Inside the box score of the M’s 5-2 win

  • M’s win 5-2.
  • Back-to-back extra inning wins.
  • Back-to-back games with a home run in the 10th inning and 3 runs scored in the inning.
  • Third consecutive win.
  • Joel Peralta became the eigth different Mariner to record a victory this season. Fifth reliever to record a win this year.
  • Franklin Gutierrez batted in the go-ahead run on a pinch hit single in the 10th. All three of Gutierrez’s RBI have come in games that he has come off the bench.
  • Adam Lind improved his hit streak to four games.
  • Steve Cishek notched his third save in the last three games.
  • Seventh road win of the season.
  • Nelson Cruz hit his third home run of the season in the 10th to give the M’s a 5-2 cushion going into the bottom half of the inning. This was the 15th home run hit on the road by the M’s. The team has hit at least one home run in eight of ten road games.
  • Hisashi Iwakuma becomes the first starter to go eight innings. Second quality start of the season for Iwakuma

Inside The Mariners Opening Series Win Against The Rangers

  • Mariners outscored the Rangers 21-10
  • Mariners scored 11 of 21 runs in the 8th inning or later. 52% of the M’s runs were scored in the 8th inning or later
  • Robinson Cano became the first Mariner player ever to hit a home run in the first three games of a season. Cano recorded his first five RBI game as a Mariner in the series’ finale
  • The Mariners hit nine home runs in the series (Robinson Cano 4, Nelson Cruz, Leonys Martin, Luis Sardinas, Kyle Seager and Seth Smith) 14 of the 21 scored were scored via the long ball. 66% of the runs were scored by the long ball.
  • The bullpen logged 9 innings of scoreless one hit ball and recorded both of the team’s wins. Both Nick Vincent and Joaquin Benoit notched their first wins as Mariners in their first appearance with the club.
  • Chris Iannetta reached base in his first five plate appearances as a Mariner
  • Nori Aoki, Chris Iannetta, Adam Lind, Leonys Martin and Luis Sardinas recorded their first hits as Mariners. Of those five: Aoki, Iannetta, Martin and Sardinas batted in their first runs as Mariners. Leonys Martin and Luis Sardinas both hit their first home runs as Mariners in this series.
  • In each game of the series, the M’s scored at least one run in the first inning
  • Felix Hernandez was the only starting pitcher to record a quality start in the series. This was Felix’s 9th Opening Day start overall and 8th consecutive OD start.

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.