Bullet Points From Yesterday’s M’s Game

  • Franklin Gutierrez hit his first career walk-off home run
  • The M’s turned the first 3-6-2-2 triple play since 1955
  • Robinson Cano (7), Nelson Cruz (6), Kyle Seager (6) and Mike Zunino (6) extend their hit streak
  • Robinson Cano’s streak of scoring at least one run in a game ends at six
  • Kyle Seager extends his streak of scoring at least a run in a game to six
  • Nelson Cruz extends his streak of scoring at least a run in a game to three and recorded his third straight multi-hit game
  • First series win since 6/30-7/1 against the Padres. First home series win since May 8-10 against Oakland
  • Six players had two or more hits (Mike Zunino 3, Ezequiel Carrera 2, Nelson Cruz 2, Austin Jackson 2, Brad Miller 2 and Kyle Seager)
  • One player scored two or more runs (Ezequiel Carrera 2)
  • Four players batted in two or more runs (Nelson Cruz 3, Ezequiel Carrera 2, Josh Donaldson 2 and Austin Jackson 2)

Bullet Points From Last Night’s M’s Game

  • The M’s win two games in a row for the first time since 6/30-7/1 against San Diego.
  • Mark Trumbo hit his third home run since joining the M’s. All of his home runs have been hit at Safeco.  Third straight game with an RBI.
  • Kyle Seager scored a run in his fourth straight game and Robinson Cano scored a run in his fifth straight game.
  • Robinson Cano (5), Mike Zunino (5), Nelson Cruz (4) and Kyle Seager all extended their hit streaks.
  • M’s 2-6 hitters combined to go 7-18 with five runs scored, a home run and four RBI.
  • Felix Hernandez passes Fernando Valenzuela for 65th on the all-time strikeout list with 2075 and tied Ryan Dempster for 64th on the all-time list. Fifth straight quality start for Felix.
  • Robinson Cano hit his first triple of the season.
  • Three players had two or more hits (Nelson Cruz 3, Edwin Encarnacion 2 and Jose Reyes 2)
  • No players scored two or more runs
  • Two players batted in two or more runs (Robinson Cano 2 and Mark Trumbo 2)

Notes From Today’s M’s game

  • Tom Wilhelmsen recorded his 1st save since June 30th of last year.
  • Kyle Seager hit a 1st inning solo home run off David Price. This was Seager’s  1st hit off  Price in his career. Seager recorded his 3rd straight multi-hit game of the series and 8th for the month.
  • Robinson Cano recorded his 4th multi-hit game in the last 6 games. This is his 9th multi-hit game of the month.
  • Hisashi Iwakuma tied a season-high with 7 strikeouts. He has had 7 K’s in 2 of his last 3 starts.
  • Mark Lowe recorded his 4th appearance of 2 innings. This is Lowe’s 3rd appearance of 3 or more strikeouts and his 15th appearance with at least 2 K’s.
  • 7 players had 2 or more hits (Robinson Cano 2, Kyle Seager 2 and Mark Trumbo for the M’s. Yoenis Cespedes 2, Jose Iglesias 2, Ian Kinsler 2 and James McCann for the Tigers)
  • No players scored 2 or more runs
  • 1 player batted in 2 or more runs (Victor Martinez 2 for the Tigers)

