GAME: Rangers (52-34, 1st, AL West, +4.0 GA) at Mariners (36-51, 4th, AL West, – 16.5 GB). GAME #: 88. SERIES: 1st of 3 games. MEETING: 11th (series tied 5-5). WHEN: Friday, 7:10, Safeco Field. PROBABLE PITCHERS: LHP Derek Holland (5-4, 5.05) vs. RHP Kevin Millwood (3-6, 3.69). STREAKS: Mariners L 1; Rangers W 2 . TV: ROOT Sports, MLB TV. RADIO: KIRO 710 (Seattle), Mariners Radio Network.
The Mariners enter the second half of the season trailing the Texas Rangers by 16.5 games in the AL West, a near-record deficit by a Seattle team at the All-Star break. But Seattle is 5-5 against the division leaders this season in part because Friday’s starter, Kevin Millwood, is 1-0 with a 1.06 ERA against his former club.
In the first game the series, Millwood will oppose the enigmatic Derek Holland — enigmatic because had no trouble dispatching the Mariners 5-3 in his first start against them this season in April, then caved in a subsequent start May 30, when the Mariners saddled the Rangers with 21 runs.
Following the series, the Mariners head out on the road for seven, including four at Kansas City and three at Tampa Bay. A closer look at Friday’s probables:
MARINERS: RHP Kevin Millwood (3-6, 3.69 ERA, 1.30 WHIP)
In his 16th major league season and first with the Mariners, Millwood is making his 17th start and fourth against the Rangers. Millwood took a no-decision in his last start July 6 at Oakland, has dropped his past two decisions, and hasn’t won since defeating Texas 5-3 May 23. In three starts this season against the Rangers, Millwood is 1-0 with a 1.06 ERA covering 17.0 innings. He has fanned 7.4 batters per nine innings.
A native of Gastonia, NC., the 6-4, 230-pound Millwood was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 11th round of the 1993 amateur draft.
Millwood made his major league debut July 14, 1997, winning in relief for the Braves against Philadelphia. During his career, Millwood pitched for the Braves (1997-02), Philadelphia (2003-04), Cleveland (2005), Texas (2006-09), Baltimore (2010) and Colorado (2011) before joining the Mariners.
Millwood twice won 18 games in a season, going 18-7 for the 1999 Braves and 18-8 for the 2002 Braves. Millwood led the National League in starts with 35 in 2000, led the NL in shutouts in 2003 with three, led the American League in ERA in 2005 at 2.86, and the AL in losses in 2010 with 16.
Millwood represented Atlanta in the 1999 All-Star Game.
During his American League career, Millwood made 24 starts against the Mariners, posting an 8-13 record with a 4.91 ERA.
Millwood signed with the Mariners Jan. 24 as a free agent, and earned the fifth spot in the rotation with a strong performance during spring training.
Millwood has a career record of 166-146, 4.09 ERA.
- LAST START: July 6 at Oakland, took a no-decision in 4-1 loss; allowed just three hits and no runs over 7.0 innings; struck out seven and walked two.
- LAST VS. RANGERS: May 28, took a no-decision in a 4-2 Seattle loss; allowed one run on four hits in 4.0 innings; struck out five and walked two; threw 97 pitches, 67 for strikes.
- CAREER VS. RANGERS: 1-2, 3.16 ERA in six games, all starts, covering 37.0 innings; 25 strikeouts to 10 walks; 6.1 strikeouts per nine innings; five home runs.
- AT SAFECO FIELD: 4-10, 5.21 ERA in 20 starts, covering 112.1 innings; 66 strikeouts to 28 walks; 5.3 strikeouts per nine innings; 13 home runs.
- LOVES TO FACE: David Murphy (0-f0r-9, .000 BA), Mitch Moreland (0-for-8, .000 BA), Ian Kinsler (2-for-9, .222 BA).
