GAME: Mariners (39-53, 4th, AL West, – 17.0 GB) at Royals (38-51, 4th, AL Central, -11.5 GB). GAME #: 93. SERIES: 3rd of 4 games. MEETING: 3rd (Mariners lead 2-0). WHEN: Wednesday, 5:10 p.m., Kauffman Stadium. PROBABLE PITCHERS: RHP Kevin Millwood (3-7, 3.70) vs. LHP Bruce Chen (7-8, 5.50). STREAKS: Mariners W 2; Royals L 3. TV: ROOT Sports, MLB TV. RADIO: KIRO 710 (Seattle), Mariners Radio Network.
In part because of some horrendous Kansas City pitching, the Mariners have scored eight first-inning runs in two nights at Kauffman Stadium after totaling just 41 in their first 90 games.
“When you set the tone early like that and give yourself a little breathing room, it allows our young players to go out and relax and play and work to their true abilities a little easier,” manager Eric Wedge said. “We’ve had some guys who’ve been struggling here and working to find it, so it’s been nice to see them put some consistent days together.”
The Mariners will face another struggling Kansas City starter Wednesday when they get their first look of the season at veteran Bruce Chen, who sports a fat 5.50 ERA and no wins in July. However, Chen has a history of success against Seattle. In seven starts, he’s 4-0 with a 2.73 ERA covering 52.2 innings.
Chen will oppose RHP Kevin Millwood, who has had his own struggles. In his past eight starts, Millwood has three losses and five no-decisions. He hasn’t won since May 23. If the Mariners win Wednesday, it will mark their first series victory since they took two out of three from San Francisco June 15-17. A closer look at Wednesday’s probables:
MARINERS: RHP Kevin Millwood (3-7, 3.70, 1.32 WHIP)
In his 16th major league season and first with the Mariners, Millwood is making his 18th start and first against the Royals. Millwood is coming off a 3-2 loss to the Texas Rangers July 13.
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 166-147, 4.09 ERA.
- LAST START: July 13 at Safeco Field, lost to the Texas Rangers 3-2; allowed three earned runs on eight hits over 6.2 innings; struck out four, walked two and allowed one home runs (to Adrian Beltre).
- LAST VS. ROYALS: Aug. 1, 2010, pitching for Baltimore, lost 5-4; allowed five earned runs on 11 hits in 5.2 innings; struck out three, walked one, and gave up one home.
- CAREER VS. ROYALS: 6-5, 4.39 ERA in 15 games, all starts, covering 92.1 innings; 5.7 strikeouts per nine innings; eight home runs; 1.45 WHIP.
- AT KAUFFMAN STADIUM: 4-2, 4.37 ERA in eight games, all starts, covering 45.1 innings; 26 strikeouts to seven walks; four home runs; 5.2 strikeouts per nine innings.
- LOVES TO FACE: Yuniesky Betancourt (9-for-51, .176 BA).
- HATES TO FACE: Chris Getz (4-for-9, .444 BA), Adam Moore (1-for-3, .333 BA), Alex Gordon (5-for-18, .333 BA).
- CURRENT ROYALS VS. MILLWOOD: 25-for-104, .240 BA, two home runs, 17 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.
- July 13 (L, 3-7): At Safeco Field, lost to the Texas Rangers 3-2; allowed three earned runs on eight hits over 6.2 innings; struck out four, walked two; one home run.
ROYALS: LHP Bruce Chen (7-8, 5.50 ERA, 1.37 WHIP)
The 35-year-old Chen, in his 14th major league season and fourth with the Royals, will make his 20th start of the season and first against the Mariners. Chen is coming off a no-decision against Chicago July 13. Chen, winless in July, has not won since defeating Tampa Bay June 26.
A native of Panama, the 6-2, 210-pound Chen attended Panama City High School. The Atlanta Braves signed Chen as an amateur free agent in 1993. Chen pitched in the Braves’ minor league system until Sept. 7, 1998, when he made his major league debut in an 8-7 loss to the New York Mets. Chen did not factor in the decision.
Chen went 8-2, 4.14 ERA for the Braves until July 12, 2000, when Atlanta traded Chen with Jimmy Osting to the Phillies for Andy Ashby. A year later (July 27, 2001), the Phillies traded Chen with Adam Walker to the Mets for Dennis Cook and Turk Wendell.
On April 5, 2002, the Mets traded Chen and a player to be named later to the Expos for three players, and one month later the Expos sent Chen to the Reds. Chen has bounced all over the map. He’s pitched for Houston, Boston, Baltimore and Texas and moved to Kansas City in 2009.
Chen has reached double figures in wins just three times in 14 seasons, 13-10 for Baltimore in 2005, 12-7 for Kansas City in 2010 and 12-8 for the Royals in 2011. He has a career record of 67-66, 4.60 ERA. His next start will be his 20th, most in the American League.
- 2012: Chen has pitched into the seventh inning in eight of his starts. He had his best outing of the year June 5 vs. Minnesota when he won 1-0 after scattering four hits over 7.0 innings. Chen has allowed two or fewer runs seven times, but has been slammed for 18 earned runs in his past three outings, which include two losses and a no-decision.
- LAST START: July 13 vs. Chicago White Sox, took a no-decision in a 9-8 Kansas City loss; allowed six earned runs on nine hits in 4.2 innings; struck out five, walked three; three home runs.
- LAST VS. MARINERS: April 14, 2011, defeated Seattle 5-1; allowed six hits and no runs in 8.0 innings; struck out one, walked one, throwing 73 of 101 pitches for strikes.
