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Mariners streaking with W’s

23 Jul

The Seattle Mariners will try to extend their winning streak to eight games tonight at Safeco Field.

With a win, the M’s would have their 13th win streak of eight or more games in team history.

They won eight in a row last year – August 14-22. The M’s finished last in the AL West (75-87).

Win streaks

 

The best all-time win streak by the club occurred in 2001 when they won 15 straight (May 23-June 8). The M’s finished first in the AL West with a 116-46 record.

The streak started on the road with the first five wins happening at Minnesota (1) and Kansas City (4).

The M’s made their way to Safeco Field where they swept Baltimore (3), Tampa Bay (3) and Texas (3) to extend the streak to 14 and led the AL West by 17 1/2 games with a 46-12 record.

Seattle beat the San Diego Padres on June 8 behind Paul Abbott 7-1 to make it 15 straight. A crowd of 45,293 came to watch – it was the seventh straight crowd of 41,000+.

The following night Seattle led San Diego 3-2 until the top of the 7th when the Padres scored twice off Freddy Garcia (6-1) and went on to win 6-3.

 

The first eight-game win streak in team history happened in 1985 (June 20-29).

Seattle started the streak with a win in Texas and swept the two in Kansas City.

The M’s returned home to the Kingdome and swept a three-game series from the Texas Rangers to run the win streak to six. Just over 32,000 fans watched the three W’s.

Cleveland was next on the schedule.

Friday, June 28 – Seattle 8, Cleveland 6. The M’s rallied from a 6-0 deficit. The big bomb was hit by Gorman Thomas with two out in the 6th – A three-run HR off Jeff Barkley. That put Seattle up 8-6 and Ed Nunez slammed the door with two scoreless innings for his 10th save of the season. A crowd count was 14,408.

G.Thomas

Saturday, June 29 – Seattle 3, Cleveland 2. Mike Moore outdueled Bert Blyleven in front of 24,248. Thomas again was the hero as he snapped a 2-2 tie with a 6th inning homer. The M’s returned to .500 with the win (36-36).

Sunday, June 30 – Cleveland 7, Seattle 3.  Carmelo Castillo’s three-run HR off Matt Young with two out in the 4th made it 5-2 Indians. An afternoon crowd of 11,401 made their way to downtown Seattle.

 

 

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