|SEATTLE ( HERNANDEZ )|
BOSTON ( KELLY )
|921||SEATTLE||-155||Ov 7.5,-110||-175||Ov 7,-110|
|922||BOSTON||+145||Un 7.5,-110||+165||Un 7,-110|
|vs Right-handed Starters||41-41||-4.8||33-47||4.1||0.248||0.304||3.2||0.224||0.286|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.8||2-3||4.0||0.258||0.319||2.4||0.231||0.294|
|vs Right-handed Starters||37-48||-17.5||36-47||3.8||0.241||0.308||4.1||0.259||0.318|
|Past 7 Games||1-6||-5.8||3-4||3.1||0.239||0.318||5.4||0.286||0.359|
|8/8/2014||IWAKUMA(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||QUINTANA(L)||4-1||W||-165||6.5 un||U||9||8||0||6||4||1|
|8/9/2014||PAXTON(L)||CHI WHITE SOX||NOESI(R)||1-2||L||-185||7.5 un||U||7||4||1||10||6||1|
|8/10/2014||RAMIREZ(L)||CHI WHITE SOX||DANKS(L)||4-2||W||-155||8 un||U||9||6||0||9||6||0|
|8/15/2014||PAXTON(L)||@ DETROIT||PORCELLO(R)||7-2||W||120||8.5 ev||O||11||3||2||6||6||1|
|8/16/2014||HERNANDEZ(R)||@ DETROIT||PRICE(L)||2-4||L||-110||6.5 ev||U||5||4||1||12||11||0|
|8/17/2014||YOUNG(R)||@ DETROIT||RAY(L)||8-1||W||110||8.5 ov||O||13||11||0||5||8||3|
|8/18/2014||ELIAS(L)||@ PHILADELPHIA||WILLIAMS(R)||1-4||L||-145||8.5 un||U||6||7||0||8||11||0|
|8/19/2014||IWAKUMA(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||BURNETT(R)||5-2||W||-155||7 ov||P||7||8||0||6||6||0|
|8/20/2014||PAXTON(L)||@ PHILADELPHIA||HAMELS(L)||3-4||L||110||7 un||P||12||10||1||10||10||1|
|8/22/2014||HERNANDEZ(R)||@ BOSTON||KELLY(R)|| |
|8/23/2014||YOUNG(R)||@ BOSTON||WORKMAN(R)|| |
|8/24/2014||IWAKUMA(R)||@ BOSTON||WEBSTER(R)|| |
|8/29/2014|| ||WASHINGTON|| || |
|8/8/2014||WEBSTER(R)||@ LA ANGELS||WEAVER(R)||4-2||W||175||8.5 ev||U||8||7||1||6||8||0|
|8/9/2014||BUCHHOLZ(R)||@ LA ANGELS||RICHARDS(R)||4-5||L||180||7.5 un||O||6||5||0||15||16||2|
|8/10/2014||DE LA ROSA(R)||@ LA ANGELS||SANTIAGO(L)||3-1||W||140||8.5 ov||U||4||6||2||6||8||1|
|8/12/2014||KELLY(R)||@ CINCINNATI||LATOS(R)||3-2||W||115||7.5 un||U||8||5||1||6||6||0|
|8/13/2014||RANAUDO(R)||@ CINCINNATI||LEAKE(R)||5-4||W||120||7.5 un||O||8||5||0||10||7||0|
|8/16/2014||DE LA ROSA(R)||HOUSTON||PEACOCK(R)||10-7||W||-170||9 ov||O||13||7||0||12||10||1|
|8/18/2014||WORKMAN(R)||LA ANGELS||WILSON(L)||2-4||L||-110||9.5 un||U||9||12||2||7||5||0|
|8/19/2014||WEBSTER(R)||LA ANGELS||WEAVER(R)||3-4||L||+115||9.5 un||U||8||10||0||9||6||0|
|8/20/2014||BUCHHOLZ(R)||LA ANGELS||RICHARDS(R)||3-8||L||+115||8 ov||O||11||10||0||11||6||2|
|8/21/2014||DE LA ROSA(R)||LA ANGELS||SHOEMAKER(R)||0-2||L||+120||9 un||U||1||3||0||9||10||0|
|8/25/2014||BUCHHOLZ(R)||@ TORONTO||HAPP(L)|| |
|8/26/2014||DE LA ROSA(R)||@ TORONTO||DICKEY(R)|| |
|8/27/2014||KELLY(R)||@ TORONTO||STROMAN(R)|| |
|8/29/2014|| ||@ TAMPA BAY|| || |
|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.''
|BOSTON: BOSTON (AP) - Last season was one to remember for fans of the Red Sox - and one to forget for the players.|
Soon after Boston's third World Series championship in 10 years, that bearded bunch decided to put it behind them and focus on what they must do to keep winning.