- CAREER VS. MARINERS: 4-0, 2.73 ERA in 11 games, including seven starts, covering 52.2 innings; 31 strikeouts to 11 walks; 5.3 strikeouts per nine innings; six home runs.
- AT KAUFFMAN STADIUM: 18-11, 4.25 ERA in 46 games, including 37 starts, covering 233.0 innings; 158 strikeouts to 72 walks; 6.1 strikeouts per nine innings; 27 home runs.
- LOVES TO FACE: Miguel Olivo (0-for-8, .000 BA), Casper Wells (1-for-9, .111 BA), Chone Figgins (2-for-12, .167 BA).
- HATES TO FACE: Ichiro (11-for-26, .423 BA), Michael Saunders (2-for-7, .286 BA).
- CURRENT MARINERS VS. CHEN: 18-for-71, .254 BA, no home runs, 10 strikeouts.
AL WEST STANDINGS
MARINERS / STATS NOTES
- CURRENT ROAD TRIP: Four at Kansas City Monday-Thursday, three at Tampa Bay Friday Sunday.
- MARINERS VS. ROYALS: Mariners are 190-210 all-time vs. Kansas City, including 91-115 at Kauffman Stadium. Mariners lost the 2011 season series 5-3 and have not take a season series from the Royals since 2007 (6-3). Mariners have not swept a four-game series at Kauffman Stadium since May 25-28, 2001. Kansas City last swept Seattle in four at Kauffman Stadium Sept. 15-18, 2008.
- LOG: Mariners have put together their first two-game winning streak in a month . . . The Mariners have scored eight first-inning runs in two nights after having scored 41 in their first 90 games . . . In Tuesday’s win, every Mariner had at least one hit and Jesus Montero had three . . . Blake Beavan, just called up from AAA Tacoma, logged his first win since May 30 . . . LHP Charlie Furbush left after retiring one batter with triceps tightness, not considered serious . . . Justin Smoak’s home run in the first inning, his 13th of the season, gave him two in two nights in Kansas City. Smoak hadn’t hit homers in back-to-back games since May 25-26 . . . Ten of Smoak’s 13 homers have come on the road . . . Although the Mariners scored nine runs for the second straight game, they went just 3-for-11 with runners in scoring position and left nine runners stranded . . . In two games in Kansas City, the Mariners have tallied 18 runs while going 6-for-22 with runners in scoring position and leaving 15 stranded . . . With two RBIs Tuesday, Kyle Seager increased his team-leading total to 56, of which 39 have come on the road.
- SEASON SUMMARY: Series Record: Won 10, Split 1, Lost 18 . . . 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: 11-11; vs. AL West: 15-18; vs. LAA: 2-5; vs. Oak: 7-6; vs. Tex: 6-7; vs. NL West: 8-10; vs. Interleague: 8-10 . . . Biggest Lead: 1.0, April 7; Farthest Behind: 17.5, July 15 . . . 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: 6; Times Shut out by Opponent: 11; Comeback Wins: 11; Largest Comeback: 3; Blown Leads: 23; Largest Comeback: 3.
- BATTING: Mariners rank 13th (AL) in runs (364), 12th in hits (722), 10th in doubles (143), sixth in triples (16) and 12th in home runs (79) . . . Rank 13th in batting average (.231), 14th in on-base percentage (.294), 14th in slugging (.363) and 14th in OPS (.657) . . . batting 167-for-697 (.240) with runners in scoring position after going 3-for-11 Tuesday . . . Batting Average: Casper Wells, .267; Hits: Ichiro, 98; Runs: Dustin Ackley, 51; Home Runs: Justin Smoak, 13; RBIs: Kyle Seager, 56 . . . 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 sixth in ERA (3.94), sixth in hits allowed (757), seventh in runs allowed (382), 12th in home runs allowed (105), sixth in walks (261) and sixth in strikeouts (685) . . . Games: Brandon League, Tom Wilhelmsen, 41; Starts: Jason Vargas, 20; Wins: Vargas 9; ERA: Hernandez 2.92; Complete Games: Hernandez 2 . . . Shutouts: Hernandez 2; Saves: League 9.
- ICHIRO (1-for-5 Tuesday) has 780 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 91st on career hits list (2,526) and needs three to tie No. 90 Garret Anderson (2,429) . . . 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; July 13, Adrian Beltre two-run HR off Kevin Millwood in a 3-2 Texas win at Safeco Field; July 15, Beltre had three hits and two RBIs in a 4-0 Texas win over Seattle at Safeco Field.
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
|7/18||Wed||at KC||Kevin Millwood (3-7, 3.71) vs. Bruce Chen (7-8, 5.50)|
|7/19||Thr||at KC||Felix Hernandez (7-5, 2.92) vs. Luke Hochevar (6-8, 5.16)|
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)|
|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)|
|88||7/13||vs. Tex||L, 3-2||36-52||W: Holland (6-4); L: Millwood (3-7)|
|89||7/14||vs. Tex||W, 7-0||37-52||W: Hernandez (7-5); L: Darvish (10-6)|
|90||7/15||vs. Tex||L, 4-0||37-53||W: Harrison (12-4); L: Iwakuma (1-2)|
|91||7/16||at KC||W, 9-4||38-53||W: Vargas (9-7); L: Sanchez (1-6)|
|92||7/17||at KC||W, 9-6||39-53||W: Beavan (4-6): L: Verdugo (0-1)|