SEATTLE (Ticker) -- Randy Winn's homer in the 12th inning
helped the Seattle Mariners complete a doubleheader sweep of the
Kansas City Royals, 5-3.
Kansas City's Matt Kinney (3-5) started the 12th and Ichiro
Suzuki hit a dribbler to the right side of the mound and reached
safely for his 50th hit this month. Winn followed and ripped a
2-2 pitch just over the right field wall.
The Mariners rallied for an 8-7 win in the first game of the
doubleheader and found themselves trailing 3-2 in the second
game entering the bottom half of the ninth. Bret Boone started
the inning with a two-base hit off Kansas City closer Jeremy
Affeldt and Jolbert Cabrera followed two batters later with a
After Mariners reliever Shigetoshi Hasegawa held the Royals
scoreless in the ninth and 10th, Cha Seung Baek (1-0) came on
and struck out two in two innings to earn his first major league
Seattle starter Bobby Madritsch surrendered run-scoring hits to
Desi Relaford and Joe Randa in the first inning but did not
allow another run over the next seven innings. He scattered
seven hits, issued three walks and struck out a career-high
Raul Ibanez singled in a run in the third and Cabrera added a
solo shot in the fourth to cut Seattle's deficit to 3-2.
Suzuki scored twice and had three hits in the nightcap and
became the first player in major league history to notch three
50-hit months in a season.