Struggling Mariners edge powerful Mets, ace Max Scherzer to open series

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The Seattle Times

NEW YORK — Of course, the reeling team that had lost 12 of its last 15 games and seemed to be trending toward another season of irrelevance would find a way to beat one of the best teams in baseball that was starting perennial Cy Young Award contender Max Scherzer. Behind a solid start from Marco Gonzales and the timely hitting of Ty France, the Mariners picked up an unexpected 2-1 win over the New York Mets at Citi Field. Gonzales pitched 6 2/3 innings, allowing one run on five hits with three walks and five strikeouts. The performance is that much more impressive considering Gonzales threw 4…

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