  • Franklin Gutierrez becomes the 2nd player in M’s history to hit a pinch-hit grand slam. Ben Broussard hit the 1st pinch-hit grand slam in 2007. 1st 4 RBI game and grand slam since 2008. Both feats were accomplished in the same game against the White Sox.
  • The M’s 2-5 hole hitters each scored 2 runs in the game.
  • Nelson Cruz and J.D. Martinez both hit home run of 450 plus feet. This is the 1st game since 2012 that players on opposing teams have hit home run of the that length. The M’s were involved in the last time this happened. It was a game against the Blue Jays that say Edwin Encarnacion and Dustin Ackley hit 450 plus home runs.
  • Robinson Cano records his 8th multi-hit game of the month and 3rd in the last 4 games.
  • Nelson Cruz hits his 1st home run since July 3rd. He has only hit 4 home runs since June 1st.
  • 6 players had multi-hit games (Robinson Cano 3, Austin Jackson 2 and Kyle Seager for the M’s. Nick Castellanos 3, Ian Kinsler 2 and J.D. Martinez 2)
  • 7 players scored 2 or more runs (Robinson Cano 2, Nelson Cruz 2, Kyle Seager 2 and Seth Smith 2 for the M’s. J.D. Martinez 3, Nick Castellanos 2 and Ian Kinsler 2 for the Tigers)
  • 3 players batted in 2 or more runs (Franklin Gutierrez 4 for the M’s. Yoenis Cespedes 2 and J.D. Martinez 2 for the Tigers)
  • 5 players hit a home run (Nelson Cruz and Franklin Gutierrez for the M’s. Alex Castellanos, Yoenis Cespedes and J.D. Martinez for the Tigers)
  • Brad Miller had an interesting line the box score. He started the game at shortstop then went out to left field for an inning and went back to short for the end of the game.
  • The M’s used 3 players in left field (Dustin Ackley, Brad Miller and Franklin Gutierrez)

Inside The Box Score: All-Star Game Edition

  • Brian Dozier becomes the 1st Twin to hit a home run an All-Star Game since Kirby Puckett in 1993.
  • Dallas Keuchel becomes 1st Astros’ pitcher to start an All-Star Game for the AL.
  • Zack Greinke becomes the 1st Dodgers’ pitcher to start an All-Star Game since Brad Penny in 2006.
  • Felix Hernandez and Glen Perkins were the only AL pitchers used in the last two All-Star games.
  • Felix Hernandez is the 1st M’s pitcher to appear in back-to-back All-Star games since Freddy Garcia in 2001-02.
  • Glen Perkins becomes the 1st Twins’ pitcher to appear in back-to-back All-Star games since Johan Santana in 2005-06 and becomes the 1st AL pitcher to close out in All-Star game in back-to-back seasons since Mariano Rivera in 2005-06.
  • Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke and Aroldis Chapman were the only NL pitchers used in the last two All-Star games.
  • Mike Trout, Nelson Cruz, Adam Jones, Josh Donaldson and Salvador Perez were in the AL starting lineup in the last two All-Star games.
  • Andrew McCutchen and Paul Goldschmidt were in the NL starting lineup in the last two All-Star games.
  • Mike Trout becomes the 1st player to win back-to-back All-Star game MVP awards. 1st AL player to score two runs in a game since Derek Jeter in 2009. 1st Angel to hit an All-Star game home run since Vladimir Guerrero in 2006. Becomes the 1st Angel to score 2 runs in an All-Star game since Rod Carew in 1983.
  • Prince Fielder had his 2nd multiple RBI game. His 1st multiple RBI game (3) came in 2011 as a member of the National League. Fielder becomes the 1st Ranger to have 2 RBI in an All-Star game since Michael Young in 2006. 1st player to have a 2 RBI All-Star game for both the AL/NL since Ken Griffey Jr. in 1992 (AL) and 2007 (NL).
  • Andrew McCutchen becomes the 1st Pirate to hit an All-Star game home run since Dave Parker in 1981.
  • Jacob DeGrom becomes the 1st Met to strikeout 3 batters in an All-Star game since Sid Fernandez in 1986.
  • Lorenzo Cain becomes the 1st Royal to bat in a run in an All-Star game since Bo Jackson in 1989.
  • Nelson Cruz (O’s in 2014 and M’s 2015) and Josh Donaldson (A’s in 2014 and Jays in 2015) become the 1st AL players to start an All-Star game in back-to-back games for two different teams since Robinson Cano (Yankees in 2013 and M’s in 2014).

