Apr 6, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Chris Young (53) pitches during the fifth inning against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Young makes first relief appearance for Mariners


Pitchers are creatures of habit and it can be weird for them to jump into a new role. Chris Young seemed more than up to the task.

After spending nine seasons as a starting pitcher, Chris Young made the first relief appearance of his Major League career in the bottom of the fifth inning as the Mariners took on the Athletics at the O.co Coliseum. Young came on in relief of Erasmo Ramirez who only last four innings plus three batters and gave up five earned runs.

Young was far more effective in his outing. He pitched two scoreless innings of relief, striking out two, and throwing only 22 pitches.

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