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Chris Young | Starting Pitcher

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (35) / 5/25/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 253
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Princeton
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Chris Young delivered six innings of shutout ball Sunday in the Mariners' 8-1 defeat of the Tigers.
Young was again dominant, allowing only four hits and a walk to a very good Detroit lineup. He struck out four. The veteran right-hander has been one of the best free agent finds of 2014, boasting a 12-6 record, 3.07 ERA, and 1.11 WHIP in 146 2/3 innings this season. Young will take on the Red Sox at Fenway Park next time out. Aug 17 - 4:44 PM

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Chris Young spun six innings of one-run ball, scattering two hits, to earn the victory on Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

Young allowed two walks while striking out three in the game. The right-hander jumped over the 10-win plateau last time around for the first time since 2006, and now he's only one win short of matching his career-best total from 2005 while a member of the Rangers. Young, 35, improves to 11-6 in the resurgent campaign. He owns a 3.20 ERA with a 1.12 WHIP and a 88/46 K/BB ratio. Young will square off against the Braves at home next week.
Aug 13 - 1:38 AM

Chris Young held the Braves to three runs over five innings of work to earn the victory on Wednesday.

Young allowed seven hits and a walk while striking out six in the game. The win was his 10th of the season, the first time he's reached double-digit wins since the 2006 season. Young is 10-6 with a 3.27 ERA through 134 2/3 innings on the year, and he'll look to continue his impressive season when he takes on the Blue Jays on Monday.
Aug 6 - 6:37 PM

Chris Young allowed four runs over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision on Thursday as the Mariners hung on to defeat the Indians.

The Indians were able to smash five extra-base hits against Young, including a two-run home run by Jason Kipnis in the third inning. Young allowed seven hits in total along with two walks while striking out just one batter. It was arguably the right-hander's poorest performance in nearly two months, as he has had a renaissance season. He owns a 3.19 ERA with a 1.13 WHIP and a 79/43 K/BB ratio. Young will square off against the Braves at home next week.
Jul 31 - 10:48 PM

Chris Young hurled seven innings of scoreless ball in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Orioles.

Young was again impressive, allowing only two hits to a good Baltimore offense. He walked three batters but struck out eight while moving to 9-6 on the season. The veteran right-hander will bring an excellent 3.04 ERA and 1.10 WHIP into his next start -- a rematch on the road against the Orioles.
Jul 26 - 7:05 PM

Chris Young was given a no-decision, allowing three runs over six innings as the Mariners suffered a crushing walk-off 6-5 loss to the Angels on Sunday.

Young was in line for the win until the Angels took advantage of an ineffective Fernando Rodney in the ninth inning. Young allowed ten hits -- including solo home runs to Kole Calhoun and Mike Trout -- but didn't issue a walk and struck out seven. The tall right-handed veteran sports a nice 3.22 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 70/38 K/BB ratio. Young is slated to take the bump against the Orioles at home on Friday.
Jul 20 - 7:46 PM

Chris Young allowed three runs over six innings in a loss to the A's on Sunday.

After racking up 14 strikeouts in his previous two starts, Young struck out just two on Sunday. Even with the loss, it's been a good first half for the 35-year-old. Young enters the second half 8-6 with a 3.15 ERA and 1.10 WHIP.
Jul 13 - 9:07 PM

Chris Young gave up two runs over seven innings Tuesday against the Twins in the Mariners' 2-0 setback.

Young struck out six and allowed six hits, but one of them was an unforgivable solo homer to Sam Fuld. The right-hander was 3-0 with a 1.44 ERA, 0.68 WHIP and .155 opponent average over his previous four starts. This was the 35-year-old Young's last start before the All-Star break, and what a first half resurgence it was. He went 8-5 with a 3.08 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and 61/37 K/BB rate over 105 1/3 innings.
Jul 9 - 12:48 AM

Chris Young held the Astros to two runs over seven innings Wednesday in a 5-2 Mariners victory.

