GAME: Giants (36-28, 2nd, NL West, – 4.0 GB) at Mariners (27-38, 4th, AL West, – 10.5 GB). GAME #: 66. SERIES: 1st of 3 games. MEETING: 1st. WHEN: Friday, 7:10 p.m., Safeco Field. PROBABLE PITCHERS: RHP Ryan Vogelsong (San Francisco, 5-2, 2.26) LHP Jason Vargas (Seattle, 7-5, 3.90). STREAKS: Mariners L 5; Giants L 1. TV: ROOT Sports, MLB TV. RADIO: KIRO 710 (Seattle), Mariners Radio Network.
As Seattle manager Eric Wedge said following a 6-2 loss is San Diego Thursday, his club needs just one breakout game offensively in order to get over the “bump” at Safeco Field, where the Mariners are batting .198 with the San Francisco Giants due in Friday in thr first of a three-game series.
Based on Ryan Vogelsong’s recent history, getting over the “bump” will be tough to do. Friday’s San Francisco starter is coming off a stellar effort in which he threw 7.2 innings of one-run, three-hit ball against the Texas Rangers in a 5-2 victory Saturday.
The win was Vogelsong’s fifth consecutive win after starting 0-2. The Giants have triumphed in his last seven starts, a span in which his ERA dropped o 2.26, third best in the National League.
Jason Vargas’ last two starts haven’t been effective. Even though he is 1-1, Vargas surrendered nine earned runs over a combined 11.2 innings in outings against the Angels and Dodgers. A closer look at Friday’s probables:
MARINERS: LHP Jason Vargas (7-5, 3.90, 1.13 WHIP)
The 29-year-old Vargas, in his seventh major league season and fifth with the Mariners, will make his 15th start and first against the Giants. Vargas is coming off an 8-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers at Safeco Field.
A native of Apple Valley, CA., the 6-0, 215-pound Vargas was selected in the second round of the 2004 amateur draft by the Florida Marlins.
He made his debut with Florida July 14, 2005, pitching one inning of relief in a 13-7 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Mariners acquired Vargas as part of a three-team swap Dec. 11, 2008, when the New York Mets sent him along with Mike Carp, Ezequiel Carrera, Endy Chavez, Maikel Cleto and Aaron Heilman to the Mariners. The Mariners sent Sean Green, J.J. Putz and Jeremy Reed to the Mets.
The Mariners also sent Luis Valbuena to the Indians. The Mets sent Joe Smith to the Indians, who sent Franklin Gutierrez to the Mariners.
Vargas, the only lefty in Seattles starting rotation, has a career record of 35-44, 4.44 ERA, including 29-36, 4.15 ERA with the Mariners.
- LAST START: June 9, an 8-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers at Safeco Field; five earned runs on nine hits over 6.0 innings; struck out three, walked one; one home run.
- LAST VS. GIANTS: May, 2009 at Safeco Field, took a no-decision in 2-1 Mariners victory; one earned run on two hits over 7.0 innings; struck out seven, walked one; one home run.
- CAREER VS. GIANTS: 0-0, 1.29 ERA in one start, covering 7.0 innings; averaging 9.0 strikeouts per nine innings.
- AT SAFECO FIELD: 18-17, 3.54 ERA in 50 games, including 46 starts, covering 297.1 innings; 209 strikeouts to 79 walks; 27 home runs.
- LOVES TO FACE: Gregor Blanco (0-for-3, .000 BA), Emmanuel Buriss (0-fpr-2, .000 BA), Ryan Theriot (1-for-6, .167 BA).
- HATES TO FACE: Angel Pagan (2-for-3, .667 BA), Joaquin Arias (1-for-2, .500 BA), Aubrey Huff (4-for-9, .444 BA).
- CURRENT PADRES VS. VARGAS: 11-for-37, .297 BA, one home run, five strikeouts.
- CURRENT DODGERS VS. VARGAS: 23-for-70, .329 BA, three home runs, seven strikeouts.
Vargas / 2012
- March 29 (ND, 0-0): Pitched well enough to win in Tokyo, but after he departed the game, the bullpen imploded, surrendering three home runs, greasing Seattles 4-1 defeat to Oakland.
- April 6 (W, 1-0): Threw 91 pitches, 58 for strikes, finishing with an in-game ERA of 2.31 in a 7-3 victory over Oakland, Vargas first win.