- HATES TO FACE: Josh Hamilton (4-for-10, .400 BA), Mike Napoli (6-for-18, .333 BA), Yorvit Torrealba (3-for-9, .333 BA).
- CURRENT RANGERS VS. MILLWOOD: 46-for-183, .251 BA, seven home runs, 30 strikeouts.
Millwood / 2012
- April 11 (ND, 0-0): One earned run on four hits over 6 innings; a no-decision in a 4-3 Seattle victory over Texas; struck out seven, walked three; threw 103 pitches, 61 for strikes.
- April 17 (ND, 0-0): Couldnt hold an 8-1 lead, but took a no-decision after allowing seven runs on nine hits in four innings in Seattles 9-8 loss to Cleveland.
- April 22 (L, 0-1): Shelled for the second consecutive starts (five earned runs in 6.0 IP) in a 7-4 loss to Cleveland at Safeco.
- April 28 (L, 0-2): Lost 7-0 at Toronto despite allowing just one earned run on seven hits over 7.0 innings.
- May 3 (L, 0-3): Dropped a 4-3 decision to Jeff Niemann and the Tampa Bay Rays, falling to 0-3; allowed four earned runs on seven in 6.1 innings; struck out five and walked two, throwing 107 pitches, 66 for strikes.
- May 8 (L, 0-4): Fell to Justin Verlander and Tigers 6-4 at Safeco Field; raked for five earned runs on eight hits in 5.0 innings; struck out six, walked two; threw 113 pitches, 68 for strikes.
- May 13 (W, 1-4): Won his first game as a Mariner by beating New York; allowed just one earned run on three hits over 7.0 innings; struck out six, walked four; threw 90 pitches, 55 for strikes.
- May 18 (W, 2-4): At Coors Field, threw a complete-game, two-hit shutout over the Rockies, becoming just the ninth opposing pitcher to blank the Rockies at Coors with two or fewer hits; first complete game in nine years.
- May 23 (W, 3-4): At Safeco Field, defeated Texas 5-3; did not allow a run and only three hits in 6.0 innings, his third consecutive victory after starting out 0-4; struck out two, walked one.
- May 28 (ND, 3-4): At Rangers Ballpark, had a no-decision in 4-2 loss; allowed one earned run on four hits.
- June 3 (L, 3-5): At Chicago, lost to the White Sox 4-2; allowed four earned runs on seven hits; matched a season high with five walks (vs. four strikeouts); threw 95 pitches, 58 for strikes.
- June 8 (ND, 3-5): At Safeco Field worked 6.0 innings before departing with a groin injury. Millwood became the fourth pitcher to have participated in a no-hitter and a combined no-bitter.
- June 16 (ND, 3-5): At Safeco Field vs. San Francisco, took a no-decision in Seattles 7-4 victory; allowed three earned runs on nine hits in 5.0 innings; struck out four, walked one.
- June 22 (L, 3-6): Lost at San Diego 9-5; five earned runs on eight hits in 5.0 innings; struck out three and walked three; one home run.
- June 27 (ND, 3-6): Vs Oakland at Safeco Field, took a no-decision in a 2-1 Seattle loss.
- July 6 (ND, 3-6): At Oakland, took a no-decision in 4-1 loss; allowed three hits and no runs over 7.0 innings; struck out seven and walked two.
RANGERS: LHP Derek Holland (5-4, 5.05 ERA, 1.32 WHIP)
The 25-year-old Holland, in his fourth major league season, all with the Rangers, will be making his 13th start and third against the Mariners. Holland, who spent a month on the disabled list with shoulder fatigue (June 6-July 7), defeated the Mariners 5-3 April 12 and was the losing pitcher May 30 when the Mariners tallied 21 runs in a 21-8 win over the Rangers. Holland is coming off a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Twins.
A native of Newark, OH., the 6-2, 195-pound Holland was drafted by the Rangers in the 25thround of the 2006 amateur draft.
