There was a time when it looked as if the Mariners might never score again, but Jesus Montero tied it up in the sixth with a two run homer and then Kendrys Morales had the pinch-hit single in the seventh for a 3-2 win by the Mariners.
After those 13 runners were stranded last night, it was deja vu time in this one until Montero’s hit.
The Mariners kept piling up baserunners with nothing to show for it until Montero delivered the big blow of the game. And that now assures the Mariners of at least a split of this four-game series.
Things got a bit dicey in the ninth when Tom Wilhelmsen came on to replace Felix Hernandez with the latter’s pitch count at a modest 95. After a one-out single by Josh Hamilton and then a two-out steal, Wilhelmsen retired Howie Kendrick on a soft liner to second baseman Dustin Ackley to preserve the win.