Mariners score 2 unearned runs in the 1st and Jay Buhner hits a huge 2 run homer as they complete the huge upset winning 4-1. The Mariners would win 4 in a row after falling behind 2-0. One of the tournament favorites is out as Barry Bonds and Matt Williams couldn't get the big hits with runners in scoring position. Box Score
Randy Johnson and Bill Swift both get roughed up as Greg Litton hits a huge solo homer in the 8th to give the Mariners a 7-6 lead. Norm Charlton gets Barry Bonds and Matt Williams out with runners on 1st and 3rd in the 9th. Mariners take the series lead 3-2 as we head back to San Francisco. Box Score is below.
Second series in the 93 Tournament has the #2 San Francisco Giants vs the #15 Seattle Mariners. The Giants won 103 games and just missed the playoffs as the Braves won 104. They feature a dynamic lineup, led by MVP Barry Bonds. The Mariners finished 82-80 good for 4th in the AL West. They have young stars Ken Griffey Jr. and Randy Johnson to lead the way. The Giants win Game 1 5-3 as the Giants get good pitching from Bill Swift and plenty of offense from Robby Thompson. Thompson would homer and double to give the Giants the lead and Rod Beck would save it for a 1-0 series lead. Box Score below.
Opening four game series from Kingdome. Opening Day - Kingdome 4-9-81 Mariners 2, Angels 0 WP: Glenn Abbott (1-0) LP: Geoff Zahn (0-1) HR's: None Abbott with a 3 hitter 4-10-81 Angels 13, Mariners 1 WP: Ken Forsch (1-0) LP: Floyd Bannister (0-1) HR's: Angels - Butch Hobson (1), Bobby Clark 3 (3), Mariners - Bruce Bochte (1) Clark comes in due to an injury and hits 3 straight homers. Never had that happen in my 20+ years of rolling the dice that I can remember. 4-11-81 Angels 3, Mariners 1 WP: Mike Witt (1-0) LP: Ken Clay (0-1) Save: Don Aase (1) HR's: None 4-12-81 Angels 13, Mariners 4 WP: Steve Renko (1-0) LP: Jerry Don Gleaton (0-1) HR's: Angels - Bobby Grich (1) …