Unearned Runs Earn M’S Win 43,874 Bat-Night Fans Witness Seattle Comeback
Jay Buhner’s grounder and Warren Newson’s double scored runs in the seventh inning as the Seattle Mariners beat the Cleveland Indians 5-3 Saturday night.
With the score tied 3-3, the Mariners scored two unearned runs in the seventh. Luis Sojo got aboard on second baseman Carlos Baerga’s fielding error, Edgar Martinez walked and Tino Martinez hit into a fielder’s choice with Sojo going to third and Edgar Martinez being called out at second.
Buhner followed with a two-hop grounder to third baseman Jim Thome, who threw home to catcher Tony Pena, who dropped the throw. Tino Martinez scored from second on Newson’s ground-rule double over the left-field fence.
Chris Bosio (7-5) pitched seven strong innings to break a personal four-game losing streak for his first victory since June 29.
Bosio gave up seven hits and three runs.
Alan Embree (1-2) was the victim of Baerga’s 13th error of the season in Seattle’s two-run seventh.
Bobby Ayala pitched the ninth for his 16th save.
Cleveland took a 3-0 lead in the third inning on Albert Belle’s three-run homer, his 19th of the season.
The Mariners got an RBI single from Mike Blowers in the fourth after walks by Charles Nagy to Buhner and Newson.
In the sixth, Seattle tied the score at 3-3 on Dan Wilson’s two-run single.
Nagy failed in a bid for a careerbest sixth win in a row. He gave up three runs on six hits and five walks in 5 2-3 innings.
The largest Kingdome crowd of the season - 43,874 - watched the game on a bat-night promotion. The previous largest home crowd for the Mariners was 40,653 for a May 13 game against Chicago, a T-shirt promotion… Nagy (0-5) still has not won in his career in Seattle. Seattle and California are the only teams with winning records against the Indians this season.
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