SportsRadio KJR Post-Game Wrap UP
GAME # 66
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Final Score: Mariners 4 Astros 0
RECAP: The Mariners started things off with Endy Chavez hitting a double and scoring the first run of the game. Nick Franklin did the same to start the second inning, giving the M’s the early 2 – 0 lead. Raul Ibanez added a solo home run in the 6th, the 13th of the season, and Endy Chavez doubled and scored in the 8th.
Aaron Harang threw his second complete game shutout of the season to give the Mariners the win.
TURNING POINT: Aggressive base running and two Astro errors in the first two innings allowed the M’s to get off to a quick lead.
PLAYER OF THE GAME: Aaron Harang, going the distance and giving up just 2 base hits and striking out 10.
NOTES: It was the 12th time in Harang’s career with 10 or more strikeouts.
Raul Ibanez went 2 for 3 with a home run, his team-leading 13th of the season. He has now hit a home run in back to back games for the fourth time this year.
Brendan Ryan hit second in the line-up for the first time this season.
NEXT UP: M ‘s close out their 10 game homestand with the final game of the series against the Astros. Jeremy Bonderman (1-1, 6.75) against Jordan Lyles (3-1, 4.03)