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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