Bill Hall strokes a single in the second inning on Friday night. (Tony Dejak/AP)
By Steve Herrick / Special to MLB.com
Bill Hall's debut with the Mariners wasn't a quiet one. Hall, starting in left field, had two hits and drove in two as Seattle backed Luke French in a big way. Josh Wilson and Jose Lopez homered as the Mariners broke it open with a four-run fourth. Russell Branyan homered in the seventh.
BATTING 2B: Suzuki, I (26, Huff), Wilson, Jo (5, Ohka), Hall (13, Ohka). HR: Wilson, Jo (3, 4th inning off Huff, 0 on, 1 out), Lopez, Jo (17, 4th inning off Ohka, 1 on, 1 out), Branyan (29,
7th inning off Ohka, 0 on, 2 out). TB: Wilson, Jo 6; Suzuki, I 2; Sweeney, M 2; Gutierrez, F 3; Hall 3; Lopez, Jo 5; Branyan 5. RBI: Hall 2 (26), Sweeney, M (22), Wilson, Jo (8), Gutierrez, F (52), Lopez, Jo 2 (75), Branyan 2 (73). 2-out RBI: Branyan. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wilson, Jo; Hannahan 4. SF: Hall. Team RISP: 5-for-11. Team LOB: 7.
BASERUNNING SB: Gutierrez, F (9, 2nd base off Wood, K/Toregas).
Game Scores: French , Huff . WP: Ohka. Pitches-strikes: French 100-66, Batista 26-13, White 12-8, Huff 84-51, Ohka 56-39, Wood, K 22-14. Groundouts-flyouts: French 2-9, Batista 3-2, White 1-2, Huff 1-6, Ohka 6-5, Wood, K 1-1. Batters faced: French 28, Batista 8, White 4, Huff 19, Ohka 18, Wood, K 6. Inherited runners-scored: Ohka 1-1. Umpires: HP: James Hoye. 1B: Phil Cuzzi. 2B: Brian O'Nora. 3B:
Tom Hallion. Weather: 79 degrees, clear. Wind: 14 mph, Out to RF. T: 2:51. Att:
28,503. Venue: Progressive Field. August 21, 2009 August 21, 2009
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