GAME: Red Sox (40-35, 3rd, AL East, – 6.5 GB) at Mariners (32-45, 4th, AL West, – 15.5 GB). GAME #: 78. SERIES: 1st of 4 games. MEETING: 1st.WHEN: Thursday, 7:10 p.m., Safeco Field. PROBABLE PITCHERS: LHP Franklin Morales (Boston, 1-1, 3.12) vs. RHP Felix Hernandez (Seattle, 5-5, 3.35). STREAKS: Mariners L 1; Red Sox W 2. TV: ROOT Sports, MLB TV. RADIO: KIRO 710 (Seattle), Mariners Radio Network.
Figuring they needed one more bat to reach the postseason in 1996, the Mariners traded a promising minor league slugger to the Minnesota Twins for Dave Hollins, who played in 28 games for Seattle, which failed to make the playoffs. After that season, Hollins signed as a free agent with the Angels.
The minor league slugger Seattle sent to Minnesota, David Arias, later changed his playing name to David Ortiz, who brings a record of 398 home runs (25 against the Mariners) to Seattle Thursday for the start of a four-game series.
Felix Hernandez will make his 16th start and will do so against converted reliever Franklin Morales. A closer look:
MARINERS: RHP Felix Hernandez (5-5, 3.36 ERA, 1.26 WHIP)
The 25-year-old Hernandez, in his eighth major league season, all with the Mariners, will be making his 16th start and first against the Red Sox. Hernandez is coming off a spectacular 7.0-inning outing in which he defeated San Diego 5-1.
A native of Valencia, VZ., the 6-3, 230-pound Hernandez was signed as a non-drafted free agent July 4, 2002 by Seattle scout Bob Engle.
He made his major league debut Aug. 4, 2005, absorbing a 3-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers, in a game in which Hernandez allowed one earned run and fanned four. Hernandez is a two-time American League All-Star (2009, 2011) and won the AL Cy Young award in 2010, when he went 13-12 with a 2.27 ERA.
Hernandez has worked into the seventh inning in 11 of his 15 starts and into the eighth inning five times. Before defeating San Diego last Saturday, Hernandez hadn’t won a game since May 21, although he’d pitched well enough to win at least twice. Hernandez has a career record of 90-72, 3.25.
- LAST START: June 23 at San Diego, defeated the Padres 5-1; allowed one earned run on six hits over 7.0 innings; struck out 10 and walked one; threw 94 pitches, 64 for strikes.
- LAST VS. RED SOX: Aug. 13, 2011, lost at Fenway Park 7-4; allowed six earned runs on 11 hits over 6.0 innings; struck out two, walked four ; one home run.
- CAREER VS. RED SOX: 5-2, 3.55 ERA in 11 games, all starts, covering 76.0 innings; 63 strikeouts to 29 walks; 7.5 strikeouts to nine innings; eight home runs.
- AT SAFECO FIELD: 46-32, 3.18 ERA in 108 games, all starts, covering 743.1 innings; 698 strikeouts to 216 walks; 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings; 62 home runs.
- LOVES TO FACE: Nick Punto (1-for-9, 111 BA), Jarrod Saltalamacchia (4-for-19, .211 BA), Scott Podsednik (3-for-14, 214 BA).
- HATES TO FACE: Mike Aviles (5-for-11, .455 BA), Dustin Pedroia (10-for-28, .357 BA), Adrian Gonzalez (11-for-36, .306 BA).
- CURRENT RED SOX VS. HERNANDEZ: 65-for-243, .267 BA, five home runs, 56 strikeouts.
Felix / 2012
- March 28 (ND, 0-0): Pitched well enough to win season debut, but the Mariners and As battled through a 1-1 tie until the 11th when Seattle pushed across two runs to win 3-1, a Tokyo Dome contest that featured a home run and two RBIs by Dustin Ackley and a 4-for-5 performance by Ichiro.
- April 7: (W, 1-0): Didnt have best stuff allowed six earned runs on eight hits over 6.1 IP but 13 hits, 3 by Chone Figgins, staked him to a 6-0 lead.
- April 13 (L, 1-1): Allowed two earned runs on seven hits over 7 IP, but lost to Bartolo Colon and the As 4-0; fanned six and walked two in a 107-pitch effort that included 69 strikes; had an equal number of ground ball and fly ball outs, 10.
- April 19 (ND, 1-1): Gave up five hits and no runs in 8.0 innings vs. Cleveland at Safeco Field; had 12 strikeouts and one walk; Brandon League relieved and sustained a blown save and the 2-1 loss.