Holland made his MLB debut April 2, 2009, working 2.1 innings of relief against the Toronto Blue Jays (no-decision). Since then, Holland primarily has been a starter (64 of 80 games).
Holland averages 7.4 strikeouts and 3.2 walks per 9 innings pitched. He has a career record of 32-26, 4.78 ERA.
- 2012: Holland has pitched into the seventh inning five times in 13 starts, and has allowed three or fewer runs seven times. He struck out at least six batters in a game six times and had his best outing May 5 at Cleveland when he allowed one earned in 7.1 innings and a 5-2 victory.
- LAST START: July 7 vs. Minnesota, defeated the Twins 4-3 in his first game back after spending a month on the disabled list; allowed three earned runs on six hits in 6.0 innings; struck out four, walked three.
- LAST VS. MARINERS: May 30 at Rangers Ballpark, lost 21-8; allowed eight earned runs on eight hits in just 1.2 innings; gave up a three-run homer to Dustin Ackley and a two-run bomb to Jesus Montero.
- CAREER VS. MARINERS: 6-2, 4.24 ERA in 12 games, including eight starts, covering 57.2 innings; 57 strikeouts to 15 walks; averages 8.9 strikeouts per nine innings; seven home runs.
- AT SAFECO FIELD: 1-0, 1.50 ERA in three games, including one start, covering 12.0 innings; averages 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings; 10 strikeouts to two walks; no home runs.
- LOVES TO FACE: Michael Saunders (0-for-6, .000 BA), Brendan Ryan (2-for-10, .200 BA, Dustin Ackley (3-for-13, .231 BA).
- HATES TO FACE: Casper Wells (3-for-6, .500 BA), Justin Smoak (5-for-15, .333 BA), Kyle Seager (3-for-9, .333 BA).
- CURRENT MARINERS VS. HOLLAND: 40-for-146, .274 BA, five home runs 36 strikeouts.
AL WEST STANDINGS
MARINERS / STATS NOTES
- CURRENT HOME STAND: Three vs. the Texas Rangers. Seven-game road trip to Kansas City and Tampa Bay before returning for a 10-game home stand starting July 23.
- HOME STAND PROMOTIONS: Friday — Girls Night Out Manicure Set: The first 10,000 women (21 and over) will receive a Manicure Set courtesy of EQC. Girls Night Out includes a comfort station on the main concourse in left field where fans have an opportunity to pamper themselves with free services throughout the game . . . Seattle native Richard Karn, former star of Home Improvement and past host of Family Feud, will throw out the first pitch . . . Discounted price for University of Washington alumni, faculty, staff and students on Mariners.com/Husky. A portion of the proceeds from tickets purchased through this special offer will go towards UWAA scholarship efforts . . . Saturday — 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, a special King Felix T-shirt and a K card . . . First 15,000 fans will receive Ichiro T-Shirt presented by Sato . . . Pearl Jam Guitarist Stone Gossard will throw out first pitch . . . Singles Night: Come meet your match at Safeco Field: For $25, fans receive a seat on the Main Level in one of the Singles Night sections, admission to the Singles Night pre-game party and a beverage at the pre-game function . . . Every Saturday home game the Mariners host a Silent Auction to benefit Mariners Care. Select memorabilia including autographed baseballs, game-used bats, autographed jerseys worn in the Mariners TV commercials and other items. Go to Section 128 to participate . . . Sunday — Kids Run the Bases: Following the game, all youngsters 14 and under are invited to run the Safeco Field bases thanks to KeyBank . . . Girl Scout Day: $16 View Reserved ticket. Each Girl Scout will receive a Girl Scout-Mariners patch. Troops in attendance will be welcomed during the game and the top 5 cookie sellers will get to take a photo on the field. From each ticket sold, $1 will benefit the Girl Scouts of Western Washington. Tickets can be purchased at mariners.com/girlscouts . . . Senior Day: Fans 60 and over receive $5 off select View Level seats or $10 off select Main Level seats. Available at the Safeco Field box office and Mariners Team Stores with a valid ID.