M’s Stats From Last Night’s Game

  • Season-high 19 hits
  • First career leadoff home run for Logan Morrison
  • Seven multi-hit innings out of eight on offense
  • Third straight multi-hit game for Mark Trumbo. Extended his hit streak to five games and has eight hits in his last four games.
  • Angels’ starter Garrett Richards gave up a season-high 12 hits against the M’s
  • All 10 M’s hitters recorded at least one hit
  • Fourth straight game scoring four or more runs
  • Seven players recorded multi-hit games (Cruz 3, Seager 3, Ackley 2, Cano 2, S. Smith 2, Trumbo 2 and Zunino 2)
  • Two players scored multiple runs (Ackley 2 and Morrison 2)
  • One player batted in multiple runs (Zunino 2)
  • Felix Hernandez extends his scoreless innings streak against the Angels to 13 innings.

Bullet Points From Today’s Mariners Game

  • 9th straight Opening Day win for the Mariners
  • Seth Smith becomes the 1st M’s player to have 3 extra-base hits on Opening Day (2 doubles and a triple).
  • Dustin Ackley hits his 2nd career home run on Opening Day. 1st Opening Day home run occurred in 2012 season when the M’s played the A’s in Japan.
  • Felix Hernandez earned his 6th win in 8 Opening Day starts. 3rd time Felix has had 10 or more strikeouts in an Opening Day start (2007 and 2014). Hernandez has recorded a quality start in each Opening Day appearance
  • 1 player drove in 2 or more runs (Seth Smith 2)
  • 3 players had multiple hit games (Seth Smith 3, Austin Jackson 2 and Brad Miller 2)
  • For the 2nd straight Opening Day Mike Trout hit a home run off Felix Hernandez and for the 2nd straight year the Mariners have won the game.

Non-Roster Invitees With Big League Experience

Baltimore Orioles- Dane De La Rosa, Mark Hendrickson, Steve Johnson, Chaz Roe, J.P. Arencibia, Ryan Lavarnway, Paul Janish, Chris Parmelee, Nolan Reimold and Matt Tuiasosopo.

Boston Red Sox- Mitchell Boggs, Dana Eveland, Felipe Paulino, Luke Montz, Humberto Quintero, Jeff Bianchi, Brian LaHair, Jemile Weeks and Quintin Berry.

New York Yankees- Andrew Bailey, Scott Baker, Kyle Davies, Wilking Rodriguez, Eddy Rodriguez, Cole Figueroa and Nick Noonan.

Tampa Bay Rays- Ronald Belisario, Brandon Gomes, Jhan Martinez, Jordan Norberto, Everett Teaford, Bobby Wilson, Vince Belnome, Alexi Casilla, Juan Francisco, Corey Brown, Joey Butler and Eugenio Velez.

Toronto Blue Jays- Andrew Albers, Greg Burke, Cory Burns, Jeff Francis, Gregory Infante, Wilton Lopez, Daric Barton, Jonathan Diaz, Jake Fox, Munenori Kawasaki, Ramon Santiago, Ezequiel Carrera, Andy Dirks and Caleb Gindl.

Chicago White Sox- Matt Albers, Jairo Asencio, Scott Carroll, Jesse Crain, Logan Kensing, J.D Martin, Brad Penny, Zach Phillips, Joe Savery, George Kottaras, Geovany Soto, Juan Diaz, Andy LaRoche and Michael Taylor.

Cleveland Indians- Bruce Chen, Scott Downs, Jeff Manship, Shaun Marcum, Nick Maronde, Bryan Price, Michael Roth, Anthony Swarzak, Brett Hayes, Adam Moore, Michael Martinez, Ryan Rohlinger and Jerry Sands.

Detroit Tigers- Alberto Cabrera, Rafael Dolis, Joel Hanrahan, Luke Putkonen, Miguel Gonzalez, Manny Pina, Josh Wilson and Xavier Avery.

Kansas City Royals- Joe Blanton, Brian Broderick, Casey Coleman, Chris Dwyer, Ryan Madson, Joe Paterson, J.C. Boscan, Ryan Jackson, Ryan Roberts and Moises Sierra.

