Mariners Game Information – June 23 at Detroit

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Kyle Seager has hit 7 home runs in his last 24 games (since May 30)

Upcoming Probable Starting Pitchers:

Day Date Time (PST) Opponent Mariners Opponent
Thursday 6/23 10:08 am at DET Adrian Sampson (RHP) Daniel Norris (LHP)
Friday 6/24 7:10 pm vs. STL TBA Carlos Martinez (RHP)
Saturday 6/25 7:10 pm vs. STL Nathan Karns (RHP) Mike Leake (RHP)
Sunday 6/26 1:10 pm vs. STL James Paxton (LHP) Jaime Garcia (LHP)

 Today’s Game Notes 

DID YOU KNOW…that over the last year (since June 23, 2015), both Robinson Canó (106) & Kyle Seager (100) have scored 100 runs?…only 14 players have scored 100 runs in that span and Seattle is one of just 5 teams who have a pair of players who have scored 100 times in that span…Seattle joins Baltimore (Davis & Machado), Boston (Betts & Bogaerts), Colorado (Arenado & Gonzalez) & Toronto (Donaldson & Bautista).

TODAY’S TILT…the Mariners conclude a 3-city, 10-game trip with the final of four games (0-3) against Detroit…opened the road trip by losing 2 of 3 at Tampa Bay and at Boston…after this trip, return home to face St. Louis (3 G), Pittsburgh (2 G) and Baltimore (4 G)…today’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 have lost five straight and 5 of the last 7 games following a 4-game losing streak, and have lost 18 of the last 26 games…are 14-19 in the last 33 games and are 34-30 in their last 64 games since snapping a 5-game losing streak April 13.

  • Two Outs, So What – the Mariners rank T1st in MLB with 145 two-out RBI; Boston (145).
  • Goodbye Baseball – Seattle ranks 3rd in the Majors with 105 home runs…behind Baltimore (111) & Toronto (107)…Seattle is 3rd in MLB with 38 2 outs home runs (TB-39 & WAS-39).
  • Road Wins – Mariners (.538/21-18) are T5th in MLB behind San Francisco (24), Washington (23), St. Louis (23), Chicago-NL (22) for most road wins in Majors…have the 4th-best road winning % in A.L.
  • Among The Best – since April 13, the Mariners (34-30/.531) have 5th-best winning percentage in the A.L.…trail Texas (42-22), Cleveland (39-27), Boston (36-28) and Toronto (37-29).
  • Score! – Seattle ranks 2nd in AL (5th MLB), averaging 4.88 runs per game…trails only Boston (5.61).
  • For Openers – the Mariners are 11-12 in the first game of a series; 25-24 in all other games.
  • Getting Serie-ious – Seattle is 12-9-3 overall in series this season (7-4-2 on the road).

THE BRIDGE…Mike Montgomery tossed 3.1 scoreless innings last night, his second consecutive outing, and third overall, of 3.1 innings…he has tossed 2.0+ innings in 11 of his 27 games…in outings of 2.0+ innings this year, he has a 1.67 ERA (5 ER, 27.0 IP) with 25 strikeouts (4 runs on April 11 vs. TEX)…he ranks T2nd in MLB with 11 outings of 2.0+ innings behind Tampa Bay’s Erasmo Ramirez (12) and tied with Carlos Villanueva.

POWER COME LATELY…Kyle Seager has hit 7 home runs in his last 24 games (since May 30), T4th-most in the American League in that span…he hit 8 home runs in his first 48 games of the season…over his last 162 games, he has collected 39 doubles and 30 home runs with 100 runs scored.

BAD STREAK…the Mariners have lost a season-high tying 5 straight games (also: April 8-12)…it is the 7th losing streak of 5+ games since the start of the 2014 season…last lost 6 straight from Sept. 23-28, 2015.

SLUG THE LEFTY…Nelson Cruz (.621), Franklin Gutierrez (.560) and Dae-Ho Lee (.514) are all slugging over .500 against left-handers this season…Cruz (8), Gutierrez (6), Lee (6) and Seager (5) have all hit at least 5 home runs against southpaws.

LET THERE BE LIGHT…Seth Smith is hitting .373 (19×51) with 9 runs, 3 doubles, 3 home runs and 13 RBI with a 1.092 OPS during day games…his .373 average is 6th-best in the American League…Leonys Martin ranks 12th in the A.L., hitting .349 (22×63) with 10 runs, 2 doubles, 6 home runs and 9 RBI.

POWER TRIO…Robinson Canó (19), Nelson Cruz (16) & Kyle Seager (15) have hit 15+ home runs this season…this is the first time since 2000 (Alex Rodriguez-24, Edgar Martinez-23 & Jay Buhner (15) that a Mariners club has had 3+ players with 15+ home runs before the All-Star Break…Mariners clubs have accomplished the feat in 1996 (5 players), 1997 (4), 1998 (4), 1999 (5) & 2000 (3).

DOUBLE DOUBLE…Chris Iannetta is hitting .321 (18×56) with 6 runs, 7 doubles, 2 home runs, 8 RBI, 7 walks, a .406 on-base percentage and a .554 slugging mark during the month of June…his 7 doubles this month are T2nd in the American League behind Detroit’s J.D. Martinez and tied with Miguel Cabrera, Los Angeles’ Gregorio Petit & Chicago’s Jose Abreu and Melky Cabrera and Baltimore’s Jonathan Schoop.

