Greetings from Safeco Field where the weather is absolutely spectacular and yet there is nobody at the game. Well, at least it appears the summer weather is here for the time being.
Anyway, let's get to it.
Top of 1st
Washburn has a long at-bat with Adam Jones, who coaxes a walk. But Washburn gets out of the inning with a little help from Franklin Gutierrez, who chases down a long ball in the right-center gap to end the inning.
Bottom of 1st
Ichiro with a double to left and then advances on a throwing error by Nolan Reimold. That extends Ichiro's hit streak to 25 games - tying his career record. And shockingly with a runner on third and not outs, he stays there. Yuni pops up, Beltre strikeouts and Sweeney pops up.
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Top of 2nd
Washburn gets in a bit of a spot, giving up a couple singles but gets out of it.
Bottom of 2nd
A pair of walks in the inning lead to nothing as Lopez ground into a double play and Johnson strikes out.
Top of 3rd
Sweet fielding play from Yuni there, as he tosses one into the stands.
Bottom of 3rd
Two more base runners, two more base runners stranded.
Top of 4th
A 1-2-3 for Washburn
Bottom of 4th
A 1-2-3 for Rich Hill? If I'd told you would be 0-0 after four before the game would you have believed me?
Not much happening.
Top of 6th
Jones with a double, but he didn't start out running very hard and Wlad made a nice thow and nearly got him. Jones made a nice slide to get into second. Markakis follows with a single and Aubrey Huff delivers a sac fly. O's lead 1-0.
Bottom of 7th
Apparently Rich Hill is unhittable. At least right now, he makes it through the seventh, allowing no runs on two hits. The hardest hit ball from the M's was Ichiro's double to start the game.
Top of 8th
Russell Branyan will never be considered a gold glover over at first, but he turned a great double play, gloving a hard shot, throwing to Betancourt and then retreating back to the bag to take the throw.
Bottom of 8th
Rich Hill is out, but it doesn't seem to matter as Jim Johnson gets through the inning with no problem. Rob Johnson fouled a ball hard off his instep but stayed in the game. He's clearly in some pain.