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
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.
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)
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).