White Sox Continue Home Domination over Seattle Mariners

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The Seattle Mariners’ struggles on the South Side of Chicago continued today as the White Sox jumped all over Felix Hernandez early on, winning the game 5-1 amidst sweltering 90+ degree temperatures. The loss officially ends the Mariners consecutive series wins streak at 6 straight, and tomorrow the Mariners will try and avoid the sweep.

April, 2009 was the last time the Seattle Mariners beat the White Sox in Chicago. Felix Hernandez was on the mound in that game, the night half of a day-night double header. Seeing “@ CHW” has not been a welcome site on the schedule for almost a decade. Since 2002, the Mariners are 11-29 at U.S. Cellular Field including 6 sweeps. I’d be surprised if another stadium has been as bad for the Mariners in that span, and it doesn’t seem to be a White Sox thing, as the Mariners are 23-15 at home versus the ChiSox in that same span. Sometimes another team, or in this case another stadium, just has your number for a while.

by Scott Rinear

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Minnesota Twins Shut Out by Seattle Mariners

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Franklin Gutierrez took a giant leap in his comeback from stomach issues today knocking a 385-foot leadoff home run in the fourth to help the Mariners win the final game of the series with the Twins 3-0. Gutierrez had two of the Mariners five hits today and also scored after walking on a screaming double down the right field line by Adam Kennedy to put the M’s up 1-0 in the Second. Kennedy then scored on a single by red-hot shortstop Brendan Ryan who had a triple later in the game and is now batting .260 after going 12-21 on the road trip.

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Safeco Field Road Trip Photo Essay

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By Paul M. Banks

For the first decade or so of their existence, the Seattle Mariners were one of MLB‘s biggest laughingstocks. But starting in the late 1990s, they became a significant player in the national baseball landscape. As a franchise, they still haven’t won anything substantial. (Not even a pennant in their 33 years of existence). But when touring the Hall of Fame at Safeco Field, you can see the myriad of contributions they’ve made to recent baseball history.

You can start with one of my favorite players as a seven-year-old: former Mariners hurler Mark Langston. In the ’80s he perfected the wild, hippy hair underneath the baseball cap look. Today, it’s synonymous with Mitch Kramer, the main character in “Dazed and Confused” or San Francisco ace Tim Lincecum. But Langston was the originator.

By Paul M. Banks

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