MLB Game Summary - Seattle at Arizona|
(Monday, June 18th)
Final Score: Arizona 7, Seattle 1
Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Aaron Hill recorded the fifth cycle in
Diamondbacks history Monday and Wade Miley threw seven innings of one-run ball
as Arizona cruised to a 7-1 win over the Seattle Mariners.
Hill singled in the first inning, tripled in the third, doubled in the fifth
and completed his first career cycle in the seventh by taking Shawn Kelley
deep over the left field wall. He scored three times.
"It was nice to come out and get the bats rolling," Hill said. "Any time you
come out and spread the ball around it's nice."
Hill's efforts were plenty for Miley (8-3), who lowered his earned run average
to 2.30 by scattering nine hits and striking out eight.
"Their guy pitched a good ballgame," Seattle manager Eric Wedge said of Miley.
"We were never in a position to do some damage."
Hector Noesi (2-8) was on the opposite end of the decision, allowing six runs
-- five earned -- on nine hits over six frames.
Seattle was coming off back-to-back wins over the Giants and had won seven
straight meetings against Arizona.
The Diamondbacks, coming off consecutive shutout losses to the Angels, began
the game with three singles, the last coming on a base hit to left field by
Justin Upton. Willie Bloomquist and Michael Saunders' throw from left arrived
simultaneously at the plate, and Bloomquist scored when Jesus Montero was
unable hang on to the ball following a slight collision.
Jason Kubel and Paul Goldschmidt each pushed a run across with sacrifice flies
later in the inning, and Upton did the same in the third after Hill opened the
frame with a triple.
Casper Wells' RBI double in the sixth got the Mariners on the board, but the
hosts pushed two more across in the home half via a Miguel Montero sac fly and
Josh Bell's run-scoring base hit.
In the seventh, Hill joined Arizona's short list of those who completed a
cycle with a no-doubter halfway up the bleachers in left field.
The crowd at Chase Field gave the second baseman a curtain call.
Kelly Johnson, Stephen Drew, Greg Colbrunn and Luis Gonzalez also recorded
cycles for the Diamondbacks. Johnson was the last to do so on July 23,
2010...The last time the Mariners allowed a cycle was to Oakland's Miguel
Tejada on September 29, 2001...Miley did not issue a walk and has given up
only one free pass in four outings this month (30 innings)...Noesi is winless
in his past eight outings (0-5)...Arizona's last win against Seattle was on
July 16, 2001...The Mariners have won five straight series versus the D-Backs
since Arizona took two of three at home in 1998.
06/19 01:17:24 ET