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Mariners 6 Blue Jays 3

The good new is that Daniel Norris looked very good. I do kind of wish they pulled him after 3 innings so he could have finished without allowing a hit. In the first 3 innings he gave up just 1 walk. I can understand leaving him in as he was looking good out there. In the 4th, Chris Taylor put down a bunt single and, after getting Robinson Cano to ground out, Norris walked Kendrys Morales and Gibby pulled him out of the game. A very nice job from Norris.

That's where things went bad. Todd Redmond gave up a single then a home run to Logan Morrison. Suddenly the Jays were down 4-2.

The Mariners also got solo homers off Aaron Loup and Dustin McGowan. Brandon Morrow also gave up a run off a Morales double and a Kyle Seager single. Kevin Pillar made a great throw from right to get Seager going to second.

Kendall Grave pitched 2 scoreless innings to finish the game,  allowing just a Cano double. Nice to see.

We got two runs in the second, a Danny Valencia single and a George Kottaras walk set up RBI for Anthony Gose and Ryan Goins. And two more runs in the 5th (tying the game for a moment), walks by Dalton Pompey (plus a blown pickoff attempt and a steal of third, good running Dalton) and Munenori Kawasaki came into score on a Edwin Encarnacion sac fly and a Adam Lind 'single' that Munenori score from first on.

The fun stuff,  for us was seeing Norris and Graveman look like  major  leaguers on the mound and some nice base running from Muni and Pillar.

I'll add in the JoD and comment leader later.