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Mariners Minor League Report, 5-1 -- Tuiasosopo placed on the DL, Saunders, Moore homer, Olson solid

Here's the minor league report, provided to us by the reliable and diligent Kelly Munro of the Mariners.

AAA Tacoma Rainiers (PCL)

UPDATE (10:55 a.m.) --- Third baseman Matt Tuiasosopo has been placed no the 7-day disabled list today. I haven't got official confirmation as to why, but most likely its a sore throwing arm that has prevented him from playing in the field since joining the Rainiers.

Here's my game story

Fresno 1 run, 3 hits, 2 errors

Tacoma 6 runs, 7 hits, 1 error

Pitching Lines:

LH Garrett Olson (right)(W, 2-2) 6.2,1,1,1,2,6

RH Denny Stark 0.1,0,0,0,2,1

LH Cesar Jimenez 1.0,2,0,0,0,2

RH Randy Messenger 1.0,0,0,0,0,2

With the Bats:

1B Mike Carp 2x4, 2 R, 2B

LF Mike Saunders 1x4, R, HR, 3 RBI

RF Prentice Redman 1x3, R, RBI, BB

CF Freddy Guzman 1x2, R, RBI, SF

Of Note: Garrett Olson and 3 others combined on a 3-hitter Thursday night as Tacoma beat Fresno 6-1. Olson went 6.2 innings, taking a no-hitter into the 7th inning and striking out 6. Relievers Denny Stark, Cesar Jimenez and Randy Messenger finished the game, allowing no runs. Mike Saunders, who missed the start of the season while recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, was activated Thursday and placed in the starting lineup, playing left field and batting second. He broke open a scoreless game in 3rd inning, hitting a 3-run homer to right field off Fresno starter

Matt Kinney. Mike Carp is hitting .462 (12x26) with 8 runs scored, 4 extra-base hits and 5 RBI during his current 6- game hit streak. Prentice Redman has hit safely 17 of 20 games this season, batting .321 (26x81) with 19 runs scored, 4 doubles, 6 home runs and 11 RBI.

Today's probable starter:

RH Gaby Hernandez (0-1, 7.45 ERA) vs. Fresno

AA West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx (Southern League)

Story from the Jackson Sun

West Tennessee 2 runs, 9 hits, 2 errors

Birmingham 13 runs, 16 hits, 1 error

Pitching Lines:

LH Danny Christensen (L, 0-1) 3.0,10,6,6,0,3,HR

RH Steve Bray 4.0,1,0,0,1,4,BK

RH Josh Fields 0.2,3,5,1,0,0

RH Marwin Vega 0.1,2,2,2,0,0,HR

With the Bats:

1B Johan Limonta 2x3, 2 2B

RF Mel Stocker 2x5, R, SB

C Adam Moore (right)1x5, R, HR, RBI

Of Note: The Diamond Jaxx drop game 1 of the 5 game series with the Barons, 13-2 on Thursday night. The Barons scored 7 runs in the 8th inning to pad the win. The Jaxx scored a run in the 5th inning on a passed ball and error by Barons' catcher, Jared Price. Mel Stocker scored the run. Adam Moore hit his 2nd long ball of the year in the 6th inning, a solo blast.

Today's probable starter:

RH Patrick Ryan (1-1, 12.00 ERA) at Birmingham

A High Desert (California League)

High Desert 9 runs, 9 hits, 0 errors

Inland Empire 4 runs, 9 hits, 1 error

Pitching Lines:

RH Jake Wild 5.0,5,2,2,1,3,HR

LH Edward Paredes (W, 2-1) 1.0,3,2,2,0,2,2WP

RH Juan Zapata 2.0,1,0,0,1,3

RH Steven Richard 1.0,0,0,0,0,1

With the Bats:

1B Joe Dunigan (right) 2x4, 2 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI

CF Tyson Gillies 2x3, 2 R, 2 HP, SB

C Jose Yepez 2x2, 3 R, 2B, 2 BB

3B Alex Liddi 1x4, 3 RBI

Of Note: Joe Dunigan continued his recent tear, belting 2 home runs for the 2nd straight night as he helped lead the Mavs to a 9-4 win over Inland Empire on Thursday night. Dunigan's 1st homer came with solo shot in the 2nd to give the Mavs an early 1-0 lead. He smacked a 3-run shot in the 7th that capped a 5-run rally to help the Mavs pull ahead 9-4. Dunigan now has 4 homers over the last 2 games and 6 over his last 4. He has a multi-homer game in 3 of the last 4 games. Dunigan has also hit safely in 10 of his last 11 games, batting .422 (19x45) with 12 runs scored, 11 extrabase hits and 13 RBI. Juan Diaz has hit safely in 16 of 18 games this season with 5 multi-hit games, batting .361

(26x72) with 15 runs scored, 7 extra-base hits and 7 RBI. Edilio Colina currently has an 11-game hit streak (.333/16x48), while also hitting safely in 18 of 19 games this season (.294/25x85). Kuo Hui Lo went 0x4 in the game ending his hitting streak at 8 games. During the streak he hit .441 (15x34) with 9 runs scored, 1 double, 4 triples, 4 home runs and 14 RBI. Alex Liddi hit safely in 16 of 20 games this season, batting .386 (31x80) with 10 multi-hit games.

Today's probable starter:

RH Juan Ramirez (2-1, 3.00 ERA) at Rancho Cucamonga

A Clinton LumberKings (Midwest Lg.)

Fort Wayne 0 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors

Clinton 10 runs, 11 hits, 0 errors

Pitching Lines:

RH Adam Harben (W, 1-0) 5.0,2,0,0,2,4

LH Bobby LaFromboise 3.0,2,0,0,1,4

LH Jose Jimenez 1.0,1,0,0,2,0

With the Bats:

LF Denny Almonte (right) 2x4, 2 R, 3B, HR, 3 RBI

C Travis Howell 2x3, 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI

3B/1B Nate Tenbrink 2x5, R, 2B, RBI

RF Maximo Mendez 1x4, 3B, 3 RBI, BB

Of Note: Three-RBI nights from Denny Almonte and Maximo Mendez lifted Clinton to a 10-0 win over the East's 1st-place club, Fort Wayne. Almonte tripled home a run in the 4th and added a 2-run homer in the 5th, and Mendez cleared the bases with a triple in the 5th. Harben pitched 5.0 innings of the shutout, allowing only 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 4. The victory was his 1st in the Midwest League since game 2 of a doubleheader against Peoria on August 29, 2004 while he was a member of the Swing of the Quad Cities.

Today's probable starter:

RH Kenn Kasparek (0-2, 7.71 ERA) vs. Fort Wayne