Minnesota Twins- Blaine Boyer, Mark Hamburger, Doug Bernier, Argenis Diaz, Eric Farris and Shane Robinson.

Houston Astros- Darin Downs, Roberto Hernandez, Joe Thatcher, Dan Johnson and Gregorio Petit.

Los Angeles Angels- Frank Herrmann, Matt Lindstrom, Ryan Mattheus, Alex Sanabia, Atahualpa Severino, Scott Snodgress, Adam Wilk, Jackson Williams, Marc Krauss, Ryan Wheeler, Roger Kieschnick and Alfredo Marte.

Oakland A’s- Barry Zito, Brad Mills, Rudy Owens, Fernando Rodriguez, Ryan Verdugo, Kevin Whelan, Bryan Anderson, Luke Carlin, Andy Parrino, Niuman Romero and Jason Pridie.

Seattle Mariners- Justin Germano, Mark Lowe, Rafael Perez, John Baker, Carlos Rivero, Endy Chavez, Franklin Gutierrez and Shawn O’Malley.

Texas Rangers- Anthony Bass, Michael Kirkman, David Martinez, Russ Ohlendorf, Juan Carlos Oviedo, Ross Wolf, Jamey Wright, Chris Gimenez, Kyle Blanks, Thomas Field, Ed Lucas, Ryan Ludwick, Carlos Peguero, Antoan Richardson and Nate Schierholtz.

Atlanta Braves- Matt Capps, Michael Kohn, Wandy Rodriguez, Eric Stults, Donnie Veal, Jose Veras, Chien-Ming Wang, John Buck, Jesus Flores, Pedro Ciriaco, Kelly Johnson, Cedric Hunter and Eric Young Jr.

Miami Marlins- Nick Masset, Vin Mazzaro, Pat Misch, Chris Narveson, Ryan Reid, Vinny Rottino, Jhonatan Solano, Reid Brignac, Don Kelly, Scott Sizemore, Jordany Valdespin, Tyler Colvin, Cole Gillespie and Reed Johnson.

New York Mets- Buddy Carlyle, Scott Rice, Johnny Monell, Brandon Allen and Alex Castellanos.

Philadelphia Phillies- Paul Clemens, Jeanmar Gomez, Sean O’Sullivan, Kevin Slowey, John Hester, Koyie Hill, Andres Blanco, Russ Canzler, Chase d’Arnaud, Chris McGuiness, Chris Nelson, Cord Phelps, Brian Bogusevic, Jeff Francoeur, Darin Mastroianni and Xavier Paul.

Washington Nationals- Heath Bell, Bruce Billings, Manny Delcarmen, Eric Fornataro, Evan Meek, Steve Lerud, Emmanuel Burriss, Mike Carp, Kila Ka’aihue, Clint Robinson, Ian Stewart and Dan Uggla.

Chicago Cubs- Daniel Bard, Francisley Bueno, Jorge De Leon, Gonzalez Germen, Donn Roach, Taylor Teagarden, Jonathan Herrera, Chris Valaika, Logan Watkins, Mike Baxter and Adron Chambers.

Cincinnati Reds- Nate Adcock, Kevin Gregg, Jason Marquis, Jose Mijares, Kyle Skipworth, Ivan De Jesus, Chris Dominguez, Irving Falu, Josh Satin, Neftali Soto and Brennan Boesch.

Milwaukee Brewers- Brent Leach, Chris Perez, Dontrelle Willis, Pete Orr, Elian Herrera and Bryan Petersen.

Pittsburgh Pirates- Collin Balester, Charlie Leesman, Brad Lincoln, Clayton Richard, Josh Wall, Blake Wood, Wilkin Castillo, Steve Lombardozzi, Brent Morel, Gorkys Hernandez and Jose Tabata.

St. Louis Cardinals- John Gast, Miguel Socolovich, Carlos Villanueva, Scott Moore and Rafael Ortega.

