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Mariners 1, Rays 0

Mariners 1, Rays 0
Apr. 23, 2009 (News Tribune delivered by Newstex ) --

I'm going to head back to Tacoma and then provide a post game update.

Here's a few notes though ....

RAYS NOTES:? James Shields recorded his second outing of the season of at least 7.0 innings and one or fewer earned runs?was his first loss while allowing only a single run since Sept. 14, 2007 at Seattle?is now 1-2, 2.10 ERA (7 ER, 30.0 IP) at Safeco Field in four starts.

? Pat Burrell worked a season-high 3 walks, his most walks in a game since June 13, 2008 at St. Louis?has walked 4 times in a single game twice in his career (last: 5/6/07 @ SF).? Carl Crawford had his 5th multi-hit game of the season, going 2x4 on the day.? Tampa Bay was shut out for just the 2nd time this season.

Mariners NOTES:? The Mariners 1-0 victory was the 2nd of the season, marking the first time to have two 1-0 wins in the same season since 2004 (6/11 vs. MON; 9/15 vs. ANA)?Seattle is now 35-41 all-time in 1-0 games.? Ichiro lead off the game with a home run (2), giving him 28 lead off home runs and tying him with Jimmy Rollins and Davey Lopes for 12th on the all time leadoff home run list.? Marked the 22nd time in Major League history that a leadoff home run has decided a 1-0 game and 2nd in Mariners history (Greg Briley, 6/19/92 at MIN)?thanks to SABR home run guru David Vincent for the research help.? Felix Hernandez tossed 7.0 shutout innings for the 11th time in his career (last: 5/31/08 vs. DET)?he struck out 7 batters; has struck out at least 6 in each of his 4 starts and now leads the American League with 27 strikeouts.? Hernandez has tossed at least 7.0 innings in each of his 6 starts vs. Tampa Bay?Seattle has won 5 of his 6 starts.? Brandon Morrow recorded his 5th save of the season (5-for-5) and is now tied for the American League lead?has not allowed a run in his last 6 appearances while giving up only 2 hits?also has not allowed a run at Safeco Field as a reliever since April 26, 2008 vs. Oakland (1-0 with 7 saves in 21.1 innings pitched spanning 22 appearances at Safeco while striking out 29).? David Aardsma continued his scoreless inning streak by tossing a scoreless 8th. Has not allowed a run this season in 6.2 innings, the longest for a Mariners reliever this season.? The Mariners recorded only 4 base hits and are now 2-2 when recording 4 hits or less this season?from 2006-08, Seattle had been 2-33 when recording 4 hits or less.? Seattle committed season-high 3 errors, most since having 3 errors June 9, 2008 at Toronto?last recorded 4 fielding miscues on May 13, 2008 at Texas.? Today was the fastest game of the year (2:22)?Tuesdays game (2:23) was the previous fastest game.

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