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August 18, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Mariners win on a 3-2 walkoff in bottom of the ninth

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John Jaso hit a bases loaded sacrifice fly (photo above) in the bottom of the ninth off Casey Fien to deliver a 3-2 win to the Mariners over the Minnesta Twins.
Seattle’s fourth straight win did not involve a classic ninth inning rally. Michael Saunders opened with a single, then took second as Justin Morneau held on to a Brendan Ryan bunt too long and allowed everyone to be safe.
A walk to Dustin Ackley loaded the bases and then Fien came on to face pinch-hitter Jaso, who worked the count full, then drove a ball to left field. There was no way the throw in would beat the fast-running Saunders, so, the M’s, trailing in the seventh, get the victory.
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Tom Wilhelmsen picks up the win, having retired Josh Willingham with the bases loaded to end the top of the ninth.

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