- April 12 (L, 1-1): Allowed four earned runs on seven hits and lost to Derek Holland and the Rangers 5-3 in Arlington; fanned six and walked one; gave up a two-run bomb to Michael Young, who had four RBIs; threw 96 pitches, 63 strikes.
- April 18 (W, 2-1): Allowed one earned run on four hits over 7 innings, defeating Indians, 4-1; had nine ground-ball outs and nine fly-ball outs.
- April 24 (W, 3-1): Allowed four runs on six hits, defeating Max Scherzer and the Tigers 7-4 in a game in which the Mariners banged out 15 hits; struck out four, walked one in a 94-pitch effort that included 61 strikes.
- April 29 (L, 3-2): Allowed two earned runs on four hits over 6.0 innings and suffered the loss to the Blue Jays; struck out four, walked three; threw a season-high 111 pitches, 60 for strikes.
- May 4 (ND, 3-2): Took a no-decision in Seattles 3-2 loss to Minnesota at Safeco Field; allowed one earned run on four hits over 6.1 innings, but lost a chance to win on Wilhelmsens throwing error.
- May 9 (W, 4-2): Defeated Detroit 2-1 at Safeco Field; allowed one run on five hits over 8.0 innings; struck out six and didnt issue a walk; threw 90 pitches, 66 for strikes.
- May 14 (L, 4-3): At Fenway Park, lost to Red Sox 6-1; allowed five earned runs on seven hits over 6.0 innings; struck out three, walked three; two home runs.
- May 19 (W, 5-3): At Coors Field, won his fifth decision of the year, defeating Colorado 10-3; allowed three earned runs on five hits over 7.0 innings; struck out one, walked one and gave up one home run; threw 95 pitches, 64 for strikes.
- May 24 (L, 5-4): At Safeco Field, lost to the Angels 3-0 in a game in which Dan Haren registered 14 strikeouts; allowed three earned runs on seven hits in 7.0 innings; struck out six, walked none; one home run.
- May 29 (W, 6-4): At Rangers Ballpark, defeated the Texas Rangers 10-3; allowed three earned runs on five hits in 6.2 innings; struck out three, walked two and allowed a home run; threw 101 pitches, 61 for strikes.
- June 4 (W, 7-4): At Angels Stadium, defeated the Angels 8-6; allowed three earned runs on five hits in 6.2 innings; struck out two, walked three and allowed one home run; threw 101 pitches, 61 for strikes.
- June 9 (L, 7-5): 8-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers at Safeco Field; allowed five earned runs on nine hits over 6.0 innings; struck out three, walked one and surrendered a home run.
GIANTS: RHP Ryan Vogelsong (5-2, 2.26 ERA, 1.17 WHIP)
The 34-year-old Volgelsong, in his eighth major league season and fourth with the Giants, will make his 12th start and first against the Mariners. Vogelsong is coming off an 5-2 win over the Texas Rangers.
A native of Charlotte, NC., the 6-4, 215-pound Vogelsong pitched for Kutztown University before the Giants selected him in the fifth round of the 1998 amateur draft.
Vogelsong pitched in San Francisco’s minor league system until Sept. 2, 2000, when he made his major league debut in a 13-2 win over the Chicago Cubs. Vogelsong allowed two hits and no runs in 2.0 innings.
Vogelson did not win a game for San Francisco in either 2000 or 2001. At the trading deadline in 2001, the Giants traded him with Armando Rios to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Jason Schmidt and John Vander Wal.
Vogelsong pitched for the Pirates through 2006, never producing a winning record. He pitched in Japan from 2007-09 and split 2010 between the Pacific Coast League (Salt Lake City) and International League (Lehigh Valley).
Vogelsong signed as a free agent with the Phillies and Angels, but didn’t pitch for either team. On Jan. 11, 2011, he returned to the Giants, signing as a free agent. Vogelsong won a career-high 13 games for San Francisco in 2011 and made the National League All-Star team.
He has a career record of 28-31, 4.39 ERA.
- 2012: Vogelsong has worked into the seventh inning in eight of his 11 starts. He had his best outing May 19 at Oakland when he defeated the Athletics 4-0. He also allowed one earned run May 29 in beating Arizona in a game in which he had a season-high eight strikeouts. Vogelsong has not allowed more than four earned runs in any start.
