Mariners Vs. Indians: Amazing Felix Hernandez Performance Goes To Waste In 2-1 Loss

The Seattle Mariners suffered a series loss on Thursday night. A blown save led to a rough 2-1 loss and gave ace Felix Hernandez a no decision.

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Mariners Vs. Indians, Game 3 Final Score: Blown Save Leads To 2-1 Loss

On Thursday night, the Seattle Mariners went for their second straight series win at Safeco Field, hoping to take the rubber match against the Cleveland Indians. Unfortunately, even though they saw a spectacular finish from their ace, a blown save ended to a 2-1 defeat and a series loss.

The Mariners opened the scoring in the bottom of the fifth inning. Michael Saunders led off with a double and was bunted to third base. He came in to score on a John Jaso fielder's choice.

M's ace Felix Hernandez was once again on top of his game. He ran into trouble in the eighth inning, but the jam only highlighted King Felix's unflappability. After striking out Shelley Duncan to start the inning, Hernandez gave up three straight singles to load the bases, the last of which was a potential double-play grounder that glanced off the glove of a diving Dustin Ackley. Hernandez struck out Jason Kipnis swinging and struck out Shin-Soo Choo on a check swing to get out of the inning in spectacular fashion.

When all was said and done, Hernandez went eight innings, giving up five hits and one walk while striking out 12.

Brandon League came in for the ninth inning and issued a leadoff walk, followed by a Travis Hafner single to put two men on with no outs. The runners were bunted over and League fell behind 3-1 to Duncan, then walked the bases loaded on a pitch very far inside. On the first pitch to Jack Hannahan, League got the double-play grounder that he was looking for -- but one that went past the glove of a diving Kyle Seager at third base and into left field, scoring two runs and giving the Indians a 2-1 lead. League struck out Jason Donald and was lifted for Lucas Luetge, who walked Michael Brantley on four pitches to load the bases once again. Luetge got a groundout from Kipnis to end the inning, but the damage had been done.

The Mariners were unable to score any runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, getting sent down in order and suffering the heartbreaker loss and squandering a phenomenal effort by Hernandez.

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Mariners Vs. Indians, Game 2 Final Score: Seattle Back In Win Column After 4-1 Victory

The Seattle Mariners are back in the win column following Wednesday night's game against the Cleveland Indians at Safeco Field. The M's improve to 7-6 following the 4-1 win and stay in second place in the American League West.

The Mariners went ahead right away and stayed there. In the bottom of the first inning, Chone Figgins and Ichiro Suzuki hit solo home runs for a quick 2-0 lead. They tacked on another run in the bottom of the second on a bases-loaded walk to Jesus Montero.

The Indians would get their lone run of the game in the top of the third inning. Aaron Cunningham led off with a double, moved to third on a sacrifice bunt and score on a sacrifice fly by Jason Kipnis. That would be as close as the Indians would get, as Dustin Ackley singled home Brendan Ryan in the bottom of the fourth. The M's hung on and made the 4-1 score hold up.

Jason Vargas was once again solid for the Mariners, improving to 2-1 on the season with just one run allowed in seven innings, giving up four hits and three walks, while striking out seven. Brandon League picked up his fifth save of the year with a 1-2-3 ninth inning.

The Mariners will have a chance to pick up the series win on Thursday night.

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Mariners Vs. Indians Preview: Time, TV Schedule, Lineup

The Seattle Mariners (6-6) will face the Cleveland Indians (5-4) tonight in the second game of their series. The game takes place at 7:10 PM PT, and can be seen on ROOT Sports or watched on 710 ESPN.

The Mariners have one significant change to their lineup, as first baseman Justin Smoak is out today with a mildly strained right hamstring, and will be listed as day-to-day. Dustin Ackley will get his first start at the position, while Munenori Kawasaki will move over to second base. Ackley stays at the second spot while Kawasaki will get the start at the eight spot. Here is the full lineup courtesy of Greg Johns at MLB.com.

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

Starting pitcher: Jason Vargas LHP

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Mariners Vs. Indians, Game 1 Final Score: Seattle Loses 9-8 Slugfest

The Seattle Mariners welcomed the Cleveland Indians to town on Tuesday night, kicking off a three-game series at Safeco Field. The Mariners are hoping to continue their winning homestand, but started off on the wrong foot with a very close 9-8 loss to open the series.

The Indians scored the first run of the game in the top of the first with a Travis Hafner RBI single. The Mariners would jump ahead in the bottom of the third on a two-run homer by John Jaso. Seattle then added a massive six-run fourth inning with a bases-loaded walk to Brendan Ryan, followed by a Jaso hit-by-pitch, a Chone Figgins sacrifice fly and singled by Ichiro Suzuki and Justin Smoak.

The Indians answered right back, however, with a seven-run fifth inning to tie the game. The big hit in that inning was a three-run homer by Carlos Santana.

In the top of the seventh, the Indians scored the go-ahead run on a Jason Donald sacrifice fly that brought Shelley Duncan home.

The Mariners managed one last gasp in the bottom of the ninth, as they loaded the bases with two outs against Cleveland closer Chris Perez, but Jaso just missed clobbering a pitch and instead flew out to right field to end the game.

Kevin Millwood was far from as sharp as he appeared in his first outing on Tuesday. In four innings, he allowed seven runs (six earned) on nine hits and a walk, striking out just one.

Justin Smoak looked fantastic on Tuesday, going 4-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored. Kyle Seager went 2-for-5 but left four runners on base. Jaso, despite going 1-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored, struck out twice and stranded six runners in the game.

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Mariners Vs. Indians Series Preview: Seattle Hopes To Keep Winning On Opening Homestand

The Seattle Mariners will continue their first homestand of the year on Tuesday. The Cleveland Indians will be coming to town for a three-game series.

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