Phils streak snapped

Michael Pineda carried a no-no late into the 6th. He allowed a run on two hits in six innings of work for his seventh win of the season. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

The offense, after scoring 43 runs in the last seven-game winning streak, went almost silent in Friday’s 4-2 loss to the Mariners.

Getting their first hits and run in the 6th inning, the bats were silenced by Mariners rookie Michael Pineda in the loss.

Pineda lasted only six innings, 5 2/3 of which were no-hit ball. He allowed a run on two hits and three hits while striking out five. He was grooving until his two walks and two hits in the 6th ended his night.

Shane Victorino, who had two of the Phillies’ six hits, seemed to be the only Phillie figuring something out tonight. He singled to break up the no-no in the 6th and hit a solo home run in the 8th to cut the M’s lead in half.

After his home run, Victorino had scored a run in 12 of his last 15 games, something every team wants from a top of the line up hitter.

It wasn’t the best night for Roy Oswalt, who was pulled with one out in the 7th. He allowed four runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out three. He was hit hard all game, including the RBI triple by Brendan Ryan in the 3rd and solo homer by Miguel Olivo in the 4th.

The Phillies made it interesting in the bottom of the 9th. Raul Ibanez and Ben Francisco rattled off back-to-back singles with two outs in the 9th off  Mariners closer Brandon League. But Domonic Brown grounded out to end the game and earn League his 20th save of the season.

The Mariners will throw their ace, Felix Hernandez, out on the hill tomorrow. He will face Phils rookie Vance Worley.

HR: Victorino (7).

WP: Pineda (7-4). LP: Oswalt (4-5). S: League (20).


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