- LAST START: June 9, defeated the Texas Rangers 5-2; allowed one earned run on three hits in a season-high 7.2 innings; struck out three and walked three; no home runs.
- LAST VS. MARINERS: June 18, 2004, lost to Jamie Moyer 5-4 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh; allowed three earned runs on seven hits in 6.0 innings (Seattle multi-hit games by Randy Winn, Jolbert Cabrera and Dan Wilson).
- CAREER VS. MARINERS: 0-1, 4.50 ERA in one game, a start, 6.0 innings; two strikeouts vs. two walks; no home runs.
- AT SAFECO FIELD: Never pitched.
- LOVES/HATES TO FACE: Vogelsong has faced two Mariners: Miguel Olivo is 1-for-2 with two RBIs and Ichiro is 0-for-3.
Padres 6, Mariners 2
AT SEATTLE (June 14): Edinson Volquez pitched effectively into the seventh inning and San Diego beat the skidding Mariners for its first sweep of the season. Volquez (3-6) was in command, allowing one run and four hits in 6.2 innings. He struck out six and walked four to send Seattle to its fifth consecutive loss. In a match-up of last-place teams, Padres starters yielded only two earned runs in three games. Converted reliever Erasmo Ramirez (0-1) took the loss in his first start for the Mariners. The rookie threw five innings, allowing eight hits and six runs, five earned. He struck out three and walked one. The Padres chased Ramirez with three consecutive hits to open the sixth.
AL WEST STANDINGS
MARINERS / STATS NOTES
- CURRENT HOME STAND: Three vs. Los Angeles Dodgers , three vs. San Diego Padres, three vs. San Francisco Giants Friday-Sunday.
- HOMESTAND SPECIAL EVENTS: Friday — Felix Hernandez Bobblehead Night (first 20,000 fans); Saturday — Fight Hunger Night; Sunday — Father’s Day, Mariners Fishing Caps; Senior Special Day and Youth Baseball Today (Ichiro poster).
- MARINERS VS. GIANTS: Mariners are 12-10 all-time vs. the Giants, including 7-2 at Safeco Field. Mariners won the last season series played 2-1 in 2009. Seattle has not had a losing record against San Francisco since 1999. Seattle last swept San Francisco in a three-game series June 16-18, 2006. The Giants have never swept Seattle in a three-game series.
- LOG: Seattle’s 6-2 loss Thursday marked the first time the Mariners had been swept at home in a three-game series by the Padres . . . The only other time San Diego swept the Mariners was in a two-game series in 1997, at San Diego . . . Erasmo Ramirez, the starter and loser Thursday, became the youngest Mariner, 22 years, 44 days, to start a game since Ryan Feierabend, 21 years, 33 days, Sept. 25, 2006 . . . Ramirez became the sixth starting pitcher used by Seattle this season . . . The Mariners snapped a streak of 15.0 consecutive scoreless innings when Dustin Ackley singled in the seventh to drive in Franklin Gutierrez, who made his season debut, going 1-for-2 with an RBI . . . Hitters were 0 for 32 against Charlie Furbush in his last 11.1 innings to May 11, before John Baker and Alexi Amarista hit back-to-back singles. Furbush struck out Will Venable and Everth Cabrera to end the inning with San Diego ahead 6-0 . . . Lucas Luetge has not allowed an earned run in his first 24 major league appearances. The streak spans 16 innings, a club record . . . On Seattle’s offensive woes at Safeco Field, manager Eric Wedge said, “We’ve got to get out of this funk here at home. We’ve got a lot of home games here. Obviously we know what we’re capable of doing offensively, that hasn’t left us. But we’ve got to get over that hump here at home and break out. I think once we do, we’ll hit the ground running from there.” . . . Kyle Seager has reached base 24 times in his past 13 games . . . Ichiro had one hit Thursday and now has 2,498 for his career in 1,813 games. If he reaches 2,500 hits before his 1,825th game, he will be the fourth-fastest to reach 2,500 . . . Mariners are 4-5 in interleague play . . . Mariners announced the signing of two more of their top picks from last week’s draft Thursday with pitchers Edwin Diaz and Tyler Pike agreeing to deals. Diaz, an 18-year-old RHP from Puerto Rico, was the team’s third-round pick (98th overall). Pike, 18, is a LHP from Winter Haven, FL., who went 8-2 with a 0.51 ERA with 134 strikeouts in 82 innings his senior season of high school. He was the Mariners’ third-round supplemental pick (126th overall).
