It's possible, of course, that either of these teams could win tonight, 1-0, but the odds are astronomical for a couple of reasons.
First, the starting pitchers are a combined 3-11. Second, the Brewers can hit, and the long ball is one of their favorite weapons. Their starting lineup tonight has 72 home runs - Seattle's has 26.
Still, Ryan Rowland-Smith is coming off his best start of the year and the Mariners have won seven of their last 10 games. The lower the score tonight, the better their chances.
If a home run decides it, the likelihood is a Brewer will have hit it.
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- Jose Lopez doubled to open the second inning and Mike Sweeney, hitting to the right side to advance the runner, grounded a single into right field. With runners at first and third, Milton Bradley - 0-for-18 on the last home stand - flied out, picking up Lopez for his 26th RBI. In the second: Seattle 1, Milwaukee 0.
- Ichiro singled and Chone Figgins singled him to third base with one out, then stole second, his 17th of the season. Franklin Gutierrez flied out, scoring Ichiro. Lopez was safe on an E-6, Figgins to third, and Sweeney made the Brewers pay with an RBI single. In the third: Seattle 3, Milwaukee 0.
- Cory Hart singled - the first Brewers hit - and one out later Ryan Braun singled him to second base. Rowland-Smith struck out Casey McGehee, but Jonathon Lucroy hit his first big-league home run. Carlos Gomez homered to break the tie. After four: Milwaukee 4, Seattle 3 .
- Figgins singled with one out and stole his 18th base to get in scoring position, then his 19th to reach third. Gutierrez grounded to third, Figgins tagged out at home when he broke on contact. Lopez struck out.
- Rowland-Smith left the game with two on - both walks - with one out, and reliever Chad Cordero came on and walked Gomez to load the bases. Alcides Escobar flied out, scoring a run, but Ichiro's throw to Sweeney turned into the third out on a relay to third base. After six: Milwaukee 5, Seattle 3.
- Cordero hit Rickey Weeks with one out and was pulled with two outs to set up lefty Garrett Olson vs. lefty Prince Fielder. Fielder won - he doubled home Weeks. After seven innings: Milwaukee 6, Seattle 3.
- Olson walked McGehee and Lucroy banged a double off he wall in left field. Gomez singled home McGehee. Escobar's fly ball chased Lucroy home. Headed for the ninth: Milwaukee 8, Seattle 3.
- With future Hall of Famer Trevor Hoffman piching, Bradley took a called third strike, pinch-hitter Michael Saunders struck out swinging and Rob Johnson grounded out. That's 597 career saves for Hoffman. It's a final: Milwaukee 8, Seattle 3.