Young gave up solo homers in the third and fifth innings, but those were the only two hits he allowed. The right-hander also issued just one walk and he struck out eight Houston hitters. It was another impressive outing for the 35-year-old Young, who is 8-4 with a 3.11 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in 98 1/3 innings this season for Seattle. He will face the Twins at home next.
Jul 2 - 5:07 PM

Chris Young gave up one run over five innings Friday against the Indians in the Mariners' 3-2 victory.

Young was doing fine for the Mariners before, but now he's taken it up a notch, allowing a total of two runs over 18 innings in his last three starts. It's a really nice story for however long it lasts. Tonight's outing was his 15th start of the season. Because of his recurring shoulder problems, he's made more than 15 starts just once since 2008 (20 starts for the Mets in 2012).
Jun 28 - 1:37 AM

Chris Young spun seven innings of one-run ball Saturday against the Royals, but was handed a no-decision.

Young gave up just three hits on the afternoon and the lone run scored via a solo homer from Alex Gordon. Still, the Mariners didn't pull ahead until the ninth inning, so he didn't get the victory. After a bit of a rough patch, the veteran right-hander has allowed just one run in 13 innings over his past two starts. We don't see the success lasting, but with a 3.23 ERA over 86 1/3 innings, he has far exceeded anyone's expectations.
Jun 21 - 5:06 PM

Chris Young took the mound with his best stuff in Monday's matchup against his former team, blanking the Padres over six innings in a 5-1 victory.

Young struck out six and walked one, allowing four hits. The towering right-hander went 33-25 with a 3.60 ERA across 97 starts for the Padres between 2006-2010. Prior to tonight, San Diego was the only team Young had never faced in his career. He pulled himself out of a funk against his former employer. Young had finished only five innings of work in each of his past two outings after going at least six in eight of his first 10 starts. Young, 6-4 with a 3.40 ERA, travels to Kansas City this weekend. He won't keep this up.
Jun 17 - 1:13 AM

Chris Young yielded four runs on seven hits over five innings in the Mariners' loss to the Yankees on Wednesday.

The tall right-hander walked two and struck out a pair. Young was going to have a hard time hanging with Masahiro Tanaka anyway, but Mark Teixeira's three-run homer in the fifth ended any remote chance Seattle had of stealing this one. Young hasn't quite turned into a pumpkin yet, but he's getting close. Now 5-4 with a 3.68 ERA and gross 35/32 K/BB ratio, Young reintroduces an awful Padres offense to American League rules on Monday.
Jun 12 - 12:59 AM

Chris Young struggled in Friday's loss to the Rays, giving up three runs on seven hits and five walks over five innings.

He's lucky things weren't much worse. The five walks tied a season-high. Young has a 3.42 ERA over 11 starts and one relief appearance this season, but his success likely isn't built to last. The tall right-hander has an ugly 33/30 K/BB ratio over 68 1/3 innings.
Jun 6 - 11:39 PM

Chris Young pitched six-plus innings of two-run ball and struck out six in a win over the Tigers on Saturday.

Miguel Cabrera got to him, but that was pretty much assured going in. The important thing was that no one else did much damage. In fact, Young allowed just three hits, and while all went for extra bases, they also all came with none on base. He would have ended up allowing just one run had Lloyd McClendon not senselessly sent him back out to give up a leadoff double in the seventh.
Jun 1 - 1:47 AM

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2Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Chris Taylor
2Brad Miller
3B1Kyle Seager
2Willie Bloomquist
LF1Dustin Ackley
2Endy Chavez
CF1Austin Jackson
2Franklin Gutierrez
RF1Michael Saunders
2Chris Denorfia
DH1Kendrys Morales
2Corey Hart
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S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Chris Young
5Roenis Elias
Relief Pitcher
R1Fernando Rodney
2Danny Farquhar
3Brandon Maurer
4Yoervis Medina
5Charlie Furbush
6Tom Wilhelmsen
7Joe Beimel
8Dominic Leone