- April 25 (W, 2-1): Defeated Detroit 9-1 at Comerica Park; allowed one earned run on four hits over 7.0 innings; three walks in the first inning.
- April 30 (ND, 2-1) Took a no-decision in Seattles 3-2 loss to Tampa Bay when Brandon League blew the save and game; allowed one earned run on five hits over 8.0 innings; fanned nine and walked four; threw 106 pitches, 71 for strikes.
- May 5 (W, 3-1): Beat Twins 7-0; allowed one hit over 8.0 innings, struck out nine and walked two; threw 107 pitches, 71 for strikes.
- May 11 (L, 3-2): Lost 6-2 when Ibanez belted a three-run homer; allowed four earned runs on a season-high 11 hits; struck out seven, walked two.
- May 16 (L, 3-3): At Cleveland, lost 9-3; gave up eight earned runs on a season-high 10 hits in just 3.2 innings; struck out three and walked three; threw 103 pitches, 60 for strikes.
- May 21 (W, 4-3): Defeated the Rangers 6-1; allowed one run on six hits over 8.0 innings; struck out seven, walked two and allowed one home run.
- May 26 (L, 4-4): At Safeco Field, lost to the Los Angeles Angels 5-3; allowed five earned runs on 10 hits over 6.0 innings; struck out seven and walked one; allowed two home runs.
- June 1 (ND, 4-4): At Chicago, took a no-decision in a 7-4 loss to the White Sox; allowed four earned runs on five hits over 4.0 innings and surrendered a season-high three home runs.
- June 12 (L, 4-5): At Safeco Field, lost to Padres 5-4; allowed five earned runs on nine hits in 6.0 innings; struck out three and walked three; threw 92 pitches, 56 for strikes.
- June 23 (W, 5-5): At San Diego, defeated the Padres 5-1; allowed one earned run on six hits over 7.0 innings; struck out 10 and walked one; threw 94 pitches, 64 for strikes.
RED SOX: LHP Franklin Morales (1-1, 3.12 ERA, 1.18 WHIP)
The 26-year-old Morales, in his sixth major league season, second with the Red Sox, makes his third start and first against the Mariners. Morales, converted from a reliever into a starter, is coming off an 8-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves.
A native of Morros, VZ., the 6-0, 200-pound Morales was signed by the Colorado Rockies as an amateur free agent in 2002. He pitched in the Colorado system until Aug. 18, 2007, when he made his major league debut against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Morales allowed one earned run on five hits in 5.1 innings, but did not factor in the decision.
Morales worked for the Rockies as both a starter and a reliever, never winning more than three games in any season. On May 19, 2011, the Rockies traded Morales to the Red Sox for a player to be named later, or cash.
Morales probably had his best year in 2009 when he went 3-2, 3.69 ERA. He made two starts, finished 14 games and recorded seven saves.
Morales has a career record of 9-13, 4.37 ERA.
2012: Morales spent most of the season working out of the Boston bullpen, with 24 appearances and two starts. Until making his first start, Morales had not worked more than 4.1 innings in any appearance. In his first start June 17 at Chicago, Morales recorded a career-high nine strikeouts.
- LAST START: June 23 vs. Atlanta, defeated the Braves 8-4 at Fenway Park; allowed two earned runs on seven hits over 6.0 innings; struck out eight and walked just one.
- LAST VS. MARINERS: Aug. 13, 2011, worked 0.2 innings of relief in a 5-4 Seattle victory at Safeco Field; did not factor in the decision; one strikeout.
- CAREER VS. MARINERS: 0-0, 13.50 ERA in three games, no starts, covering 2.0 innings; three strikeouts, t one walk; one home run.
- AT SAFECO FIELD: 0-0, 0.00 ERA in two games, covering 1.1 innings; two strikeouts vs. no walks; no home runs.
- LOVES/HATES TO FACE: Morales has limited exposure to Mariners hitters, who are 4-for-7, .571 BA against him. Only Jesus Montero and Miguel Olivo have hits off Morales.
AL WEST STANDINGS
MARINERS / STATS NOTES
- CURRENT HOME STAND: Three vs. Oakland Athletics (Monday-Wednesday, four vs. Boston Red Sox Thursday-Sunday, three vs. Baltimore Orioles Monday Wednesday.
