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Mariners Noon Number: 12 2/3

Mitch Haniger, right, shakes hands with Leonys Martin after scoring the only run the Mariners have scored thus far in the 2017 season. (Eric Christian Smith / Associated Press)
Mitch Haniger, right, shakes hands with Leonys Martin after scoring the only run the Mariners have scored thus far in the 2017 season. (Eric Christian Smith / Associated Press)

It took the Seattle Mariners 12 2/3 innings to score their first run of the 2017 season.

The run finally came in the fourth inning of Tuesday’s game against the Houston Astros. Mitch Haniger led off with a double down the left field line, moved up on a ground out and scored on an two-out infield single by Danny Valencia. Not quite how they drew it up, but it mercifully broke the scoreless streak.

The mark also set a Houston team pitching record for scoreless innings at the start of the season.

The Mariners (0-2) generated a little more offense than on opening day, gathering seven base hits with a pair of doubles. But again, the M’s couldn’t convert on the opportunities they did have, leaving 11 runners stranded and going 1 for 10 with runners in scoring position.

Slugger Nelson Cruz went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts and four left on. He’s now 0 for 8 to start the season.

But hey, it’s early. Right?


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