- MARINERS VS. RANGERS: Mariners are 263-269 all-time vs. the Rangers, including 63-51 at Safeco Field. Mariners are 5-5 against the Rangers this season and last won a season series from Texas May 21-23 at Safeco Field. Mariners last swept a three-game series from Texas at Safeco Sept. 28-30, 2007. Rangers last swept the Mariners at Safeco April 30-May 2, 2010.
- LOG: Seattle reached the All-Star break with a 36-51 record, marking the 13th season that the Mariners have had 50 losses at the break. Last time: 2010, 53 losses . . . With a .414 winning percentage, the Mariners are on track to finish 67-95, same as the record they posted in 2011 . . . Mariners ended the first half having lost nine of 14, three by shutout and two by opponent walk-off hits . . . Mariners hit .230 as a team in the first half, the second-lowest pre-ASG average in franchise history. The 2011 Mariners reached the break batting .225 . . . All-Star Felix Hernandez, who allowed one earned run in 7.0 innings Sunday, has received one or fewer runs of support in 81 of 223 career starts, including 10 of 18 this season. Hernandez also had six starts in the first half in which he threw at least 8.0 innings while allowing one or fewer runs . . . Mariners held the lead in 23 of 51 first-half losses, leading the majors . . . Mariners hit .258 on the road during the first half vs. 195 at Safeco Field . . . Of Kyle Seager’s team-leading 52 RBIs, 37 came away from Safeco Field . . . Seager has 29 two-out RBIs, second in the major leagues . . . Brendan Ryan led all American League shortstops with a .999 fielding percentage . . . Despite overall batting lameness, Mariners ranked second in the majors with a .356 batting average (21-for-59) with the bases loaded (Tampa Bay, .358) . . . Mariners ranked fourth in the AL in home ERA at 3.14, second-lowest mark in club history behind the 3.01 posted in 2001.
- SEASON SUMMARY: Series Record: Won 10, Split 1, Lost 17 . . . 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: 5-14; vs. AL Central: 9-11; vs. AL West: 14-16; vs. LAA: 2-5; vs. Oak: 7-6; vs. Tex: 5-5; vs. NL West: 8-10; vs. Interleague: 8-10 . . . Biggest Lead: 1.0, April 7; Farthest Behind: 16.5, July 12 . . . Most Runs Scored: 21, May 30 at Texas (21-8); Most Runs Allowed: 11, April 9 at Texas . . . Walk-Off Wins: 4, 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); June 28 vs. Boston (Jaso ph ninth-inning single); June 30 vs. Boston (Chone Figgins sacrifice fly 11th inning) . . . Walk-Off Losses: 4, April 30 at Tampa Bay, Elliott Johnson, RBI single in 12th off BrandonLeague; May 17, at Cleveland, Carlos Santana bases-loaded single off League in 11th; July 6, at Oakland, Chris Carter 3-run walk-off homer off Steve Delabar; July 7, at Oakland, Josh Reddick run-scoring double off Oliver Perez in 13th . . . Times Opponent Shut out: 5; Times Shut out by Opponent: 10; Comeback Wins: 11; Largest Comeback: 3; Blown Leads: 23; Largest Comeback: 3.
- BATTING: Mariners rank 13th (AL) in runs (337), 12th in hits (677), ninth in doubles (135), 10th in triples (12) and 12th in home runs (73) . . . Rank 13th in batting average (.230), 14th in on-base percentage (.291), 14th in slugging (.358) and 14th in OPS (.649) . . . batting 158-for-654 (.242) with runners in scoring position after going 1-for-6 Sunday . . . out-homered 100-73. . . left 540 men on base, opponents 532 . . . scored 337 runs, opponents 359 . . . scored 167 of 337 runs in the first four innings . . . Mariners 28-12 when scoring 4+ runs . . . Batting Average: Ichiro, .261; Hits: Ichiro, 93; Runs: Dustin Ackley, 46; Home Runs: Justin Smoak, 11; RBIs: Kyle Seager, 52 . . . 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 (2): Michael Saunders, April 27 at Toronto; Alex Liddi, May 23 vs. Texas . . . Back-To-Back Home Runs (2): Jesus Montero, Justin Smoak, 3rd inning, May 20, at Colorado; Miguel Olivo, Dustin Ackley, 8th inning, July 2, vs. Baltimore.