''It was a dream come true last year,'' pitcher Jake Peavy said. ''It's a new year. I think that's been a slogan of ours on the text messages that we've been exchanging with the guys, `Hey turn the page, it's a new year, it's 2014.' We haven't done anything and, obviously, some teams in our division got awfully better.''
The Red Sox won't be sneaking up on them, not after rebounding from a 69-93, last-place finish in the AL East to a 97-65 record, a 28-win improvement.
''You've got the bull's-eye on your back,'' second baseman Dustin Pedroia said. ''You want to get everybody's best, so I think it's going to be a fun challenge for everybody.''
John Farrell's disciplined, businesslike approach worked in his first year as Boston's manager. That, and the influx of players to improve the toxic clubhouse chemistry, made the one season under the animated Bobby Valentine seem like a distant memory.
Those players, including Jonny Gomes, Mike Napoli and Shane Victorino, return. The Red Sox lost center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury to the New York Yankees then signed Grady Sizemore as a possible replacement. Sizemore missed the last two seasons with knee and back injuries that required surgery but has had a healthy, productive spring training.
''In this group, no one's going to let anybody sit back and relax,'' Pedroia said. ''We're always going to push each other and make sure that we're respecting the game and playing the game the right way. If we do that, we should be all right.''
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER AL PREVIEW (SEATTLE-BOSTON) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Mariners-Red Sox Preview* ==========================
By JORDAN GARRETSON STATS Writer
Seattle (68-58) at Boston (56-70), 7:10 p.m. EDT
Felix Hernandez's impressive streak may have come to an end, but facing a flat Boston Red Sox lineup should allow for a quick return to dominance.
He seeks his first road victory in seven tries Friday night when the Seattle Mariners begin a three-game series at Fenway Park.
Hernandez (13-4, 1.99 ERA) snapped his record streak of 16 straight outings with at least seven innings while yielding two runs or fewer in Saturday's 4-2 loss at Detroit. He was hit by two balls in play, prompting manager Lloyd McClendon to yank him after five innings in which he allowed seven hits - his most in 13 starts - and two runs. He also hit a batter for just the fourth time.
"I'm fine - I'm going to live," Hernandez said. "I was throwing a lot of pitches tonight, especially at the beginning of the game. I wasn't missing by much. The streak's over, but I'll start a new one soon."
Another streak Hernandez will be looking to end is a six-start road stretch without a victory. He hasn't won away from home since June 2 against the Yankees, posting a 1.54 ERA but receiving five runs of support.
The right-hander has four wins in his last five starts against Boston, working at least seven innings and allowing less than three runs in each of the last four, including a 12-3 home victory June 23 as he gave up two runs in seven innings.
The Mariners (68-58) took two of three from the Red Sox (56-71) in June, outscoring them 24-10. Kyle Seager is batting .463 with five home runs and 13 RBIs during a 13-game hitting streak against the Red Sox while Logan Morrison is 13 for 29 with five homers and 12 RBIs in nine career games versus Boston.
Seattle has dropped three of five after winning nine of 10, and it's 8-10 in its last 18 on the road.
The Red Sox have lost five in a row while averaging 1.8 runs and going 2 for 42 with runners in scoring position. They were held hitless for 6 2-3 innings of Thursday's 2-0 loss to the Angels until Will Middlebrooks' seventh-inning double, which stood as their only hit.
Further hamstringing Boston's offense could be the potential absence of Yoenis Cespedes, who ranks second on the club with 13 RBIs since being acquired from Oakland. Cespedes left Thursday's game in the third inning due to what Farrell called a family emergency, and Farrell told MLB's official website the Red Sox are "hopeful" that he'll play Friday.
Joe Kelly (0-1, 5.29) had a 2.08 ERA in his first two starts after being acquired from St. Louis at the trade deadline, but he allowed a career-high seven runs in four innings of an 8-1 loss to Houston on Sunday. Kelly gave up five of those runs on two homers and also issued a career-worst six walks in his first game at Fenway Park.
"I wasn't nervous, it was just a terrible game," said Kelly, who has never faced Seattle.
|Last Updated: 10/22/2014 8:13:40 PM EST|