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Pineda picks up first major league win, Seattle edges Toronto

Apr 13, 2011 - 6:24 AM Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Michael Pineda picked up his first major-league win, outdueling Toronto southpaw Ricky Romero, as Seattle edged Toronto, 3-2, in the second of three games at Safeco Field.

Ryan Langerhans clubbed a two-run home run to support Pineda (1-1), who displayed command over 7 1/3 frames, striking out seven and walking two while allowing two runs -- one earned -- on five hits.

Romero (1-1) was nearly as good, giving up three runs -- two earned -- on five hits with eight strikeouts and a pair of walks in a complete game. The southpaw has given up just four earned runs in three starts this season. Corey Patterson drove in a pair of runs in Toronto's fourth straight setback.

"My job was to go out there and go as many innings as possible," Romero said. "My goal was to go as deep as possible. If you look at the positive side, me going a complete game helps out our staff."

The Mariners did all of their damage in the third, as Brendan Ryan led off with a single and Langerhans followed by back-legging a breaking ball deep into the seats over the right-field wall. Jack Wilson reached on a fielding error, stole third and scored on Milton Bradley's two-out single.

"He struck early for us against a very good pitcher," Mariners manager Eric Wedge said of Langerhans. "He got us on the board and I liked his aggressiveness."

Toronto did all of its damage in the eighth as Edwin Encarnacion singled and trotted to second when Yunel Escobar worked a one-out walk. A passed ball moved both runners into scoring position, and Patterson's sharp single to right cut the deficit to 3-2. He then stole second and sprinted to third when Miguel Olivo's throw got into center field. However, Jose Bautista's shallow fly was caught by Justin Smoak in foul ground, and he then spun and tossed a one-hop throw to Olivo, who braced himself for a collision and held on for the double play.

Romero then ran into problems in the bottom of the frame as he walked Langerhans and Ichiro Suzuki poked a double to left. He struck out Wilson, walked Bradley intentionally to load the bases, then Olivo hit a shallow fly to Bautista, who caught the ball and fired home to double off Langerhans.

Game Notes

Romero retired 14 straight at one point...Olivo's throwing error was his second of the season...Toronto second baseman Aaron Hill finished 0-for-4, dropping his average to .170...Wilson stole his fourth base of the campaign.

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    SEATTLE: 3

    Apr 13 12:31 AM

  • Chris Ray enters the game for the Mariners with a runner on first and one out.

    Blue Jays 2, Mariners 3  Top 8, 1 OutApr 13 12:10 AM
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    Blue Jays 2, Mariners 3  Top 8, 1 OutApr 13 12:10 AM
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    Blue Jays 0, Mariners 3  Mid 5Apr 12 11:27 PM

  • Milton Bradley singled to right scored Jack Wilson with one out. Runner on first and Miguel Olivo due up.

    Blue Jays 0, Mariners 3  Bot 3, 1 OutApr 12 10:54 PM

  • Ryan Langerhans none-out, two-run Home Run (3) to right scored Brendan Ryan. Ichiro Suzuki due up.

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