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August 12, 2009 at 11:03 PM

Mariners finally win it, 1-0 in 14th inning

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We told you earlier on that any one mistake in this game could be the difference between victory and defeat.
Well, neither team made one when it truly mattered.
That’s one reason the Mariners held on long enough to finally triumph, 1-0, on a Ken Griffey Jr. single to the right field corner in the 14th inning off reliever Tony Pena.
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It was the first time in Mariners franchise history they had gone scoreless through 12 innings of a game.
Both teams did make their share of mistakes. That error by Alexi Ramirez on the sure double-play grounder that left the bases loaded and one out in the eighth looked to be critical for Chicago. But Mark Buehrle pitched out of that jam and lived to tell about it, leaving after that frame with his pitch count at 107.
Then, you had the Adrian Beltre throwing error in the ninth that left a runner at second with one out, But Sean White got consecutive groundouts to escape that threat and keep the scoreless affair going.
Not often you witness the kind of pitching we saw tonight. For fans of mound action, this was a treat.
Felix Hernandez was full value for his seven shutout innings and the defenders on both treams came up huge.
Rob Johnson saved the night in the 10th inning by picking off lead runner Scott Podsednik at third base after the White Sox had put runners at the corners with only one out.

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