|SEATTLE ( ELIAS )|
OAKLAND ( CHAVEZ )
|919||SEATTLE||+150||Ov 7,-120||+150||Ov 7,-120|
|920||OAKLAND||-160||Un 7,+100||-160||Un 7,+100|
|vs Right-handed Starters||6-12||-7.8||7-10||3.7||0.218||0.276||4.2||0.247||0.329|
|Past 7 Games||6-1||+5.9||5-2||5.9||0.269||0.320||4.6||0.244||0.306|
|vs Left-handed Starters||8-4||+3||6-5||5.2||0.259||0.337||3.1||0.211||0.261|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.2||2-4||4.9||0.235||0.323||3.3||0.220||0.280|
|4/29/2014||YOUNG(R)||@ NY YANKEES||SABATHIA(L)||6-3||W||160||8 ov||O||15||11||2||8||9||0|
|5/1/2014||ELIAS(L)||@ NY YANKEES||KURODA(R)||4-2||W||135||9 un||U||8||4||1||7||6||1|
|5/2/2014||HERNANDEZ(R)||@ HOUSTON||PEACOCK(R)||4-5||L||-185||7.5 ov||O||8||5||2||11||14||1|
|5/3/2014||IWAKUMA(R)||@ HOUSTON||KEUCHEL(L)||9-8||W||-120||8 un||O||9||5||1||11||6||2|
|5/4/2014||MAURER(R)||@ HOUSTON||MCHUGH(R)||8-7||W||100||8.5 un||O||12||7||0||11||6||1|
|5/5/2014||YOUNG(R)||@ OAKLAND||KAZMIR(L)||4-2||W||182||7.5 un||U||9||7||0||4||3||0|
|5/6/2014||ELIAS(L)||@ OAKLAND||CHAVEZ(R)|| |
|5/7/2014||HERNANDEZ(R)||@ OAKLAND||STRAILY(R)|| |
|5/7/2014||RAMIREZ(L)||@ OAKLAND|| || |
|5/8/2014||IWAKUMA(R)||KANSAS CITY||DUFFY(L)|| |
|5/9/2014||MAURER(R)||KANSAS CITY||VARGAS(L)|| |
|5/10/2014||YOUNG(R)||KANSAS CITY||VENTURA(R)|| |
|5/11/2014||ELIAS(L)||KANSAS CITY||GUTHRIE(R)|| |
|5/12/2014||HERNANDEZ(R)||TAMPA BAY||RAMOS(L)|| |
|5/13/2014|| ||TAMPA BAY|| || |
|4/24/2014||KAZMIR(L)||@ HOUSTON||OBERHOLTZER(L)||10-1||W||-165||8.5 ov||O||14||11||0||10||11||5|
|4/25/2014||CHAVEZ(R)||@ HOUSTON||PEACOCK(R)||12-5||W||-175||9 ov||O||14||13||1||11||9||3|
|4/26/2014||STRAILY(R)||@ HOUSTON||KEUCHEL(L)||6-7||L||-140||9 ev||O||11||6||0||8||2||0|
|4/27/2014||MILONE(L)||@ HOUSTON||MCHUGH(R)||1-5||L||-145||9.5 un||U||2||5||1||7||5||0|
|4/28/2014||GRAY(R)||@ TEXAS||DARVISH(R)||4-0||W||115||8 ov||U||8||7||0||3||3||0|
|4/29/2014||KAZMIR(L)||@ TEXAS||PEREZ(L)||9-3||W||-110||8 un||O||10||5||1||8||7||0|
|4/30/2014||CHAVEZ(R)||@ TEXAS||ROSS(L)||12-1||W||-105||8 ev||O||17||10||1||4||4||4|
|5/2/2014||STRAILY(R)||@ BOSTON||BUCHHOLZ(R)||1-7||L||105||9.5 ev||U||5||8||1||11||10||1|
|5/3/2014||MILONE(L)||@ BOSTON||LESTER(L)||3-6||L||125||9 un||P||4||4||0||6||4||2|
|5/4/2014||GRAY(R)||@ BOSTON||LACKEY(R)||3-2||W||-110||8.5 ov||U||8||9||2||9||5||0|
|5/7/2014|| ||SEATTLE||RAMIREZ(L)|| |
|5/12/2014||CHAVEZ(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||DANKS(L)|| |
|5/13/2014|| ||CHI WHITE SOX|| || |
|SEATTLE: SEATTLE (AP) - Robinson Cano was just the start. The Seattle Mariners didn't stop with one major splash in trying to catch up with the best in the AL West.|
Even so, there remain many questions about whether Seattle's additions as a whole can improve a team coming off a 71-win season.
