó is a career .335 (220×657) hitter with 115 runs scored, 45 doubles, 2 triples, 29 home runs and 107 RBI in 167 career games vs. the Orioles.

BIRD HUNTINGNelson Cruz has reached base safely in 42 of 45 career game (w/AB) vs. the Orioles, including 40 games with at least 1 hit…overall he is batting .350 (62×177) with 32 runs scored, 13 doubles, 1 triple, 8 home runs, 35 RBI, 1 HBP, 16 walks and 4 stolen bases…since 2007, Cruz’s .350 average vs. Baltimore is the 4th-highest, while teammate Robinson Cano’s .344 (188×546) average ranks 5th (min. 140 PA)…as a visiting player Cruz is batting .352 (32×91) with 18 runs scored, 7 doubles, 3 home runs, 12 RBI and 8 walks in 24 games at Camden Yards…dating back to May 7, 2012, Cruz has hit safely in 11 straight games at OPACY, batting .409 (18×44) with 11 runs scored, 5 doubles, 1 home run, 5 RBI and 5 walks.

SEAGER SWINGING…dating back to April 27, Kyle Seager has hit safely in 14 of 17 games, batting .381 (24×63) with 9 runs scored, 8 doubles, 2 triples, 3 home runs, 11 RBI and 5 walks…he has also hit safely in 16 of his last 20 games since April 24, batting .347 (26×75) with 11 runs, 8 doubles, 2 triples, 5 home runs, 15 RBI and 1.097 OPS…during this 20-game span ranks T2nd in the A.L. extra-base hits (15), 3rd slugging percentage (.707) and OPS, T3rd in doubles…in his first 16 games of the season (thru April 23), hit .127 (8×63) with 9 runs, 2 doubles, 2 home runs, 6 RBI and .479 OPS.

ON THE ROAD AGAINRobinson Canó has hit safely in each of the last 7 consecutive road games, dating back to May 2…during this stretch he is batting .516 (16×31) with 8 runs scored, 3 doubles, 4 home runs and 9 RBI…overall this season he has hit safely in 16 of 19 games on the road, batting .363 (29×80) with 17 runs scored, 5 doubles, 9 home runs, 22 RBI and 5 walks…he currently leads the Majors on the road in home runs, while ranking T1st in extra-base hits (14), T3rd in RBI, 3rd in slugging percentage (.763) and 4th in OPS (1.169).

A HOME AWAY FROM HOME…the Mariners are 13-6 on the road this season…marks the club’s 3rd-best road start in franchise history through 19 road contests…the 13 wins trail only the Mariners clubs from 2002 (16-3) and 2001 (15-4) and ahead of 2003 (12-7) and 1997 (12-7)…at 99-82 (.547) since 2014, the Mariners are one of just 11 teams in Majors (1 of 4 AL teams) with a winning road record…during this stretch, Seattle leads the Majors with the highest road winning percentage, ranking just ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers (97-83/.539).

QUITE THE START…Mariners are 21-16 through the first 37 games of the season…this is 6th-best start in club history through 37 contests…the 21 wins trails only the Mariners clubs from 2001 (28-9), 2002 (26-11), 2003 (23-14) and 1991 (22-15) and 1997 (22-15)…the 2015 Mariners were 17-20 after 37 games.

TOP-4 RECORD…the Mariners are 21-16 and have the 4th-best record in the AL…the Mariners trail only Baltimore (23-13), Boston (24-14) and Chicago-AL (24-14)…Seattle (21-16) and Texas (22-17) are tied for the division lead…the last time Seattle was tied for the division lead or led the AL West after 37 games was 2002 (26-11 and 5.5 games ahead of the Angels).

A MAY TO REMEMBERRobinson Canó has reached base safely in 14 straight games in May, batting .387 (24×62) with 11 runs scored, 5 doubles, 4 home runs, 10 RBI and 1 walk…among A.L. leaders during May he ranks 2nd in hits, 7th in batting average and 7th in slugging (.695) and 8th in OPS (1.058).

K-MARTKetel Marte has hit safely in 18 of his last 23 games with 9 multi-hit contests…during this stretch he is batting .323 (31×96) with 15 runs, 7 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run, 12 RBI, 2 walks and 2 stolen bases.

Today in Mariners History (May 17)

   1977 – Catcher Skip Jutze hit the first grand slam home run in Mariner history and the Mariners went on to beat the Baltimore Orioles, 10-2, at the Kingdome.

·         1985 – Mariner second baseman Jack Perconte ended the Major Leagues longest home run drought (by a non-pitcher) with his first career home run in 990 at-bats. But it wasn’t enough as six Baltimore first-inning runs powered the Birds to an 11-3 win at the Kingdome.

·         1990 – Brian Giles goes 3×4 with two home runs (including a grand slam) and 7 RBI and the Mariners scored nine in the 3rd on their way to a 14-0 lead and an eventual 14-6 win.

·         1992 – Seattle scores three runs on solo HRs, including two by Edgar Martinez. Martinez and Henry Cotto hit back-to-back, two-out home runs in the eighth inning off Jimmy Key and the Mariners beat Toronto in the SkyDome 3-2. Martinez had also homered in the sixth inning to start the Mariners scoring.    

·         1993 – Mike Blowers becomes the 13th-player in Major League history to hit grand slam home runs in two consecutive games. He hit the first off Bobby Witt at Oakland May 16 and the second off Criag Lefferts May 17 at Texas.  Seattle finished with a club-record 23 hits and tied the team mark with 16 runs in a 16-9 win.

·         1996 – The Mariners tally 13 runs on 21 hits but lose 14-13 on Chris Hoile’s two-out grand slam HR on a 3-2 pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning at Baltimore.

·         1998 – Glenallen Hill has his ninth-career, two home run game in a 4-3 loss at Toronto.

·         1999 – Edgar Martinez goes 3×3 with 2 HR and team record 5 runs scored vs. Minnesota; Butch Huskey hits GSHR.

·         2000 – John Halama needs just 87 pitches and tosses his 2nd career complete game.  Just one runner reached 2nd base.  The 87 pitches is the lowest amount tossed of any complete game in 2000.

·         2000 -Pat Gillick announces that the club has signed free agent Rickey Henderson to a one-year deal with an option for the 2001 season.

·         2002 – Jeff Nelson, on the DL after having bone chips removed from his right elbow, puts the bone chips up for auction on Ebay. 

·         2003 – Ichiro hits his first leadoff home run in 2003, his seventh career leadoff home run.               

·         2003 – Bret Boone hits two home runs in Comerica. He has now homered in every open American League Park.

·         2010 – Cliff Lee pitches a complete game, only to get a loss.  He struck out 10, and was the first since Freddy Garcia in 1999 to pitch a complete game with at least 10 strikeouts and receive the loss.

·         2015 – James Paxton tossed a career-high 8.0 scoreless innings to lead the Mariners over Boston 5-0…Paxton extended his scoreless streak to 20.0 IP…Brad Miller hit his 5th home run of the season and 4th home run over his last 5 games.