Mariners 9, Reds 1
The Reds are at the same juncture as they were going into the final game of their last three series: They need a win to take the series. They lost each of the last three rubber games.
The well-rested Bronson Arroyo goes tomorrow. Will he be able to get it going again with the two extra days rest?
Keeping Kyle Lohse on his turn certainly didn't work out Saturday night. He gave up a grand slam to the fourth batter he faced. That kind of defines a bad start.
The Reds, who scored 16 runs Friday, got one Saturday on Brandon Phillips' 14th homer in the eighth.
It was all over in two hours and two minutes.