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Lopez singles in winning run as Mariners to Padres

Jun 10, 2007 - 6:43 AM SAN DIEGO (Ticker) -- Jose Lopez drove in two runs, including the go-ahead tally in the ninth inning, as the Seattle Mariners rallied from four runs down to post a 6-5 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday.

Lopez hit a pitch from reliever Doug Brocail (2-1) up the middle to plate pinch runner Willie Bloomquist as the Mariners improved to 13-5 since May 22.

Bloomquist ran for Ben Broussard, who singled to lead off the inning. Ichiro Suzuki sacrificed Bloomquist to second and Lopez came through with the clutch hit.

"I was not trying to do too much, just get a line drive base-hit," Lopez said. "I had (good) concentration. I saw the shortstop try to knock it down, but it went right through the middle. I got lucky that it didn't hit the base."

Sean Green (1-1) pitched two scoreless innings and J. J. Putz threw a scoreless ninth for his 17th save in as many chances.

"It's a good win," Green said. "We just keep pulling them off. That's a good crew out there and it's a different guy out there each night, so it's pretty special."

One night after the San Diego Padres erased a four-run deficit to force extra innings in a game their lost 6-5, Seattle did the same, with Richie Sexson's eighth-inning solo shot off Scott Linebrink tying the game at 5-5.

The Mariners scored four times off the Padres' bullpen, spoiling a solid effort from David Wells, who allowed three runs and six hits innings and left after yielding consecutive hits to Kenji Johjima and Adrian Beltre in the seventh.

Heath Bell then allowed RBI singles to Ichiro and Lopez to cut the Padres' deficit to 5-4.

"That's the way the game is," Bell said. "Our luck has just been kind of bad the last two nights. It's been punch-and-judy hits, a little thing here and there. That's just the way it goes. We'll bounce back."

Prior to this poor showing the San Diego bullpen had been nearly flawless, allowing just six of 46 inherited runners to score.

"I think we're so used to (the bullpen's) perfection that a game like this sort of shocks you," Black said. "But, that's part of the game. These guys have been so good for so long, but they're human."

Seattle jumped out to an early lead after Ichiro led off the game with a single and scored on a double to left by Raul Ibanez.

In the bottom half of the frame, Mike Cameron doubled to open the scoring for San Diego and Russell Branyan hit a sacrifice fly to push the Padres' lead to 2-1.

San Diego tacked on three more in the fifth against Jason Davis, who entered the game when Seattle starter Jeff Weaver left due to stiffness in his lower back. Davis walked leadoff hitter Khalil Greene and gave up run-scoring singles to Jose Cruz, Jr. and Adrian Gonzalez.

Weaver made his first start since May 10 after being on the disabled list with tendinitis in his throwing shoulder. He left in the fourth inning after allowing two runs and two hits and throwing just 58 pitches.

Yuniesky Betancourt extended his hitting streak to a major-league best 20 games with a single in the fifth.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    SEATTLE 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 6 11 2
    SAN DIEGO 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 5 7 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: SEA - JEFF WEAVER, JASON DAVIS (5TH), SEAN GREEN (7TH), J.J. PUTZ
    (9TH) AND KENJI JOHJIMA
    SDG - DAVID WELLS, HEATH BELL (7TH), SCOTT LINEBRINK
    (8TH), DOUG BROCAIL

    Jun 10 1:01 AM


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    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOSE LOPEZ SCORED WILLIE BLOOMQUIST.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J LOPEZ ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 6
    SAN DIEGO 5 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: J GUILLEN (.266, 0-FOR-4)

    Mariners vs. PadresJun 10 12:40 AM
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    roots
    RUWTbot Took away 25 roots (Close Finish)

    Mariners vs. PadresJun 10 12:40 AM
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    RUWTbot Added 60 roots (Close Finish)

    Mariners vs. PadresJun 10 12:34 AM


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    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY RICHIE SEXSON (9) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 8TH OFF SCOTT LINEBRINK.
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 5, SAN DIEGO 5
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: K JOHJIMA (.330, 1-FOR-3)

    Mariners vs. PadresJun 10 12:30 AM


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    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOSE LOPEZ SCORED JOSE VIDRO.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J LOPEZ ON FIRST, I SUZUKI ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 4
    SAN DIEGO 5 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: J GUILLEN (.267, 0-FOR-3)

    Mariners vs. PadresJun 10 12:05 AM


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    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ICHIRO SUZUKI SCORED ADRIAN BELTRE AND YUNIESKY
    BETANCOURT.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, I SUZUKI ON FIRST, J VIDRO ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 3
    SAN DIEGO 5 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: J LOPEZ (.296, 0-FOR-3)

    Mariners vs. PadresJun 10 12:03 AM


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    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ADRIAN GONZALEZ SCORED DAVID WELLS.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, A GONZALEZ ON FIRST, J CRUZ JR ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 1
    SAN DIEGO 5 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: M CAMERON (.234, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Mariners vs. PadresJun 9 11:34 PM


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    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOSE CRUZ JR SCORED ROB BOWEN.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J CRUZ JR ON FIRST, D WELLS ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 1
    SAN DIEGO 4 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: A GONZALEZ (.290, 0-FOR-2)

    Mariners vs. PadresJun 9 11:32 PM


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    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    WILD PITCH BY JASON DAVIS ALLOWED KHALIL GREENE TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D WELLS ON FIRST, R BOWEN ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 1
    SAN DIEGO 3 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: J CRUZ JR (.271, 1-FOR-2)

    Mariners vs. PadresJun 9 11:32 PM


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    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY RUSSELL BRANYAN SCORED ADRIAN GONZALEZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M CAMERON ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 1
    SAN DIEGO 2 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: K KOUZMANOFF (.215, 4 HR, 25 RBI)

    Mariners vs. PadresJun 9 10:29 PM


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    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY MIKE CAMERON SCORED JOSE CRUZ JR.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M CAMERON ON SECOND, A GONZALEZ ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 1
    SAN DIEGO 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: R BRANYAN (.242, 4 HR, 13 RBI)

    Mariners vs. PadresJun 9 10:27 PM


  • ML
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    SEATTLE 1 1 2 0
    SAN DIEGO 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: SEA - JEFF WEAVER
    SDG - DAVID WELLS

    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: M GILES (.271, 3 HR, 23 RBI)
    J CRUZ JR (.268, 5 HR, 14 RBI)
    A GONZALEZ (.292, 12 HR, 41 RBI)

    Mariners vs. PadresJun 9 10:18 PM