- MARINERS VS. RED SOX: Mariners are 158-215 all-time, including 34-29 at Safeco Field. Mariners lost the 2011 series and haven’t won a season series from the Red Sox since 2009. Seattle has never swept the Red Sox in a four-game series, nor has Boston swept in one. The Mariners last took a three-game series from the Red Sox at Safeco in 2007.
- HOME STAND PROMOTIONS: THURSDAY Kings Court will be in session as Felix Hernandez takes the mound. For $30, fans get a ticket to the game in a special section, and receive a special King Felix T-shirt and a K card; Duff McKagan of Guns N Roses, 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch; FRIDAY — Annual Grab-Bag fundraiser, benefiting Mariners Care. Wives of Mariners players, along with volunteers from Mariners Care, will sell mystery “grab-bags” containing a baseball signed by one of the 2012 Mariners; SUNDAY — Former Mariners pitcher Mark Langston will throw out the first pitch as part of the Mariners season-long 35th anniversary celebration; Viva Las Vargas Night First 10,000 fans pick up the ultimate Viva Las Vargas accessory, a pair of Elvis-style sunglasses as the sights and sounds of Vegas envelop Safeco Field. Mariners Care Silent Auction; SUNDAY — Drawstring Backpack Day presented by MLB Network (first 20,000 fans). Kids Run the Bases (Following the game, all youngsters 14 and under); Senior Special Day Fans 60 and over receive $5 off select View Level seats or $10 off select Main Level seats; MONDAY (July 2) — BECU Family Night; TUESDAY (July 3) — Kings Court in session; Katie Flood, 2012 NCAA 1,500-meter champion from UW, ceremonial first pitch; Military Special Night (military personnel receive $5 off select View Level seats or $10 off select Main Level seats); WEDNESDAY (July 4) — Grand Slam Family Package Day (ticket, hot dog and Pepsi for $15 per person for families of 4-12; Military Special Day; Senior Special Day.
- LOG: With Wednesday’s loss, the Mariners have now dropped six consecutive series . . . Starter Kevin Millwood exited the game in the third inning after re-straining the right groin he originally strained June 8 . . . John Jaso’s home run in the second inning was his third of the season and 13th of his career . . . Mariners managed just three hits off Oakland starter Jarrod Parker, went 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position and left nine runners stranded . . . Oakland won despite getting just two hits, both home runs . . . Mariners have lost only eight times in franchise history when allowing two or fewer hits; last time Sept. 23, 2010 at Toronto . . . Ichiro extended his hitting streak to efght games (.455 BA during the streak) but left four runners stranded . . . Franklin Gutierrez’s hitting streak ended at five games . . . Mariners are 15-23 in games decided by two or fewer runs, including 8-12 in one-run games.
- SEASON SUMMARY: Series Record: Won 10, Split 0, Lost 15 . . . 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: 13-14; vs. LAA: 2-5; vs. Oak: 6-4; vs. Tex: 5-5; vs. NL West: 8-10; vs. Interleague: 8-10 . . . Biggest Lead: 1.0, April 7; Farthest Behind: 14.5, June 26 . . . Most Runs Scored: 21, May 30 at Texas (21-8); Most Runs Allowed: 11, April 9 at Texas . . . Walk-Off Wins: 2, 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); June 17 vs. San Francisco (Justin Smoak ninth-inning single); 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: 9; Comeback Wins: 7; Largest Comeback: 3; Blown Leads: 21; Largest Comeback: 3.
- BATTING: Mariners rank 10th (AL) in runs (311), 12th in hits (615), eighth in doubles (123), ninth in triples (11) and 10th in home runs (69) . . . Rank 12th in batting average (.236), 14th in on-base percentage (.298), 13th in slugging (.371) and 13th in OPS (.670) . . . batting 144-for-604 (.238) with runners in scoring position after going 0-for-5 Wednesday . . . out-homered 90–69 . . . left 481 men on base, opponents 467 . . . scored 311 runs, opponents 331 . . . scored 160 of 312 runs in the first four innings . . . Mariners 26-11 when scoring 4+ runs . . . Batting Average: Ichiro, .276; Hits: Ichiro, 86; Runs: Dustin Ackley, 41; Home Runs: Justin Smoak, 11; RBIs: Kyle Seager, 46 . . . Mariners have homered in 36 of last 57 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; Ichiro, June 19 at Arizona; Franklin Gutierrez, June 22 at San Diego . . . 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 (4.19), seventh in hits allowed (640), ninth in runs allowed (337), 12th in home runs allowed (90), eighth in walks (224) and sixth in strikeouts (563) . . . Games: Tom Wilhelmsen, 35; Starts: Jason Vargas, 17; Wins: Vargas, 7; ERA: Felix Hernandez, 3.36; Complete Games: Kevin Milwood, 1; Shutouts: Millwood, 1; Saves: League, 9 . . . Nominal closer Brandon League is 0-4 with nine saves and four blown saves . . . Mariners starters have recorded 10 games with at least 8.0 IP . . . Tom Wilhelmsen has not allowed a run in his last 15.2 innings over 13 appearances.
