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Surging Mariners sour Piniella's visit to Seattle

Not only did the Mariners spoil Lou Piniella's return to Seattle, but they earned a fifth consecutive victory when Franklin Gutierrez's two-run homer and Jason Vargas' seven-inning gem downed the Cubs.


MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
Byrd, CF4020012.323
Baker, J, 3B3000022.250
a-Tracy, PH-3B1000001.244
Lee, D, 1B4000011.230
Nady, DH4000001.262
Soto, C2000210.268
Soriano, A, LF4030010.279
Colvin, RF4000015.299
Castro, S, SS2000110.262
Theriot, 2B3010000.283
a-Flied out for Baker, J in the 8th.
Suzuki, I, RF3010102.336
Wilson, Jo, 2B4010012.288
Bradley, DH3000120.211
Lopez, Jo, 3B4110012.239
Gutierrez, F, CF3112010.273
Carp, 1B3000000.138
Kotchman, 1B0000000.187
Alfonzo, G, C3010000.250
Wilson, Ja, SS3000022.244
Saunders, LF3000012.209
2B: Byrd (25, Vargas, J), Soriano, A (20, Vargas, J).
TB: Theriot; Soriano, A 4; Byrd 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Baker, J; Colvin 2; Tracy.
GIDP: Byrd.
Team RISP: 0-for-6.
Team LOB: 7.

E: Castro, S (10, fielding).
DP: (Baker, J-Theriot-Lee, D).

HR: Gutierrez, F (6, 2nd inning off Dempster, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Lopez, Jo; Wilson, Jo; Suzuki, I; Alfonzo, G; Gutierrez, F 4.
RBI: Gutierrez, F 2 (31).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lopez, Jo; Suzuki, I.
GIDP: Wilson, Jo.
Team RISP: 0-for-4.
Team LOB: 5.

Outfield assists: Saunders (Soriano, A at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Saunders-Wilson, Jo, Wilson, Jo-Wilson, Ja-Kotchman).

Dempster(L, 5-6)8.05222813.56
Vargas, J(W, 6-2)7.04001702.66
League(H, 6)1.01001003.32
Aardsma(S, 16)1.01001105.09
Game Scores: Dempster 70, Vargas, J 75.
Pitches-strikes: Dempster 116-80, Vargas, J 94-65, League 12-5, Aardsma 18-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Dempster 8-4, Vargas, J 5-4, League 1-1, Aardsma 1-1.
Batters faced: Dempster 31, Vargas, J 25, League 4, Aardsma 5.
Umpires: HP: Bill Miller. 1B: Mike Reilly. 2B: Chad Fairchild. 3B: Eric Cooper.
Weather: 70 degrees, clear.
Wind: 4 mph, L to R.
T: 2:13.
Att: 27,985.
Venue: Safeco Field.
June 22, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media