NOT HOLDING THE LEAD…the Mariners have had leads in 4 of the last 5 games, and lost all of them in which they had a lead (June 18 & 19 at Boston & June 20 & 21 at Detroit)…Seattle is 2-7 during this current road trip and the Mariners held a lead at some point in the game in 6 of the 7 losses.

CALENDAR YEAR…since June 22, 2015, Robinson Canó is hitting .309 (202×653) with 107 runs, 33 doubles, 2 triples, 38 home runs, 110 RBI and a .904 OPS in 161 games…in that span, he ranks among A.L. leaders in hits (3rd/202), RBI (5th/110), home runs (T6th/38) and slugging percentage (7th/.541).

TAMING THE TIGERS…Seattle is 19-17 over last 36 games (since 4/26/11) vs. Detroit…in same span, Seattle is 13-11 at Comerica Park…Seattle has won 4 of the last 6 season series in 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2014.

WITH HIS NEXT HOMER…Robinson Canó’s next home run will be his 20th…it’ll be his 7th season with 20+ home runs, becoming the 6th second baseman in MLB history to have 7+ such seasons…he’ll join Jeff Kent (12), Hall of Famer Craig Biggio (7), Hall of Famer Joe Gordon (7), Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby (7) & Dan Uggla (7)…is tied with Bret Boone (6) & Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg (6)…will be 2nd Seattle second baseman with multiple 20-home run years (also: Boone, 4x, 37 in 2001, 24 in 2002, 35 in 2003 & 24 in 2004).

CLOSE GAMES…10 of the last 13 Seattle games have been decided by two runs or less (since June 9)…Seattle is 14-20 in 34 games decided by two runs or less this season…Seattle is 8-18 in the last 26 games with 12 of those losses coming by two runs or less (8 by one run).

LOOKING FOR A FULL SEASON…Franklin Gutierrez has not played more than 59 games in a season since 2011 (92)…but in his last three seasons (2013, 2015 & 2016), he has combined to hit .268 (117×437) with 64 runs, 23 doubles, 33 home runs, 81 RBI and a .547 slugging percentage in 148 games.

SEAGER BELIEVER…Kyle Seager is hitting .315 (62×197) with 31 runs, 14 doubles, 2 triples, 11 home runs, 38 RBI, a .393 on-base percentage, .574 slugging mark and a .966 OPS in 52 G since April 27…his .966 OPS in that span is 6th in A.L. behind Boston’s David Ortiz (1.171) & Jackie Bradley Jr. (1.079), Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera (.990), Toronto’s Michael Saunders (.969) & Boston’s Xander Bogaerts (.968).

Today in Mariners History

  • 1979 – Willie Horton connected for his eighth career grand slam as the Mariners snapped the Milwaukee Brewers’ six-game winning streak, 8-3, at the Kingdome.
  • 1993 – Jay Buhner becomes the first player in Mariners history to hit for the cycle. He slugs a grand slam HR in the 1st, a double in the 3rd, a single in the 5th and a triple in the 14th. He scored the winning run in the 14th to beat Oakland in the Kingdome.
  • 2002 – Mike Cameron and Jeff Cirillo both belt their 100th career home runs off Houston pitcher Pedro Borbon in a 10-5 win at Minute Maid Park.
  • 2008 – Felix Hernandez hits a grand slam off Johan Santana…first grand slam by an AL pitcher in Interleague history and first HR by a Mariners pitcher.
  • 2009 – Ken Griffey Jr. hit the 5,000th home run in team history.  Of those, 1,892 were hit in the Kingdome, 735 at Safeco Field and 2,373 on the road.
  • 2010 – Mariners beat the Cubs 8-1 to record 6th consecutive game holding opponents to 1 or fewer runs. That tied a club record set in 2001 and only 14th time in ML history dating back to 1920.
  • 2010 – Cliff Lee broke Jamie Moyer’s club record of 28.1 walkless innings by pitching another complete game.  Lee now has the active record of 37.0 innings.
  • 2013 – Kendrys Morales hit a pinch-hit 3-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to send the Mariners to a 6-3 win over the Oakland A’s. It was the second walk-off pinch-hit HR in club history, and first since Ken Phelps in 1986. Raul Ibañez hit a pair of home runs, becoming the 2nd-oldest players in Mariners history to record a multi-HR game (41 years, 21 days).
  • 2014 – Logan Morrison went 4-for-4 with 3 runs scored, 2 home runs and 4 RBI in the Mariners 12-3 win over the Red Sox. Morrison recorded his first career multi-homer game and Felix Hernandez improved to 9-2 allowing 2 runs in 7.0 innings. Felix set a club record with his 8th consecutive start where he allowed 2 or fewer runs in at least 7.0 innings.
  • 2015 – Mike Montgomery tossed the 15th shutout by a rookie in team history as the Mariners beat Kansas City 7-0…Montgomery struck out a career-high 10 batters without issuing a walk and tossed a career-high 9.0 IP…Dustin Ackley went 3-for-3 in the game to help provide the offense with a double, home run and 2 RBI.

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