- SEASON SUMMARY: Series Record: Won 9, Split 0, Lost 13 . . . Sweeps: 2; Swept: 4 . . . Longest Win Streak: 4 (April 24-27, May 18-21); Longest Losing Streak: 7 (April 28-May 4) . . . Vs. AL East: 2-10; vs. AL Central: 9-11; vs. AL West: 12-12; vs NL West: 4-5; Interleague: 4-5 . . . Biggest Lead: 1.0, April 7; Farthest Behind: 11.0, May 28 . . . Most Runs Scored: 21, May 30 at Texas (21-8); Most Runs Allowed: 11, April 9 at Texas . . . Walk-Off Wins: 1, May 7, first since Sept. 14, 2011 vs. New York, and first via a sacrifice fly (John Jaso) since Sept. 14, 2007 vs. Tampa Bay (Jose Guillen); Walk-Off Losses: 1, May 17, at Cleveland, Carlos Santana bases-loaded single off League in 11th . . . Times Opponent Shut out: 4; Times Shut out by Opponent: 7; Comeback Wins: 5; Largest Comeback: 3; Blown Leads: 19 (leads the majors); Largest Comeback: 3.
- BATTING: Mariners rank 11th (AL) in runs (263), 12th in hits (515), seventh in doubles (108), fifth in triples (11) and 10th in home runs (58) . . . Rank 13th in batting average (.234), 14th in on-base percentage (.297), 13th in slugging (.372) and 13th in OPS (.669) . . . batting 124-for-527 (.235) with runners in scoring position after going 2-for-7 Thursday . . . out-homered 74-58 . . . left 411 men on base, opponents 394 . . .scored 263 runs, opponents 275 . . . scored 138 of 263 runs in the first four innings . . . Mariners 23-9 when scoring 4+ runs . . . Mariners have homered in 31 of last 47 games . . batted around six times: April 7 at Oakland (4th inning), April 9 at Texas (1st), April 17 vs. Cleveland (4th), May 29 at Texas (8th), May 30 at Texas (2nd and 3rd).
- BATTING EXTRA: Longest Hitting Streak: Dustin Ackley, 13 games, May 3-17 . . . Four-Hit Games: Ichiro, March 28 vs. Oakland; Justin Smoak, April 17 vs. Cleveland; Jesus Montero, May 1 at Tampa; Kyle Seager, May 30 at Texas; Michael Saunders, June 2, at Chicago . . . Grand Slams: Michael Saunders, April 27 at Toronto; Alex Liddi, May 23 vs. Texas . . . Back-To-Back Home Runs: Jesus Montero, Justin Smoak, 3rd inning, May 20, at Colorado . . . Notable: Kyle Seager’s single in the fourth inning April 17 marked the 50,000th hit in Mariners’ history; Brendan Ryan’s walk in the same frame scored Justin Smoak with the 25,000th run in franchise history . . . Montero’s 13 RBIs in April were the most by a Mariners’ rookie since 1986.
- PITCHING: Mariners 10th in ERA (4.17), sixth in hits allowed (533), 10th in runs allowed (281), 11th in home runs allowed (74), seventh in walks (194) and ninth in strikeouts (459) . . . Nominal closer Brandon League is 0-4 with nine saves and four blown saves . . . Mariners starters have 10 games with at least 8.0 IP.
- ICHIRO (1-for-5 Thursday) has 772 multi-hit games, which ranks fourth among active players, and No. 1 since his debut in 2001. Ichiro’s 47 games with four or more hits leads all active players . . . Three-hit game June 8 marked the 227th of his major league career . . . Ranks 95th on career hits list (2,498) and needs 15 to tie No. 94 Jimmy Ryan (2,513) . . . Has 37 leadoff home runs, No. 6 all time; needs one to tie Jimmy Rollins for No. 5 . . . Has recorded 99 outfield assists. Only Jeff Francouer, with 100, has more . . . With 99 career home runs, needs one to become the 12th Mariner with 100. Breakdown: 97 as a leadoff hitter, one batting second, one batting third.
- ODDS/ENDS: Mariners have bobblehead nights Friday (Felix Hernandez), July 28 (Dan Wilson and Randy Johnson).
- DEBUTS: Munenori Kawasaki (April 7), Lucas Luetge (April 7), Erasmo Ramirez (April 9), Hisashi Iwakuma (April 20), Stephen Pryor (June 2).
