MLB Game Summary - Seattle at Arizona|
(Tuesday, June 19th)
Final Score: Seattle 12, Arizona 9 (10 innings)
Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Casper Wells ripped a pinch-hit two-run single
in the top of the 10th inning and the Seattle Mariners topped the Arizona
Diamondbacks, 12-9, in the second test of a three-game series at Chase Field.
J.J. Putz (1-4) came out for his second inning of work after throwing a
perfect ninth to send the game into extra frames and immediately got himself
in trouble. He walked Justin Smoak and allowed a single to Dustin Ackley
before being removed in favor of Brad Ziegler.
Brendan Ryan put down a perfect sacrifice bunt to move both runners up and
Wells smoked a base hit through the right side of the infield to score pinch-
runner Munenori Kawasaki and Ackley. Ichiro Suzuki added an RBI double -- his
fourth hit of the game -- to give the Mariners a three-run cushion.
"We've got some good young players here and I know we're a little bit
inconsistent at times but we're getting more and more consistent offensively,"
said Mariners manager Eric Wedge. "To be able to put a big inning together
like that ... says a great deal."
Charlie Furbush (3-1) earned the win with two innings of scoreless relief for
the M's, who have won three of their last four games. Tom Wilhelmsen worked a
perfect bottom of the 10th to nail down his fifth save of the season.
Kyle Seager crushed a three-run homer and added an RBI single, Ryan slammed a
three-run shot and Smoak added a solo homer in the victory.
Gerardo Parra and Aaron Hill clubbed solo home runs, while Paul Goldschmidt
added a solo shot and a two-run base hit in defeat for the Diamondbacks, who
have dropped three of their last four contests.
Seattle struck first in the second via a solo shot from Smoak, and added
another run in its next at-bat on an RBI base hit into left field by Seager,
but the Diamondbacks plated three runs in the home third to take the lead.
Willie Bloomquist kicked the inning off with a triple over the head of
Franklin Gutierrez in center field and scored on a sacrifice fly by Hill for
the first run of the frame. Justin Upton reached on an error and Jason Kubel
laced a double into the right field corner to put runners on second and third
before Goldschmidt drove home Upton and Kubel with a base hit to make it 3-2.
Parra and Hill roped solo shots in the fourth to extend the Arizona lead to
5-2, but it wouldn't last as the M's put up six runs in the fifth to take an
Suzuki singled and Gutierrez walked before Seager got a hold of a fastball
from Arizona starter Daniel Hudson and crushed it deep into the right field
seats to tie the game at five. Jesus Montero and Michael Saunders hit
back-to-back singles to chase Hudson. Craig Breslow entered and struck out
Smoak and Ackley, but left a pitch up to Ryan, who deposited it into the pool
beyond the fence in right-center to make it 8-5.
"I'm just in a stretch right now where I'm making good pitches but balls are
finding holes and I just can't make a pitch to get out of an inning," said
Arizona responded with three runs in the home fifth to tie the game at eight.
Goldschmidt launched a solo shot to straightaway center field for the first
run of the frame. Lyle Overbay punched a pinch-hit RBI single into center
later in the frame and Bloomquist capped the inning with an RBI single into
Kubel ripped a single up the middle to start the Arizona sixth and made it to
third on two consecutive wild pitches by Mariners reliever Lucas Luetge before
scoring on a base hit by Miguel Montero to give the D-Backs a 9-8 lead.
Ryan drew a one-out walk in the Mariners eighth and went first-to-third on a
pinch-hit single by John Jaso. Suzuki then lofted a sacrifice to center to
bring home Ryan, tying the game at nine.
Suzuki finished 4-for-5 and recorded his 2,500th career hit with a single up
the middle to lead off the game...Arizona fell to 8-6 in interleague play this
season and 50-61 all-time against the American League at home...Furbush has
recorded at least one strikeout in each of his last 14 games...Mariners
starter Erasmo Ramirez allowed five runs -- four earned -- on seven hits and a
walk with five strikeouts over four innings...Hudson gave up seven runs on 10
hits and two walks with six strikeouts in four frames...Seattle went 5-for-10
with runners in scoring position and left six on base.
06/20 03:34:30 ET