Mariners finish road trip with 7-2 win over Toronto

Kikuchi leads Mariners over Blue Jays

The Mariners knew this six game road trip would be a good barometer as to how they ranked in the American League. Well, I’d say they did really well after a 7-2 win over Toronto today to finish the trip 4-and-2…

Seattle stops Toronto 7-2

Yusei Kikuchi threw seven brilliant innings to earn his 6th win of the season. We’ll get to today’s highlights in a moment, but first we need to go back to last night’s game…

Moore's 3-run home run leads Mariners past Blue Jays

Seattle improved to 9-and-1 in extra inning games with last night’s 9-7 win over the Blue Jays in Buffalo. The big hit came by Dylan Moore in the top of the 10th…

Today, the offense got going early for the Mariners with 2 in the first and another in the 2nd off the bat of Jake Fraley…

Shed Long, Jr. added to the offensive onslaught with a 2-run jack in the 3rd…

That would be plenty of offense for Kikuchi, who continues to pitch like an All Star for the Mariners this season…

Seattle returns home to host Texas in the first of three games at T-Mobile Park tomorrow night at 7:10. Logan Gilbert goes up against the Ranger’s Kyle Gibson.

American League West Scoreboard

Going back to yesterday in the American League West…the Yankees scored 7-runs in the first inning of its game against the Angels yesterday and led 8-4 heading into the 9th. But that’s when New York’s bullpen had an epic collapse as Los Angeles scored 7-runs in the top of the 9th to win 11-8. The biggest blow was a grand slam home run by Jared Walsh.

Baltimore scored 4-runs in the first inning and made it hold up in Houston with a 5-2 win over the Astros.

Chris Bassitt threw 7-innings of 3-hit, shutout ball with 7-strikeouts to lead Oakland over Texas 3-1. The A’s climbed to within a half-game of Houston with the win. Seattle is now 6-games back in 3rd.

Pickles hold AppleSox batters in check in 7-2 victory

Bradley McVay and four relievers held Wenatchee to 2-runs on 2-hits at Paul Thomas, Sr. Stadium last night as Portland topped the AppleSox 7-to-2…

Portland tops Wenatchee 7-2

The junior out of the University of Portland pitched 5-innings of 1-hit ball while striking out 8. Swinging and missing was an unfortunate theme for the AppleSox in the game as we hear from the “Voice” of the ‘Sox, Joel Norman…

Joel Norman AppleSox Wrap 2021-07-01

Joel Norman AppleSox Wrap 2021-07-01

Dakota Duffalo raised his season batting average to .311 by going 1-for-2 on the night with 3-walks and an RBI. Ivan Luna was the hitting star for the Pickles, going 2-for-4 with a home run.

Wenatchee saw its West Coast League record drop to 8-and-12 with the loss while Portland improved to 9-and-8.

West Coast League Scoreboard

While we saw the wind pick up overnight in Wenatchee, lightning storms moved through southeast Washington and eastern Oregon that affected games.

Walla Walla and Cowlitz will have to pick up where they left off in a 5-5 game in the top of the 9th last night. Lightning moved in and suspended the game.

The Bend Elks left the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning before last night’s game against Corvallis was suspended due to time. The game was delayed by several hours in the 3rd inning due to a lightning storm.

Ridgefield had 3-homers and 20-hits in its 15-10 win over Bellingham. Tafton Hensley, Reece Hernandez, Caden Connor and Coby Morales each had 4-hits apiece for the Raptors, including Hensley’s 3rd homer of the season.

Carson Crawford had a home run and a double to lead Port Angeles over Yakima Valley 6-to-3. Trevor Tishenkel also drove in 2-runs for the Lefties.

West Coast League Schedule

So, here’s the schedule today. Bend and Corvallis will pick up last night’s game at 4:30 today in the top of the 11th with the game tied at 5-5. Walla Walla and Cowlitz will pick up their game in the top of the 9th with a runner on second and two outs at 5 o’clock. Then, they’ll play the scheduled games at 6:35 tonight.

Also tonight, Ridgefield hosts Bellingham at 6:35 and then at 7:35 it’s Port Angeles at Yakima Valley while Wenatchee hosts Portland.

West Coast League Standings

Here you see the West Coast League standings up to date. Wenatchee falls back to a 4th place tie with Bellingham in the North at 8-and-12 as Port Angeles leap-frogs up. Ridgefield sits 2-and-a-half back of the Knights in the South.