- DISABLED LIST: George Sherrill (60-day, April 13, strained flexor bundle), Adam Moore (15-day, March 28, fractured wrist). Mike Carp (15-day, June 15, inflamed shoulder).
- EX-MARINERS VS. CURRENT MARINERS: April 19, Jack Hannahan, Indians, 2-run single in ninth off Brandon League in Tribe’s 2-1 win; April 28, Brandon Morrow, Blue Jays, one earned run over 7.0 innings in 7-0 win; May 11, Raul Ibanez, Yankees, 3-run homer off Felix Hernandez in 6-2 win; May 12, Raul Ibanez, Yankees, solo homer off Hector Noesi in 6-2 win; May 15, David Ortiz, Red Sox, solo homer off Blake Beaven in 5-0 Red Sox win; May 16, Shin-Soo Choo (3), Asdrubal Cabrera (2) and Jose Lopez (1) combine for 6 hits in 9-3 Cleveland win; May 17, Casey Kotchman (2), Cabrera (2), Jose Lopez (1), Choo (1) six of Cleveland’s 10 hits, plus 5 RBIs, in a 6-5 win.
2012 RECORDS / MILESTONES
- April 24: Catcher Miguel Olivo matched the franchise record when he was charged with three passed balls in a 7-4 win at Detroit. Jerry Narron let three balls get by him Oct. 4, 1980, and Jeff Clement did likewise Aug. 10, 2008 (Clement was catching knuckleballer R.A. Dickey).
- April 27: Michael Saunders joined Donnie Scott (April 29, 1985) and Jimmy Presley (April 8, 1986) as the only Mariners to hit two home runs in a game in the ninth inning or later (solo homer in the 9th, grand slam in the 10th).
- April 30: When both Miguel Olivo and Jesus Montero homered, it marked the first time in franchise history that two players had homered in the same game as a catcher.
- May 2: Ichiro set a club record for most putouts by a right fielder in a nine-inning game, registering 10 in a 5-4 loss at Tampa.
- May 3: The Mariners featured a lineup at Tampa Bay that included seven left- handed hitters and two switch-hitters. It marked only the third time in club history that the Mariners used an all left-sided lineup. Others: Aug. 13, 1983 at California and Aug. 9, 1983 at Oakland.
- May 5: Combined one-hitter by Felix Hernandez and Steve Delabar vs. Minnesota was the 13th in Mariners history. Ten have been thrown by one pitcher, three combined. Most recent combined: Michael Pineda, Jeff Gray and Brandon League vs. Tampa, July 30, 2011. Most recent by one pitcher: Jarrod Washburn, July 6, 2009.
- May 9: When John Jaso batted leadoff against Detroit, it marked the first time since 1978 that a catcher had hit first for the Marines (Bob Stinson). Oddly, lefty Jaso led off against Tiger lefty Drew Smyly.
- May 8: Kevin Millwood’s 2-0 shutout marked his first in nearly nine years. He did not surrender his first hit until there were two outs in the sixth. Millwood’s gem marked only the fourth time in 1,440 games at Coors Field that an opposing pitcher held the Rockies to two hits or less while shutting them out. Millwood’s complete game also was the first by a Mariner in 2012.
- May 27: The pinch-hit grand slam allowed by Felix Hernandez to Alberto Callaspo marked just the sixth against the Mariners in 35 years, and the first since May 6, 1988 when Pat Sheridan of Detroit hit one off Mike Jackson.
- May 30: Mariners defeated Texas 21-8, just the third time in franchise history they have scored 20 or more runs in a game. The Mariners, with 20 hits, became the first team since 1880 to score 20 runs in a game in the same season it also go perfect-oed.
- June 8: Kevin Millwood and five relievers collaborated for the 10th combined no-hitter in major league history in a 1-0 win over the Dodgers at Safeco Field. Millwood (6.0), Charlie Furbush (0.2), Stephen Pryor (0.1), Lucas Luetge (0.1), Brandon League (0.2), and Tom Wilhelmsen (1.0) tied the MLB record for most pitchers used in a no-hitter (Houston vs. the Yankees June 11, 2003). It marked the third no-hitter in Mariners history.