- ICHIRO (1-for-5 Wednesday) has 776 multi-hit games, which ranks fourth among active players, and No. 1 since his debut in 2001. Ichiro’s 48 games with four or more hits leads all active players . . . Three-hit game June 22 marked the 229th of his major league career . . . Ranks T94 on career hits list (2,513) with Jimmy Ryan (2,513) and needs one to tie No. 93 Buddy Bell (2,514) . . . 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 one more bobblehead night: 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 13, inflamed right elbow).
- 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) combined for 6 hits in 9-3 Cleveland win; May 17, Casey Kotchman (2), Cabrera (2), Jose Lopez (1), Choo (1) had 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.
- June 18: Aaron Hill of Arizona hit for the cycle in the Diamondbacks’ 7-1 win over the Mariners. Hill singled in the first (Hector Noesi), tripled in the third (Noesi), doubled in the fifth (Noesi) and homered in the seventh (Shawn Kelley).
- June 19: Ichiro reached 2,500 hits (first-inning single) in the fourth-fewest games in major league history during a 12-9 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. His 2,500th hit came in his 1,817th game. Al Simmons had 2,500 hits in 1,784 games, Ty Cobb in 1,790 and George Sisler in 1,808 . . . When Kyle Seager and Brendan Ryan both hit three-run homers in the fifth inning, it marked the first time since July 30, 2003 vs. Detroit that the Mariners had a pair of three-run bombs in the same inning. In that July 30, 2003 game, John Olerud hit a three-run homer and Randy Winn a grand slam in the first inning.
MARINERS WON-LOSS BREAKDOWN
|Rec.||Home||Road||Day||Night||vs. RHP||vs. LHP||Hit HR||No HR|
MARINERS BATTING PROFILE
MARINERS PITCHING PROFILE
|6/28||Thr||vs. Bos||Felix Hernandez (5-5, 3.36) vs. Franklin Morales (1-1, 3.12)|
|6/29||Fri||vs. Bos||Hector Noesi (2-9, 9.50) vs. Aaron Cook (1-1, 9.39)|
|6/30||Sat||vs. Bos||Erasmo Ramirez (0-2, 4.18) vs. Josh Beckett (4-7, 4.17)|
|6/27||Wed||vs. Oak||Jason Vargas (7-7, 4.74) vs. Felix Doubront (8-4, 4.54)|
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: Beaven (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 Kelly (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)|
|66||6/15||vs. SF||L, 4-2||27-39||W: Vogelsong (6-2); L: Vargas (7-6)|
|67||6/16||vs. SF||W, 7-4||28-39||W: Iwakuma (1-0); L: Lincecum (2-8)|
|68||6/17||vs. SF||W, 2-1||29-39||W: Wilhelmsen (3-1); L: Romo (2-1)|
|69||6/18||at AZ||L, 7-1||29-40||W: Miley (8-3); L: Noesi (2-8)|
|70||6/19||at AZ||W, 12-9||30-40||W: Furbush (3-1); L: Putz (1-4)|
|71||6/20||at AZ||L, 14-10||30-41||W: Cahill (6-5): L: Vargas (7-7)|
|72||6/22||at SDP||L, 9-5||30-42||W: Richard (5-7); L: Millwood (3-6)|
|73||6/23||at SDP||W, 5-1||31-42||W: Fernandez (5-5); L: Marquis (3-7)|
|74||6/24||at SDP||L, 2-0||31-43||W: Volquez (4-7); L: Noesi (2-9)|
|75||6/25||vs. Oak||L, 1-0||31-44||W: Milone (8-5); L: Ramirez (0-2)|
|76||6/26||vs. Oak||W, 3-2||32-44||W: Furbush (4-1); L: Miller (2-1)|
|77||6/27||vs. Oak||L, 2-1||32-45||W: Parker (4-3); L: Iwakuma (1-1)|
|Gm. #||Date||Opp.||W/L||Rec.||Win / Loss|