Mariners can't avoid a sweep to the Braves. Even with Felix Hernandez on the mound, Seattle falls 5-3.

• Dustin Ackley’s home run against left-hander Jonny Venters was the first extra-base hit by a left-handed hitter
against Venters this season (5x42 prior to at-bat)…had not allowed an extra-base hit to a left-handed batter since
September 22, 2010 at Philadelphia…since Sept. 25, 2010, left-handers were batting a combined .135 (7x52) with no
extra-base hits entering the game against Venters.
• Dustin Ackley has reached base safely in all 12 MLB games (12 H, 5 BB) and has hits in 9 of 11 games
(12x40/.300)…stole his first career base in 2nd inning.
• Ackley extended his hitting streak to 5 games…during streak batting .368 (7x19) w/ 3 runs, 1 double, 1 triple & 1 HR.
• Ackley is batting .750 (6x8) against lefties this season including 6-for-his-last-6 with HR, 3 RBI, 3 R, 2B, 3B.
• Felix Hernandez allowed 10 hits, 2nd highest total in a game this season (12, April 11 vs. TOR)…2nd highest pitch
count this year (high: 128, 5/28 vs. NYY)…allowed 5+ earned runs for just third time this season (last: 6/7 at CWS).
• Josh Bard was selected from Triple-A Tacoma this morning and went 2x4 with a double and a run scored.
• Mariners’ manager Eric Wedge was ejected from the game for the 2nd time this season (last: 5/17 vs. MIN)…ejected
by HP umpire Paul Emmel in 2nd inning for arguing after a Jack Cust strikeout.

• The Braves went 4-2 on road trip to San Diego and Seattle, and have won 8 of last 10 overall…with sweep improved
to 6-3 all-time versus SEA…have won 7 straight Interleague games including sweeping the last two series against
Toronto (6/20-22) and Seattle (6/27-29).
Freddie Freeman has hit safely in 9 of last 13 games and is batting .316 (48x152) with 5 HR and 22 RBI over his last
39 games (since 5/14)…20th multi-hit game this season…3 hits ties a career high (8x, last: 6/19 vs. TEX)…despite
batting 0x4 yesterday, now 4x11 (.364) with a HR, 4 RBI, R, BB this series.
Brian McCann extends a team-leading 4G hitting streak…batting .529/9x17 with 1 HR during the streak…batting
.571 (8x14) during this series…over his last 25 games (since 5/28), has batted .376 (35x93) with 10 HR and 22 RBI.
• In 7 starts versus SEA, starting pitcher Derek Lowe is now 6-4 with a 3.17 ERA (24 ER/68.2 IP)… last start vs. SEA:
6/22/06…last win was 10 starts ago on 5/6 @ PHI…has pitched at least 6.0 innings in 11 of 18 appearances this
season…walked a runner-up season-high 3 batters (5x, last: 6/13 @ HOU)…has struck out 5+ batters in 8 of 18
Brooks Conrad had his first multi-hit game of the season and 12th multi-hit game of his career (last: 10/3/10 vs.
PHI)…first stolen base of the season (8th inning), 6th career stolen base (last: 8/16/10 vs. LAD).
Dan Uggla has hit safely in 7 of his last 11 games with 3 HRs and 9 RBI.
Craig Kimbrel recorded his 23rd save of the season…now has 105 career strikeouts in just 61.2 innings pitched
(average of 1.72 strikeouts per inning of relief pitched).