Arizona Diamondbacks- Blake Beavan, Justin Marks, J.C. Ramirez, Dan Runzler, Blake Lalli, Jordan Pacheco, Matt Pagnozzi, Nick Evans, Nick Punto, Jamie Romak, Danny Worth, Nick Buss and Ben Francisco.

Colorado Rockies- John Axford, Rafael Betancourt, Buddy Boshers, Yohan Flande, Jair Jurrjens, Aaron Laffey, John Lannan, Brett Marshall, Justin Miller, Jose Ortega, Greg Schlosser, Audry Perez, Omar Quintanilla, Roger Bernadina and Matt McBride.

Los Angeles Dodgers- David Aardsma, Erik Bedard, Ryan Buchter, David Huff, Ben Rowen, Sergio Santos, Ali Solis, Erisbel Arruebarrena and Matt Carson.

San Diego Padres- Scott Elbert, Jason Lane, Marcus Mateo, Jose Valverde, Ramiro Pena, Brett Wallace and Jake Goebbert.

San Francisco Giants- Brett Bochy, Cory Gearrin, Juan Gutierrez, Curtis Partch, Guillermo Quiroz, Brandon Hicks, Carlos Truinfel and Justin Maxwell.

Stats From Game 7 Of The World Series

  • Giants win their 3 World Series title in the last 5 years.
  • 8th World Series title for the Giants
  • 1st team to win a road World Series Game 7 since the 1979 Pirates.
  • Madison Bumgarner logs the most innings in a single postseason at 50.2. 1st pitcher with 2 wins, a sub 0.50 ERA and 20 innings in a single World Series since Sandy Koufax (1965). Recorded the 1st 5 inning save in postseason history. 1st pitcher to record 2 wins, a shutout and a save in World Series.
  • Pablo Sandoval sets a single postseason record with 26 hits.
  • Hunter Pence and Pablo Sandoval tie Buck Herzog for most hits by a Giant in a single World Series with 12.
  • Hunter Pence extends his World Series hit streak to 10 games.
  • Michael Morse becomes the 1st Giant to have multiple RBI in a World Series winner-take-all game.
  • 1st time in WS history that neither starting pitcher lasted more than 3.1 innings in the game.
  • Tim Hudson (39) is the oldest pitcher to start a winner-take-all World Series game.
  • 4 players had multiple hit games (Pablo Sandoval 3, Brandon Belt 2, Alex Gordon 2 and Hunter Pence 2)
  • 1 player batted in multiple runs (Michael Morse 2)
  • 1 player scored multiple runs (Pablo Sandoval 2)

Stats From Game 6 of World Series

  • Yordano Ventura is the 1st pitcher in Royals postseason history to a win with at least 7 scoreless innings and no more than 3 hits allowed. 7th rookie to win an elimination game, 1st since John Lackey in Game 7 of the 2002 World Series.
  • 10-0 is the largest World Series shutout since the Royals beat the Cardinals 11-0 in Game 7 of the 1985 WS.
  • The Royals 7 2nd inning runs are the most scored in a single World Series inning since the Giants scored 7 in 8th inning of Game 2 in the 2010 series.
  • Eric Hosmer ties Willie Wilson record for most hits in a single postseason for the Royals with 20.
  • Hunter Strickland becomes the 1st reliever to allow 6 home runs in a single postseason.
  • Lorenzo Cain drove in 3 runs in the game. Most by a Royal in a World Series game since Darryl Motley in Game 7 of the 1985 World Series.
  • Hunter Pence extends his World Series hit streak to 9 games.
  • Brandon Crawford extends his World Series hit streak to 8 games.
  • 6 players had multiple hit games (Lorenzo Cain 2, Alcides Escobar 2, Eric Hosmer 2, Omar Infante 2, Mike Moustakas 2 and Salvador Perez 2)
  • 3 players batted in multiple runs (Lorenzo Cain 3, Eric Hosmer 2 and Mike Moustakas 2)
  • 2 players scored multiple runs (Omar Infante 2 and Mike Moustakas 2)
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