SEATTLE — Ryan Langerhans scored from second base on an infield single by Ichiro Suzuki with two outs in the bottom of the 10th and the Seattle Mariners won their first extra-inning game of the season 2-1 over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.
Just hours after Ken Griffey Jr., the greatest player in Mariners’ history, announced his sudden retirement, arguably the player next in the pecking order came through.
On the 11th pitch of the at-bat from reliever Jose Mijeras, Suzuki hit a ground ball up the middle. Matt Tolbert made a diving stop and attempted to force Josh Wilson at second base. But his flip to shortstop J.J. Hardy was late and Langerhans never stopped rounding third and scored easily.