MARINERS WON-LOSS BREAKDOWN
|Rec.||Home||Road||Day||Night||vs. RHP||vs. LHP||Hit HR||No HR|
MARINERS BATTING PROFILE
MARINERS PITCHING PROFILE
|6/15||Fri||vs. SF||Jason Vargas (7-5, 3.90) vs. Ryan Vogelsong (5-2, 2.26)|
|6/16||Sat||vs. SF||Kevin Millwood (3-5, 3.57) vs. Tim Lincecum (2-7, 6.00)|
|6/17||Sun||vs. SF||Felix Hernandez (4-4, 3.70) vs. Madison Baumgarner (7-4, 3.08)|
MARINERS 2012 SCHEDULE/RESULTS
|Gm.#||Date||Opp.||W/L||Rec.||Win / Loss|
|1||3/28||at Oak||W, 3-1||1-0||W: Wilhelmsen (1-0); L: Carignan (0-1)|
|2||3/29||at Oak||L, 4-1||1-1||W: Colon (1-0); L: Kelley (0-1)|
|Gm. #||Date||Opp.||W/L||Rec.||Win / Loss|
|3||4/6||at Oak||W, 7-3||2-1||W: Vargas (1-0); L: McCarthy (0-1)|
|4||4/7||at Oak||W, 8-7||3-1||W: Hernandez (1-0); L: Colon (1-1)|
|5||4/9||at Tex||L, 11-5||3-2||W: Darvish (1-0); L: Noesi (0-1)|
|6||4/10||at Tex||L, 1-0||3-3||W: Feliz (1-0); L: Beavan (0-1)|
|7||4/11||at Tex||W, 4-3||4-3||W: Luetge (1-0); L: Nathan (0-2)|
|8||4/12||at Tex||L, 5-3||4-4||W: Holland (1-0); L: Vargas (1-1|
|9||4/13||vs Oak||L, 4-0||4-5||W: Colon (2-1); L: Hernandez (1-1)|
|10||4/14||vs. Oak||W, 4-0||5-5||W: Noesi (1-1); L: Milone (1-1)|
|11||4/15||vs. Oak||W, 5-3||6-5||W: Beavan (1-1); L: Godfrey (0-2)|
|12||4/17||vs. Cle||L, 9-8||6-6||W: Perez (0-1); L: Furbush (0-1)|
|13||4/18||vs. Cle||W, 4-1||7-6||W: Vargas (2-1); L: Lowe (2-1)|
|14||4/19||vs. Cle||L, 2-1||7-7||W: Tomlin (1-1); L: League (0-1)|
|15||4/20||vs. CWS||L, 7-3||7-8||W: Sale (2-1); L: Noesi (1-2)|
|16||4/21||vs. CWS||L, 4-0||7-9||W: Humber (1-0); Beavan (1-2)|
|17||4/22||vs. CWS||L, 7-4||7-10||W: Danks (2-2); L: Millwood (0-1)|
|18||4/24||at Det||W, 7-4||8-10||W: Vargas (3-1); L: Scherzer (1-2)|
|19||4/25||at Det||W, 9-1||9-10||W: Fernandez (2-1); L: Wilk (0-3)|
|20||4/26||at Det||W, 5-4||10-10||W: Furbush (1-1); L: Porcello (1-2)|
|21||4/27||at Tor||W, 9-5||11-10||W: Furbush (2-1); L: Perez (2-1)|
|22||4/28||at Tor||L, 7-0||11-11||W: Morrow (2-1); L: Millwood (0-2)|
|23||4/29||at Tor||L, 7-2||11-12||W: Alvarez (1-2); L: Vargas (3-2)|
|24||4/30||at TB||L, 3-2||11-13||W: Howell (1-0); L: League (0-2)|
|Gm. #||Date||Opp.||W/L||Rec.||Win / Loss|
|25||5/1||at TB||L, 3-1||11-14||W: Moore (1-1); L: Noesi (1-3)|
|26||5/2||at TB||L, 5-4||11-15||W: Shields (5-0); L: Beavan (1-3)|
|27||5/3||at TB||L, 4-3||11-16||W: Niemann (2-3); L: Millwood (0-3)|
|28||5/4||vs. Min||L, 3-2||11-17||W: Pavano (2-2); L: Wilhelmsen (1-1)|
|29||5/5||vs. Min||W, 7-0||12-17||W: Hernandez (3-1); L: Marquis (2-1)|
|30||5/6||vs. Min||W, 5-2||13-17||W: Noesi (2-3): L: Blackburn (0-4)|
