Mariners Vs. Athletics: Seattle Wins Opening Series At Safeco Field

The Seattle Mariners kicked off their first 2012 series at Safeco Field on Friday. They took the second two games of a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics.

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Mariners Vs. Athletics Final Score: Seattle Takes 1st Series At Home With 5-3 Win

On Sunday, the Seattle Mariners wrapped up their first home series of 2012 with a win over the Oakland Athletics. It was the second series win against the A's in only three series played for the M's this season. Blake Beavan started the game for Seattle and ended up getting the win after going seven innings and giving up three runs on six hits and no walks. The Mariners won by a final score of 5-3.

Seattle got the scoring started in the bottom of the second inning when Kyle Seager doubled and Brendan Ryan hit a two-run homer. Justin Smoak added a solo shot in the bottom of the third to make it 3-0 Mariners.

The A's tied things up in the top of the fifth inning on a three-RBI Eric Sogard homer, but the Mariners came right back in the bottom of the frame. Ichiro Suzuki doubled home Chone Figgins to put the M's ahead for good and the next batter, Smoak, got an RBI groundout that plated Dustin Ackley for the insurance run.

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Mariners Vs. Athletics Game 3: Starting Lineups

The Seattle Mariners are looking to climb back over .500 and kick off the opening homestand of 2012 with a series win over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. The Mariners shut out the A's on Saturday night behind an exceptional performance by starting pitcher Hector Noesi. On Sunday, Blake Beavan will take the mound for the M's and attempt to avenge the hard-luck 1-0 loss he suffered at the hands of the Texas Rangers in his first start.

The Mariners will look to keep the offense rolling tonight and look for more good things from Jesus Montero, who hit his first home run for Seattle and drove in three of the four runs in Saturday's winning effort. Kyle Seager, who did not start on Saturday, will bat sixth in the lineup.

Here are the starting lineups for Sunday's game.

Seattle Mariners starting lineup:

1. Chone Figgins - LF
2. Dustin Ackley - 2B
3. Ichiro Suzuki - RF
4. Justin Smoak - 1B
5. Jesus Montero - DH
6. Kyle Seager - 3B
7. Michael Saunders - CF
8. Miguel Olivo - C
9. Brendan Ryan - SS

Oakland Athletics starting lineup:

1. Jemile Weeks - 2B
2. Coco Crisp - LF
3. Seth Smith - DH
4. Yoenis Cespedes - CF
5. Josh Reddick - RF
6. Cliff Pennington - SS
7. Kila Ka`aihue - 1B
8. Anthony Recker - C
9. Eric Sogard - 3B

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Mariners Vs. Athletics Final Score: Seattle Evens Series With 4-0 Win

The Seattle Mariners hosted the Oakland Athletics on Saturday night at Safeco Field. The game was the sixth of the year between the two teams in the young season and the Mariners managed not only to even up the series at one win apiece but pick up their first Safeco Field victory of 2012 on a final score of 4-0.

The M's got on the board in the bottom of the second inning on a solo home run by Jesus Montero, his first homer as a member of the Mariners. That was the first hit of the game for the Mariners and they would not record another until the bottom of the sixth inning, when Brendan Ryan and Chone Figgins hit one-out singles. Dustin Ackley walked to load the bases and Ichiro Suzuki popped up for the second out. Justin Smoak drew a walk to bring Ryan home and Montero struck once again, hitting a two-run double to cap off a three-run Mariners inning.

Hector Noesi had a start for Seattle that was the polar opposite of his last outing. He went eight innings, giving up no runs on five hits and a walk. Brandon League came on for the ninth inning and picked up another save, combining with Noesi for the shutout.

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Mariners Vs. Athletics: Game 2 Lineups

The Seattle Mariners had their home opener ruined by the Oakland Athletics on Friday night when they lost by a score of 4-0 in a shutout in Safeco Field. On Saturday evening at 6:10 p.m. (PT), the Mariners are looking to even up the series at 1-1 to force a rubber match on Sunday. The lineups have been released for game two of the series and according to the Baseball Press, they are:

Athletics:

1. Jemile Weeks (S) 2B
2. Coco Crisp (S) LF
3. Josh Reddick (L) RF
4. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
5. Seth Smith (L) DH
6. Kurt Suzuki (R) C
7. Daric Barton (L) 1B
8. Josh Donaldson (R) 3B
9. Cliff Pennington (S) SS

Mariners:

1. Chone Figgins (S) CF
2. Dustin Ackley (L) 2B
3. Ichiro Suzuki (L) RF
4. Justin Smoak (S) 1B
5. Jesus Montero (R) C
6. Alex Liddi (R) 3B
7. Miguel Olivo (R) DH
8. Casper Wells (R) LF
9. Brendan Ryan (R) SS

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Mariners vs. A's: Start Time, Probable Pitchers, TV Coverage And More

The Seattle Mariners were shutout at Safeco Field for their home opener on Friday night by the Oakland Athletics. Despite the rough loss, the club is ready to take the field once again on Saturday and get back to winning.

The Mariners will turn to starting pitcher Hector Noesi to give them a quality start. The A's are scheduled to start Tom Milone, who was very impressive in his season debut, working eight scoreless innings.

As for the game at Safeco tonight, first pitch is set for 6:10 p.m. locally. That's 9:10 on the east coast for those of you out there. ROOT Sports Northwest will air the game live. 710 ESPN Radio will have the local coverage as well. The lineups for the game are yet to be released, although we'll likely see the usual suspects given it being the first Saturday night game of the season.

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Mariners Vs. Athletics Final Score: Seatle Gets Shut Out 4-0 In Safeco Field Opener

The Seattle Mariners hosted the Oakland Athletics in their home opener on Friday night. The M's were hoping that they would be able to turn things around after two straight losses and give the home crowd something to celebrate behind their ace Felix Hernandez, but he found himself outpitched and Seattle could only muster three hits in the game as they were shut out, 4-0.

Oakland starter Bartolo Colon was exceptional, giving up just three hits and one walk through seven innings, while striking out five. He combined with Ryan Cook and Grant Balfour for the shutout.

The A's opened the scoring in the top of the third inning, when Cliff Pennington doubled in Daric Barton for the first run. Two batters later, Coco Crisp drove in Pennington with a single.

The Mariners suffered from a couple instances of awful luck. In the fourth inning, Ichiro Suzuki led off with a double and Jesus Montero singled him to third with two outs. Michael Saunders came up with runners at the corners and absolutely crushed a ball to right field that hooked foul by just a few feet. Saunders would strike out looking to end the inning and the most significant Seattle rally.

In the seventh inning, Kyle Seager led off and hit a sinking liner. Yoenis Cespedes appeared to make a spectacular diving catch and Seager was called out, but replays showed that the ball bounced before going into Cespedes' glove.

Oakland added their third run on an eighth-inning Kurt Suzuki sacrifice fly that scored Josh Reddick. Jemile Weeks added the explanation point in the top of the ninth with a solo home run into the left field bullpen.

Besides Suzuki and Montero, Dustin Ackley was the other M's player to get a hit. Justin Smoak was the only Seattle player to draw a walk. Felix Hernandez finished with a quality start, giving up two runs in seven innings, walking three and striking out six.

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Mariners Vs. Athletics Preview: Seattle Kicks Off Opening Homestand Against Familiar Rivals

The Seattle Mariners will kick off their first 2012 series at Safeco Field on Friday. They'll host the Oakland Athletics in the fifth game between the two teams in their first nine games.

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