Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Ryan Vogelsong tossed seven-plus strong innings
on Friday and the San Francisco Giants knocked off the Seattle Mariners, 4-2,
in the opener of a three-game interleague set at Safeco Field.
Vogelsong (6-2) was charged with two runs on four hits and three walks with
six strikeouts to collect the win. Javier Lopez and Sergio Romo combined to
finish the eighth and Santiago Casilla recorded his 18th save of the year with
a 1-2-3 ninth inning.
Melky Cabrera blasted a two-run home run and Buster Posey ripped a solo shot
for the Giants, who have won three of their last four games. Joaquin Arias
added an RBI on a sacrifice fly in the win.
Ichiro Suzuki and Franklin Gutierrez each knocked in a run and Miguel Olivo
added two hits and a run scored for the Mariners, losers of six consecutive
Jason Vargas (7-6) allowed four runs on 10 hits and a pair of walks while
striking out one over eight innings to absorb the loss.
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