Mariners Vs. Blue Jays: Seattle Drops 2 Straight in Toronto

The Seattle Mariners managed to take the first game of a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays, but came up empty in the last two games over the weekend.

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Mariners Vs. Blue Jays, Game 3 Final Score: Seattle Ushered Out Of Town With 7-2 Loss

On Sunday, the Seatle Mariners attempted to pick up a series win in the finale of their tilt against the hometown Toronto Blue Jays, but were done in -- in large part -- by a five-run eighth inning in a 7-2 loss.

The Mariners got stated immediately, grabbing a 1-0 lead on a leadoff Chone Figgins home run, but would not score again until the top of the ninth inning, when it was too late to be of much assistance.

The Mariners managed to be up eight hits, but left an embarrassing 18 runners on base in the course of the game.

Mariners starter Jason Vagas gave up runs in the fifth and sixth innings, the latter coming on an Edwin Encarnacion solo home run. Encarnacion murdered the M's in this series, homering in all three games.

Steve Delabar and Charlie Furbush gave up the five runs during the Blue Jays rally in the bottom of the eighth inning, which culminated with a two-run Jeff Mathis homer off of Furbush.

Miguel Olivo would lead off the top of the ninth with a solo homer, perfectly bookending the Mariners loss. Olivo was the only M's batter to pick up as many as two hits in the game.

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Mariners Vs. Blue Jays, Game 2 Final Score: Toronto Answers Back In 7-0 Seattle Loss

The Seattle Mariners had their win streak halted at four games on Saturday, as they dropped the second game in their series against the Toronto Blue Jays by a final score of 7-0.

The Mariners managed just six hits in the game and Toronto appeared to put the game out of reach in the bottom of the third inning, when they went up 3-0 thanks in part to a Kyle Seager error at third base.

M's starter Kevin Millwood put together a quality start, going seven innings and allowing three runs (only one earned) on seven hits and two walks, but without offense, a quality start doesn't do much good.

Things immediately got worse when Hisashi Iwakuma came in for Millwood in the bottom of the eight. Iwakuma gave up a leadoff single to Kelly Johnson and a ground-rule double to Jose Bautista. After issuing the intentional walk to Adam Lind to load the bases and set up the force out, Iwakuma immediately served up a grand slam to Edwin Encarnacion for the 7-0 Blue Jays coup de grace.

Ichiro Suzuki and Seager each had two hits, accounting for two-thirds of the Mariners' offensive output.

The M's will try for the series win in the rubber game on Sunday morning.

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Mariners Vs. Blue Jays, Game 1 Final Score: Michael Saunders 10th-Inning Grand Slam Gives Seattle 9-5 Win

The Seattle Mariners extended their winning streak to four games in spectacular fashion on Friday night, battling back twice to force extra innings before Michael Saunders emerged as the hero in a 9-5 Seattle win.

The Blue Jays drew first blood, scoring on an Edwin Encarnacion solo home run in the bottom of the second inning. The Mariners evened things up in the top of the third when they scored on a fielding error.

Toronto went back ahead 3-1 in the bottom of the fourth inning on a two-run Colby Rasmus double, but the M's tied things up in the top of the seventh, with a leadoff home run from Jesus Montero and an RBI double from Casper Wells.

Eric Thames hit a solo shot to right-center field to put the Blue Jays back on top in the bottom of the eighth and J.P. Arencibia gave the home team a vital insurance run with a sacrifice fly.

Seattle wasn't quite dead yet, however and they came back in the top of the ninth. Michael Saunders hit a one-out solo homer. Kyle Seager reached on a two-out throwing error and pinch-runner Munenori Kawasaki went to third when Arencibia tried a pickoff throw that went down the right-field line. With two outs, Dustin Ackley was intentionally walked and John Jaso pinch-hit for Brendan Ryan. Jaso hit a sinking line drive to center field that Rasmus was unable to get to, bringing home Kawasaki to tie the game, 5-5.

In the top of the 10th inning, the Mariners loaded the bases with one out on three straight singles by Justin Smoak, Montero and Alex Liddi. Saunders then launched a grand slam over the right field wall to put the M's ahead for the first time in the game and for good. Saunders finished the game 2-for-4 with five RBI and a walk.

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Mariners Vs. Blue Jays Series Preview: Seattle Looks To Keep Things Rolling North Of The Border

The Seattle Mariners' bats have come alive on their road trip. They go for their fourth straight win on Friday as they kick off a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays.

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