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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.

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MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Byrd, CF4020012.323
Baker, Je, 3B3000022.250
a-Tracy, PH-3B1000001.244
Lee, D, 1B4000011.230
Nady, DH4000001.262
Soto, G, C2000210.268
Soriano, A, LF4030010.279
Colvin, RF4000015.299
Castro, S, SS2000110.262
Theriot, 2B3010000.283
Totals310603812.259
a-Flied out for Baker, Je in the 8th.
SeattleABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
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, C3010000.250
Wilson, Ja, SS3000022.244
Saunders, M, LF3000012.209
Totals292522810.239
BATTING
2B: Byrd (25, Vargas), Soriano, A (20, Vargas).
TB: Theriot; Soriano, A 4; Byrd 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Baker, Je; Colvin 2; Tracy.
GIDP: Byrd.
Team RISP: 0-for-6.
Team LOB: 7.

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

BATTING
HR: Gutierrez, F (6, 2nd inning off Dempster, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Lopez, Jo; Wilson, Jo; Suzuki, I; Alfonzo; 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.

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

Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Dempster(L, 5-6)8.05222813.56
Totals8.05222813.90
SeattleIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Vargas(W, 6-2)7.04001702.66
League(H, 6)1.01001003.32
Aardsma(S, 16)1.01001105.09
Totals9.06003803.92
Pitches-strikes: Dempster 116-80, Vargas 94-65, League 12-5, Aardsma 18-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Dempster 8-4, Vargas 5-4, League 1-1, Aardsma 1-1.
Batters faced: Dempster 31, Vargas 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