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Archives: Aug. 2014

Aug.
31st

Box score: Mariners 5, Nationals 3

Aug.
31st

Mariners pregame notebook: M’s searching for (better) run production to end homestand

By Meg Wochnick
Staff writer

SEATTLE — Hello, offense? Where’ve you been?

During the Seattle Mariners’ current six-game homestand, posting a 1-4 mark entering Sunday and starring a 1.5-game deficit in the standings for the second American League wild-card spot, the run-scoring production picked a bad time to slow to a crawl.

Thirteen runs over five games, including one run or fewer in two games. Seattle is 66-20 when scoring three or more runs, and two of those 20 losses have occurred in two of the past three games against a Nationals club

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Aug.
30th

Mariners’ skid hits three in 3-1 loss to Nationals

SEATTLE — When two outfielders run together on the first play of game and combine for a two-base error…yep, it was that kind of Saturday night for the Mariners.

When that error is soon followed by a two-run homer; when your best chance to counter fizzles when your franchise player takes a third strike with two runners in scoring position…

The result, in this case, was a 3-1 loss to the Washington Nationals at Safeco Field.

And with that, the Mariners — who had not lost back-to-back games in more than month prior to Friday’s loss to the Nats in the series

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Aug.
30th

Mariners notebook: Young says he’s not fatigued as work load keeps climbing

SEATTLE — As the schedule prepares to enter September, Mariners right-hander Chris Young is already navigating territory — at 150-plus innings — he hasn’t seen in seven years.

“I just want to finish strong,” he said. “That’s my only goal. I want the best chance for finishing strong to help the team. I have six more starts, and I want to make every one count.”

The Mariners have pushed Young back twice since he lasted a season-low 3 2/3 innings on Aug. 23 in Boston. When he starts Monday in Oakland, it will be almost as if he skipped a turn.

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