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King Felix and Mariners shut down Tigers

Final - 6.12.2011 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Seattle Mariners 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 2 7 9 2
Detroit Tigers 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 9 0
WP: Felix Hernandez (7 - 5)
LP: Rick Porcello (6 - 4)

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2 HR: Miguel Olivo had a good day


HR, 3 RBI: Justin Smoak had a good day and really entire season against Detroit


Oliver homers in the top of the eighth to make it 5-3 for the Mariners.


Kind of a disappointing loss, I think. You expect Felix Hernandez to pitch well, of course. But you score a couple of runs off him and have a 2-0 lead only to see Miguel Olivo beat you? Well, not just Olivo of course. The entire top of the Mariners batting order combined for seven hits. But the fact remains: the worst run-scoring offense in the American League (before Sunday's game) really beat up Detroit. Not fun.

The Tigers bullpen also featured poor showings by Daniel Schlereth and Adam Wilk. The Son of Stink Schlereth really has to do a better job of not issuing walks. Unfortunately, control is not part of his repertoire.

Not really much else to say about the game. Not on my end. I actually enjoyed my Sunday away from baseball!


Magglio Ordonez will return to the Tigers on Monday to face Tampa. Enrique Gonzalez was outrighted to Toledo to make room.

Cleveland lost but Chicago won to tighten up the division.