Blue Jays miss golden opportunity, drop another to Mariners

Starting pitcher J.A. Happ of the Toronto Blue Jays gets a new baseball after giving up a home run...

Starting pitcher J.A. Happ of the Toronto Blue Jays gets a new baseball after giving up a home run to Kyle Seager of the Seattle Mariners in the fourth inning at Safeco Field on August 12, 2014. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images/AFP)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:28 AM ET

SEATTLE - This was supposed to be the easy one.

No, seriously.

After Felix Hernandez allowed a solo homer to Jose Bautista and then two -- maybe three -- loud fouls, the Seattle Mariners put up a seven-spot against Drew Hutchison and Brad Mills on Monday, facing not-so-Young Chris Young was not supposed to be so difficult Tuesday night.

For the finale won’t be a walk along the Puget Sound at sunset with the wind blowing through Colby Rasmus’ hair and Adam Lind’s goatee as the Jays face Hisashi Iwakuma, third in the last year’s Cy Young award voting Wednesday night.

The Jays made not-so-Young Chris Young, 35, look as good as Cy Denton Young managing only two hits in six innings as the M’s scored four straight innings against lefty JA Happ for a 6-3 win before 26,076 fans at Safeco Field.

“We’re hoping for one of those games where we score some runs,” manager John Gibbons told reporters before the game.


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