The moves made by Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik were in hopes of improving the Mariners and solidifying his own future after a shaky offseason that started with Eric Wedge's decision not to return as manager.
Lloyd McClendon is getting his second shot as a major league manager nine years after he was last leading a club in Pittsburgh. Along with Cano, Seattle signed outfielder Corey Hart, closer Fernando Rodney and traded for designated hitter Logan Morrison.
Despite those moves, there remain concerns about the depth of Seattle's rotation beyond ace Felix Hernandez and whether players the Mariners have been waiting for to finally pop can establish themselves as reliable, everyday starters.
Yet the Mariners believe they will be competitive in one of baseball's toughest divisions.
''We're ready to win. That's what it's all about,'' Hernandez said. ''We're ready to win ballgames in Seattle. We're ready to be in the playoffs, we're ready to do that.''
|OAKLAND: OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Before the season has even begun, the Oakland Athletics are dealing with a devastating injury that could affect their chances of chasing a third straight AL West title.|
Right-hander Jarrod Parker, who had been the projected opening day starter, was lost to a season-ending elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery - his second such procedure.
Like every year with this low-budget club, somebody always seems to step in and fill the void. Whether that will be enough for Bob Melvin's bunch in a much-improved division is to be determined.
Even before Parker went down, Oakland considered its club an underdog despite winning the last two AL West crowns.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER AL PREVIEW (SEATTLE-OAKLAND) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Mariners-Athletics Preview* ============================
By JEFF MEZYDLO STATS Senior Writer
Seattle (14-15) at Oakland (19-12), 10:05 p.m. EDT
As the Seattle Mariners continue their surge on this road trip, the Oakland Athletics find themselves mired in their longest home slide in almost two seasons.
The Mariners can record a season-high fourth straight victory by handing the A's a fifth consecutive home defeat Tuesday night.
Seattle (15-15) averaged 2.3 runs during an eight-game skid that it's followed with a stretch of eight wins in 10 games while scoring 5.5 per game. The Mariners dropped four of their first six with Oakland (19-13) this season, but improved to 5-1 on this trip with Monday's 4-2 win.
Rookie outfielder Stefen Romero hit his first career homer and Chris Young allowed two runs over six innings as the Mariners handed Oakland its third loss in four games overall and fourth straight at the Coliseum, where it last dropped five in a row May 22-27, 2012.
Romero went 8 for 38 (.211) in 14 games last month, but is 6 for 17 in four May contests. The home run marked the third straight game Romero has recorded an extra-base hit after doing so three times in his first 15.
"Fortunately it got out," he said. "Just not having done it this year, it's pretty sweet to get that one out of the way."
After the Mariners handed Scott Kazmir his first loss of 2014, they'll look to do the same to Jesse Chavez (2-0, 1.89 ERA).
The right-hander will try to continue his surprising start that began April 3, when he allowed one earned run in six innings of a 3-2, 12-inning home win in his first career start versus Seattle.
Chavez yielded five runs in five innings of a 12-5 victory at Houston on April 25, but bounced back to give up one hit and strike out eight over seven scoreless frames of a 12-1 win at Texas on Wednesday.
"We've seen that game a few times already this year," said manager Bob Melvin, whose team is 6-0 with Chavez on the mound. "Quality stuff all the time. Mechanics are terrific. Keeps guys off balance."
Roenis Elias (2-2, 3.09) allowed a run and two hits in five innings in his major league debut against Chavez and the A's last month. The left-hander has given up one earned run in half of his six starts, including Thursday along with 10 strikeouts over a season-high seven innings in a 4-2 victory at Yankee Stadium.
"He's not a typical lefty who tries to trick you," New York star Derek Jeter said. "He gets it up there pretty good."
Oakland utility infielder Nick Punto is the only current member of the A's roster who got a hit against Elias last month.
With a two-run homer Monday, Oakland slugger Brandon Moss is 3 for 7 in two games after going 1 for 13 in his previous six contests.
He's 14 for 47 (.298) with seven homers in his last 14 games against Seattle.
|Last Updated: 9/22/2014 1:12:07 AM EST|