Final

Series: Game 2 of 4

Series tied 1-1 (as of 9/14)

Game 1: Monday, September 13
Anaheim5Final
Seattle1
Game 2: Tuesday, September 14
Anaheim2Final
Seattle3
Game 3: Wednesday, September 15
Anaheim0Final
Seattle1
Game 4: Thursday, September 16
Anaheim6Final
in 10
Seattle1

Angels 2

(82-62, 41-31 away)

Mariners 3

(54-90, 35-39 home)

10:05 PM ET, September 14, 2004

Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington 

123456789 R H E
ANA 000000002 2 8 0
SEA 00001020 - 3 7 0

W: B. Madritsch (5-2)

L: J. Washburn (11-7)

S: J. Putz (7)

Ichiro with one hit win victory

SEATTLE (AP) -- Bobby Madritsch threw a wet towel in disgust,

"I'm happy we won, but I was kind of mad I got out there and I just didn't do the job in the last inning," he said. "That's what I'm upset about."

Madritsch pitched shutout ball into the ninth inning to beat Jarrod Washburn, and the Seattle Mariners hung on to defeat the Anaheim Angels 3-2 Tuesday night.

Ichiro Suzuki got his first extra-base hit in 10 games, an RBI double in the fifth. He went 1-for-4 and with 232 hits is 25 shy of George Sisler's 84-year-old season record with 18 games left.

Pinch-hitter Randy Winn hit a two-run, two-out homer in the seventh off Brendan Donnelly after Hiram Bocachica doubled off Washburn (11-7) leading off.

Madritsch (5-2), a 28-year-old left-hander who pitched eight scoreless innings in a 7-1 win over Boston last week, didn't allow a run until Garret Anderson's one-out RBI single in the ninth. He gave up six singles, struck out seven and walked two.

He didn't argue with manager Bob Melvin when he came out to get him after his 122nd pitch.

"He told me before I went out in the ninth, (Ron) Villone and (J.J.) Putz were going to be warming up in the bullpen just in case I got into trouble," Madritsch said. "When they got those two hits off me, I knew that was it."

Madritsch lowered his ERA to 3.03 in 8 1-3 innings, giving up two runs and six hits with two walks, with seven strikeouts. He's made eight starts and pitched in 12 games since being called up from Triple-A Tacoma July 21.

"You couldn't ask for anything more. He pitched his heart out again against another good lineup," Melvin said.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia was surprised by Madritsch, who doesn't have an overpowering fastball.

"He is real sneaky," Scioscia said. "He had a lot of life on his fastball -- late life -- and a changeup and a slider that will keep guys off balance."

Putz allowed a two-out single to Bengie Molina and a run-scoring infield single to Chone Figgins. With runners on first and second, Putz retired pinch-hitter Jeff DaVanon on a lineout to Suzuki in right for his seventh save.

Anaheim, 11-4 against Seattle this season, remained two games back of AL West-leading Oakland and 4½ games behind Boston in the wild-card race. The Angels have six games left with the Athletics.

"We can't afford to lose any more games in this stretch," Jose Guillen said. "So it's tough when you lose. Everybody has to realize that we have to do our best."

Teammate Troy Glaus said the Angels' two three-games with Oakland will decisive, though.

"We still have six games with them," he said. "The bottom line is it will come down to how we play in those six games."

Washburn gave up two runs and six hits in 6 2-3 innings, losing for the third time in four decisions. He's 4-6 since opening the season at 7-1.

Washburn refused to second-guess Scioscia for bringing in Donnelly with Willie Bloomquist due up in the seventh. Winn then pinch hit for Bloomquist.

"I had as much left then as I had at the beginning of the game," Washburn said. "But in that situation and matchup, it was the right move to bring in Donnelly."

Winn was supposed to have the night off, but he had an idea he would be called to pinch hit.

"I usually get ready about the fifth or sixth inning just in case," he said. "I try to relax for most of the day and then prepare myself to come in later."

Game notes


The Mariners have four pinch homers this the season. It was the third pinch-homer of Winn's career. ... Suzuki's RBI double in the fifth ended an 0-for-23 streak by the Mariners with runners in scoring position.

Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press

SPONSORED HEADLINES