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Seattle Mariners Team Report - May 3
(Sports Network) - Seattle looks to make it two straight today when it
squares off against the Chicago White Sox in the second game of a three-game
set at U.S. Cellular Field.
Seattle, which snapped a two-game losing streak on Friday, will send Freddy
Garcia to the mound today. This will be the seventh start of the 2003 season
for 26-year-old Venezuelan. In his previous outing on Sunday, Garcia record
his second win of the season by defeating Detroit 4-3. Garcia tossed seven
strong innings, allowing three runs on four hits in the win.
The victory was Garcia's first since April 6th when he defeated the Rangers at
the BallPark in Arlington. In that game, Garcia threw 6 2/3 innings, allowing
two runs on three hits. Garcia is 4-3 against the White Sox in eight career
starts, posting an ERA of 3.78.
Last night, Mike Cameron went 3-for-3 with a home run and three runs scored to
lead the Mariners to a 9-2 win in the series opener.
Ryan Franklin (2-2) picked up the victory after throwing eight innings while
allowing two runs -- one earned -- on five hits to go along with two
strikeouts and three walks. Carlos Guillen scored two runs and added two hits,
while Bret Boone put up a 3-for-5 effort for Seattle, which has won eight of
its last 11 contests.
Seattle outhit Chicago, 16-5. Edgar Martinez's hit in the fifth was the
2,000th of his career.
05/03 11:27:08 ET
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