|31||5/7||vs. Det||W, 3-2||14-17||W: Delabar (1-0); L: Dotel (1-1)|
|32||5/8||vs. Det||L, 6-4||14-18||W: Verlander (3-1); L: Millwood (0-4)|
|33||5/9||vs. Det||W, 2-1||15-18||W: Vargas (4-2); L: Putkoen (0-1)|
|34||5/11||at NYY||L, 6-2||15-19||W: Kuroda (3-4); L: Hernandez (3-2)|
|35||5/12||at NYY||L, 6-2||15-20||W: Hughes (3-4); L: Noesi (2-4)|
|36||5/13||at NYY||W, 6-2||16-20||W: Millwood (1-4); L: Pettitte (0-1)|
|37||5/14||at Bos||L, 6-1||16-21||L: Lester (2-3); L: Vargas (4-3)|
|38||5/15||at Bos||L, 5-0||16-22||W: Beckett (3-4); L: Beavan (1-4)|
|39||5/16||at Cle||L, 9-3||16-23||W: Jimenez (4-3): L: Hernandez (3-3)|
|40||5/17||at Cle||L, 6-5||16-24||W: Smith (4-1); L: League (0-3)|
|41||5/18||at Col||W, 4-0||17-24||W: Millwood (2-4); L: White (0-3)|
|42||5/19||at Col||W, 10-3||18-24||W: Vargas (5-3); L: Friedrich (1-1)|
|43||5/20||at Col||W, 6-4||19-24||W: Beavan (2-4); L: Guthrie (2-2)|
|44||5/21||vs. Tex||W, 6-1||20-24||W: Hernandez (4-3); L: Darvish (6-2)|
|45||5/22||vs. Tex||L, 3-1||20-25||W: Harrison (5-3): L: Noesi (2-5)|
|46||5/23||vs. Tex||W, 5-3||21-25||W: Millwood (3-4); L: Feldman (0-2)|
|47||5/24||vs. LAA||L, 3-0||21-26||W: Haren (2-5); L: Vargas (5-4)|
|48||5/25||vs. LAA||L, 6-4||21-27||W: Isringhausen (1-0); L: League (0-4)|
|49||5/26||vs. LAA||L, 5-3||21-28||W: Williams (5-2); L: Hernandez (4-4)|
|50||5/27||vs. LAA||L, 4-2||21-29||W: Wilson (5-4); L: Noesi (2-6)|
|51||5/28||at Tex||L, 4-2||21-30||W: Harrison (6-3); L: Delabar (1-1)|
|52||5/29||at Tex||W, 10-3||22-30||W: Vargas (6-4); L: Feldman (0-3)|
|53||5/30||at Tex||W, 21-8||23-30||W: Beavan (3-4); L: Holland (4-4)|
|Gm. #||Date||Opp.||W/L||Rec.||Win / Loss|
|54||6/1||at CWS||L, 7-4||23-31||W: Jesse Crain (1-0); L: Shawn Kelley (0-2)|
|55||6/2||at CWS||W, 10-8||24-31||W: Wilhelmsen (2-1); L: Reed (0-1)|
|56||6/3||at CWS||L, 4-2||24-32||W: Sale (7-2); L: Millwood (3-5)|
|57||6/4||at LAA||W, 8-6||25-32||W: Vargas (7-4); L: Santana (2-7)|
|58||6/5||at LAA||L, 6-1||25-33||W: Richards (1-0); L: Beavan (3-5)|
|59||6/6||at LAA||W, 8-6||26-33||W: Kelley (1-2); L: Williams (6-3)|
|60||6/8||vs. LAD||W, 1-0||27-33||W: Pryor (1-0); L: Elbert (0-1)|
|61||6/9||vs. LAD||L, 8-3||-27-34||W: Kershaw (5-3): L: Vargas (7-5)|
|62||6/10||vs. LAD||L, 8-2||27-35||W: Billingsley (4-4); L: Beavan (3-6)|
|63||6/12||vs. SDP||L, 5-4||27-36||W: Richard (3-7); L: Hernandez (4-5)|
|64||6/13||vs. SDP||L, 1-0||27-37||W: Marquis (3-5); L: Noesi (2-7)|
|65||6/14||vs. SDP||L, 6-2||27-38||W: Volquez (3-6); L: Ramirez (0-1)|