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Milton misfires
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Mariners 5, Dodgers 1
Eric Milton allowed four runs over five innings in Saturday's loss. (Mark Avery/AP)
Eric Milton struck out seven batters on Saturday, but he faltered in the third frame, making mistakes on pitches to Russell Branyan and Ken Griffey Jr. to bring home three runs. The Dodgers, in turn, were stymied by Felix Hernandez in the loss.
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Series at a glance:
SEA
Seattle (38-36)
Won 1
Seattle 5, LA Dodgers 1   LAD
LA Dodgers (48-27)
Lost 1
June 27, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Seattle
0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1   5 12 1
LA Dodgers
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 5 0
Standings thru 6/27/09  |  Recap: SEA | LAD  |  Gameday  |  Mariners stats  |  Dodgers stats
Seattle AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Suzuki, I, RF 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 .375
Branyan, 1B 5 2 2 2 0 2 2 .302
Beltre, A, 3B 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 .259
Griffey Jr., LF 4 1 1 2 0 1 3 .222
  Balentien, LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230
Lopez, Jo, 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .255
Gutierrez, F, CF 4 0 3 1 0 0 1 .267
Johnson, Ro, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .183
Cedeno, R, SS 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 .117
Hernandez, F, P 4 0 0 0 0 3 3 .000
  Aardsma, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 39 5 12 5 1 9 17  

BATTING
2B: Suzuki, I (14, Milton), Gutierrez, F 2 (8, Milton, Mota).
3B: Branyan (1, Milton).
HR: Griffey Jr. (9, 3rd inning off Milton, 1 on, 1 out), Branyan (19, 9th inning off Leach, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Griffey Jr. 4; Suzuki, I 4; Beltre, A; Gutierrez, F 5; Lopez, Jo 2; Branyan 7.
RBI: Gutierrez, F (26), Branyan 2 (38), Griffey Jr. 2 (25).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Griffey Jr. 2; Hernandez, F 2; Cedeno, R.
Team RISP: 1-for-12.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Suzuki, I (2, fielding).

 
LA Dodgers AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Pierre, LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .323
Furcal, SS 4 1 2 0 0 2 0 .242
Hudson, O, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .307
Blake, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 .298
Ethier, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .264
Loney, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .281
Martin, R, C 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .246
Kemp, CF 4 0 1 0 0 3 2 .312
Milton, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
  a-Ausmus, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271
  McDonald, Ja, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Jones, M, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333
  Mota, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Leach, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 33 1 5 0 2 11 9  

a-Grounded out for Milton in the 5th. b-Flied out for McDonald, Ja in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Loney (15, Aardsma).
TB: Furcal 2; Kemp; Hudson, O; Loney 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ethier 2; Kemp.
Team RISP: 0-for-4.
Team LOB: 7.

 
Seattle IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hernandez, F (W, 8-3) 8.0 4 1 0 1 9 0 2.54
Aardsma 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 1.53
 
LA Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Milton (L, 2-1) 5.0 7 4 4 0 7 1 3.80
McDonald, Ja 2.0 3 0 0 0 1 0 5.79
Mota 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 4.36
Leach 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 3.60

WP: Hernandez, F.
IBB: Cedeno, R (by Mota).
Pitches-strikes: Hernandez, F 117-73, Aardsma 21-10, Milton 84-63, McDonald, Ja 37-26, Mota 17-11, Leach 11-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hernandez, F 11-4, Aardsma 0-1, Milton 2-4, McDonald, Ja 2-3, Mota 1-1, Leach 0-2.
Batters faced: Hernandez, F 30, Aardsma 5, Milton 22, McDonald, Ja 9, Mota 5, Leach 4.
Umpires: HP: Chuck Meriwether. 1B: Laz Diaz. 2B: Eric Cooper. 3B: Mike Reilly.
Weather: 76 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:48.
Att: 50,847.
Venue: Dodger Stadium.
June 27, 2009
June 27, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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