- PITCHING: Mariners seventh in ERA (3.97), fifth in hits allowed (717), seventh in runs allowed (365), 12th in home runs allowed (100), sixth in walks (251) and sixth in strikeouts (653) . . . Games: Tom Wilhelmsen, 39; Starts: Jason Vargas 19; Wins: Vargas 8; ERA: Felix Hernandez 3.13; Complete Games: Kevin Milwood 1, Hernandez 1, Vargas 1 . . . Shutouts: Millwood 1, Hernandez 1; Saves: League 9.
- ICHIRO (2-for-6 Sunday) has 779 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 92nd on career hits list (2,521) and needs three to tie No. 91 Heinie Manush (2,524) . . . 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), Mike Carp (15-day, June 13, inflamed right elbow); Franklin Gutierrez (7-day, June 29, concussion); Erasmo Ramirez (15-day, July 1, 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; July 4, Chris Tillman recorded first win of the year in a 4-2 Baltimore win by allowing two runs over 8.1 innings.
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.
- July 1: One-time Mariner farmhand David Ortiz of the Red Sox hit a sacrifice fly in the top of the 10th inning, giving Boston a 2-1 win over the Mariners.
- July 3: In Seattle’s 6-3 win over Baltimore at Safeco Field, The Mariners had three Japanese players in the starting lineup – Ichiro Suzuki, Munenori Kawasaki and Hisashi Iwakuma – for the first time in major league history.
MARINERS WON-LOSS BREAKDOWN
|Rec.||Home||Road||Day||Night||vs. RHP||vs. LHP||Hit HR||No HR|
MARINERS BATTING PROFILE
MARINERS PITCHING PROFILE
|7/13||Fri||vs. Tex||Kevin Millwood (3-6, 3.69) vs. Derek Holland (5-4, 5.05)|
|7/14||Sat||vs. Tex||Felix Hernandez (6-5, 3.13) vs. Yu Darvish (10-5, 3.59)|
|7/15||Sun||vs. Tex||Hisashi Iwakuma (1-4, 4.84) vs. Matt Harrison (11-4, 3.11)|
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)|
|78||6/28||vs. Bos||W, 1-0||33-45||W: Hernandez (6-5); L: Atchison (2-1)|
|79||6/29||vs. Bos||L, 5-0||33-46||W: Cook (2-1); L: Noesi (2-10)|
|80||6/30||vs. Bos||W, 3-2||34-46||W: Kelley (2-2); L: Aceves (0-5)|
|Gm. #||Date||Opp.||W/L||Rec.||Win / Loss|
|81||7/1||vs. Bos||L, 2-1||34-47||W: Padilla (2-0); L: League (0-5)|
|82||7/2||vs. Bal||W, 6-3||35-47||W: Delabar (2-1); L: Hammel (8-4)|
|83||7/3||vs. Bal||L, 5-4||35-48||W: Day (5-0); L: Furbush (4-2)|
|84||7/4||vs. Bal||L, 4-2||35-49||W: Tillman (1-0); L: Noesi (2-11)|
|85||7/6||at Oak||L, 4-2||35-50||W: Norberto (1-1); L: Perez (0-1)|
|86||7/7||at Oak||W, 7-1||36-50||W: Vargas (8-7); L: Parker (5-4)|
|87||7/8||at Oak||L, 2-1||36-51||W: Norberto (2-1); L: Perez (0-2)|