Mariners Blow Lead, Get Walked-Off On

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The Mariners blew a 5-4 lead with two outs in the ninth inning on Sunday, and then promptly lost in 11 innings to the Chicago White Sox by a score of 6-5.

With two outs in the ninth, Brad Miller threw away the game-ending out on a groundball, allowing the tying run to score to make it 5-5. In the 11th, Tyler Saladino singled off David Rollins with two outs as well to win the game.

The M’s had a 4-1 lead early thanks to a pair of two-run homers by Kyle Seager and Austin Jackson. Each player finished a hit short of the cycle. Jackson finished a double shy while Seager finished a triple away.

Edgar Olmos pitched valiantly in a starting role for the M’s, allowing three runs in five innings. He left with a 4-3 lead, which Mayckol Guaipe surrendered by allowing a home run in the seventh.

Seager gave the M’s the lead in the eighth on a two-out single to make it 5-4. Carson Smith was looking for the five-out save after coming on in the eighth inning, and he would have had it if not for the Miller misplay.

The Mariners finish the series with a 61-70 overall record. They will take their act against the Astros next. Vidal Nuno will start for Felix, who is getting some rest with a skipped start.

This was the Mariners MLB-high 21st extra-inning game of the year.

Go M’s!

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