The Giants picked up their first run of the game in the top of the first inning, but the M's were able to even things up in the bottom of the second on a Dustin Ackley sacrifice fly. Both starters held things right there until the ninth inning. The Giants threatened in the ninth, loading the bases with one out, but Tom Wilhelmsen struck out Melky Cabrera and got Nate Schierholtz to ground out to end the threat.
Hernandez gave up six hits and a walk over seven innings while striking out seven. Bumgarner allowed the Mariners just three hits and a walk in eight innings, striking out four. Neither starter was awarded the decision. Romo took the loss and Wilhelmsen was awarded the win.
The Seattle Mariners finally managed to snap their six-game losing streak on Saturday night as they defeated the visiting San Francisco Giants in the second game of a three-game interleague series. The win came at the expense of Washington native and two-time Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum, who continues his nightmare season by giving up four runs in five innings in the eventual 7-4 Mariners victory.
The Mariners staked themselves to an early lead as Casper Wells and Jesus Montero hit solo home runs off Lincecum in the bottom of the first inning. The Giants tied things up 2-2 in the third inning following RBI hits from Ryan Theriot and Buster Posey.
San Francisco took a 4-2 lead in the fourth on RBI singles by Theriot and Melky Cabrera, but Seattle was able to even things up once again in the bottom of the fifth with an infield RBI single by Ichiro Suzuki and a wild pitch from Lincecum that allowed John Jaso to score.
Montero singled to lead off the bottom of the sixth, after which Lincecum was pulled. Jeremy Affeldt gave up RBI singles to Franklin Gutierrez and Brendan Ryan as the Mariners staged a three-run rally to take the lead for good. Lincecum was tagged with the loss.
The Mariners have evened up the series and have a chance to win the set in the rubber game on Sunday.
The Seattle Mariners continue to be confounded by National League teams. In the first game of a three-game interleague series against the San Francisco Giants at Safeco Field on Friday night, the Mariners took the loss by a final score of 4-2. They have now lost six straight games; all to National League teams.
The Giants struck first in the second inning, as Buster Posey launched an upper-deck solo home run to left field to open the scoring. In the top of the fourth inning, Brandon Belt doubled Angel Pagan to third base and Joaquin Arias brought Pagan home with a sacrifice fly to make it 2-0 Giants.
Mariners starter Jason Vargas stayed strong into the eighth inning, hoping to hang around long enough to get some run support behind him. Vargas' quality start went up in smoke as Melky Cabrera hit a two-run shot to left center field to make it 4-0 Giants.
Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong held the Mariners to just four hits over seven-plus innings. Two of those hits led off the eighth inning, after which Vogelsong was lifted for left-handed specialist Javier Lopez. Mariners manager Eric Wedge countered with right-handed pinch hitter Casper Wells, who hit a single through the hole into left field to load the bases with no outs. The Mariners broke up the shutout as Ichiro Suzuki grounded into an RBI fielder's choice. Another run came home as Pablo Sandoval booted a double-play grounder and had to settle for an out at first. The RBI groundout from Franklin Gutierrez cut the led to 4-2, but Kyle Seager also grounded out to end the inning.
The Mariners were unable to make anything further happen in the bottom of the ninth against Giants closer Santiago Casilla.