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I didnt have a good feel for anything.Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon agreed, pointing to the young pitchers nerves.I think he was probably a little bit too amped up, said McClendon.Danny Valencia drove in three runs with a triple and Jose Bautista, Kevin Pillar and Anthony Gose homered as the Blue Jays nearly equalled their total of 18 runs from the 1-6 road trip that ended Sunday.You try to do that every night but its not that easy, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. I thought we had a real good approach at the plate and made Paxton work. We got some big hits. We havent had a laugher in a good while. I cant remember the last time.Paxton (6-4) did not survive the third inning, allowing seven hits and six walks in 2 2-3 innings.Left-hander J.A. Happ (10-11) became the fifth Blue Jays starter to reach double numbers in wins this season, allowing seven hits, including a home run by Kyle Seager, and two runs over seven innings.It feels good to go out and get deeper in the game, accomplish some of the goals that I kind of felt I could do and wanted to have the opportunity to do, said Happ. I havent taken a lot of time to reflect on the year but I just want to just keep going out and kind of keep us in the game for the most part.Play like we play tonight and were going to have a lot of fun.It is the first time the Blue Jays (79-77) have had five starters win at least 10 games in one season. It is the third time they have had five pitchers with at least 10 wins when relievers are included.The Blue Jays led 4-1 after the first inning and 9-1 after three innings to hand Seattle (83-73) its third loss in a row.The Mariners scored a run in the first when Robinson Cano doubled home Austin Jackson led off with an infield single.Toronto replied with four runs in their first inning on a bases-loaded triple by Valencia and a single by Steve Tolleson.Valencias triple was not without some controversy. He was awarded third base when a video review determined he was safe after the Blue Jays challenged the out call.Toronto chased Paxton in the five-run third to increase their lead to 9-1. The inning included Bautistas 35th home run of the season. That moved him past George Bell and tied Joe Carter for third on the Blue Jays all-time list with 203 homers.Seager hit his 25th homer of the season in the sixth to cut the lead to 11-2.Pillar hit his first homer of the season, a two-run shot, in the sixth.Gose, who entered the game among the seventh-inning defensive changes, hit his second homer of the season in the seventh to make it 14-2 for Toronto.Rookie Kendall Graveman allowed a run in the eighth to make it 14-3.Toronto reliever Sean Nolin allowed a homer to Chris Denorfia in the ninth for the final score.NOTES: RHP Chris Young will not start for the Mariners in the finale of the four-game series on Thursday after going 0-3 with an 8.25 earned-run average in his past five starts. Manager Lloyd McClendon said he is showing fatigue after coming back this season from surgery. a€| DH Adam Lind (sore back) was out of the Blue Jays starting lineup for the third consecutive game but should return on Tuesday. a€|RHP R.A. 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He made birdie on four of them for a 5-under 67, giving him a one-shot lead over Matt Kuchar. Hunter Mahan and Bubba Watson were at 70, while tournament host Tiger Woods missed short putts at the beginning and end of his round and had to settle for a 71. "A highlight that were looking into next year is trying to play those holes a little bit better," Johnson said of the par 5s. "I dont know what I did that today. I hit it close. I had good shots in there with the proper spin, nothing more than that. But youve got to take advantage of them. Youve got five of them. The thing is ... one errant shot, youre staring a 6 right in the face, if not more. Theres a lot of penal areas." Johnson said he still considers Kapalua to be the start of the season. Woods, meanwhile, is still trying to get his head around the schedule change. He hasnt played an official tournament in the 2013-14 season. The only event he played was the Turkish Open, where he tied for third in the European Tour event. After this week, he wont play again until Torrey Pines at the end of January. Thats his usual starting point, except that the PGA Tour already has had six guys win tournaments. "To me, Im still on the old calendar, so to me this is the end of the year," Woods said. "I know that Im going to be pretty far behind on points by the time I tee up again, and thats just kind of the way its going to be. ... But you have the entire summer, you have the entire major championship season, you have the big events and then the playoffs. Anything can happen. But its going to be interesting to see how far behind some of us are when we start." This sure didnt feel like summer. [url=http://www.coltsproshopnfl.com/AUTHENTIC-MALIK-HOOKER-COLTS-JERSEY/]Malik Hooker Youth Jersey[/url]. The temperature was in the upper 20s before the sun came up in the foothills of the Santa Monica mountains. There was a one-hour frost delay. A combination of firm turf, chilly weather, some breeze and firm greens made for tough scoring, and it showed. Steve Stricker was among those under par until a bogey-bogey-double bogey finish put him at 75. Jordan Spieth, coming off a sensational rookie season and playing for the first time since the HSBC Champions in Shanghai a month ago, had a 77 and was last in the field. Jason Day, who won the individual and team title at the World Cup two weeks ago at Royal Melbourne, had a 76. Rory McIlroy, with girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki following him, was hopeful of building momentum from his first win of the year last week in the Australian Open. He missed a few short putts, found the water on the par-3 15th and had a 73. He played with defending champion Graeme McDowell, who had a 72. McDowell saw a note that his last eight rounds at Sherwood were in the 60s. That streak ended Thursday, though for good reason. "The course hasnt been this tough in a couple years," McDowell said. "The scoring reflects that. The greens are much firmer. The speed of them caught me by surprise a little bit today. My speed was a little clumsy, and it showed today on the greens." This is the final year the tournament is being played at Sherwood. It moves to Isleworth just outside Orlando, Fla., next year. Any rust Woods felt had to do with the greens, which he said showed on some of his putts. "I made a few mistakes today," Woods said. "I also hit a couple of good shots that ended up in some interesting spots. That can happen out there. I shot about the score ... maybe could have gotten one or two more out of it." Johnson had few complaints. He opened with two birdies, and then surged ahead on the back nine with five birdies in a seven-hole stretch, three of them on the par 5s. Johnson has a pair of runner-up finishes at this event, and with the tournament moving, this is his last shot at Sherwood. "I did everything decent," he said. "Just a real solid day all around. 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