Pax’s no hitter powers M’s to yet another series win take 2 of 3 from Toronto
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The Seattle Mariners looked like contenders this week as they took two of three games from the Blue Jays in Toronto. The Mariners are on their hottest start since 2002 and hae only lost 1 series so far this season. Toronto has a bevy of star players and the Mariners went into what used to be called Skydome and enforced their will on the neighbors to the north.
May 8 @ Toronto W 5 – 0
The Canadian himself, James Paxton would become the 1st Canuck to pitch a no-hitter on Canadian soil. The Big Maple would record the 6th Mariner no-hitter, his first, en route to a M’s victory. Pax would strikeout 7 and give up 3 walks confounding and confusing the hometown 9. Dee Gordon would help out his pitcher with 3 hits, a stolen base, and a run. And Mike Zunino would launch a homer to put the cherry on top. An Adriane Beltre-like save at 3rd base would make Kyle Seager a hero in the 7th inning. Diving into foul territory, Seager would record an out on a sure double to keep Pax’s no-no intact.
May 9 @ Toronto L 5 – 2
Starter Wade LeBlanc wouldn’t get the same love that Pax received as he would pitch a fine 4 hit 1 run game but come away with nothing. SS Jean Segura would get 3 of the Mariners 5 hits, but runs were hard to come by. An 8th inning meltdown by Juan Nicasio would record his 2nd blown save as he allowed 4 runs on 3 consecutive doubles.
May 10 @ Toronto W 9 – 3
The Mariners would expect their revenge on the bat of Kyle Seager. Seager would go 2-5 with 2 home runs including a grand salami in the 1st inning. Seager would get another homer in the 5th for good measure as the M’s cruised to a win. Mike Leake would defeat former M’s pitcher J.A. Happ with a solid 7 innings, giving up just a mere 2 runs.
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