Chen (2-0) was in full command throughout, throwing 64 of his 100 pitches for strikes, and keeping Seattle hitters off-balance with a low-70's curveball and changeup.
Wei-Yin Chen, Brad Ziegler and Kyle Barraclough fell two outs shy of combining to throw a no-hitter Tuesday night at Safeco Field in the Miami Marlins' 5-0 victory against the Seattle Mariners. Ziegler got three groundouts to get through the eighth, including close plays at first base to get Leonys Martin and Jarrod Dyson, but Haniger got the better of Barraclough, extending his hitting streak to 12 games.
The Seattle Mariners will look to bounce back from a 5-0 humbling against Miami Marlins when the two team meet tonight - and you can catch the action LIVE on Kwesé! His only mistake in the 5-0 win was a 96 miles per hour fastball to Haniger, who extended his hitting streak to 12 games.
Seattle starters have only allowed one walk in the last 31.1 innings pitched over the past five games.
Yelich's single in the first inning had scored Dee Gordon, who led off the game with a double, as the Marlins put up four runs in the first three innings.
The Mariners added two runs in the fourth.
Chen, the Marlins' 31-year-old starting pitcher, dazzled, puzzled and ultimately constricted the Mariners.
Miranda (1-1) allowed four singles and only one runner to reach second base while striking out five. (He walked two and hit a batter).
Gallardo's problems started immediately when Dee Gordon whacked the game's first pitch into the right-center gap for a double.
Miami got one run back when Yelich opened the fifth inning with a 415-foot homer to left field when Hernandez served up a 3-1 cookie of a fastball. The Mariners, remember, blew a six-run lead in the ninth inning on April 9 at Anaheim. But with Segura sidelined by a hamstring strain, Haniger has starred.
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