Yes, the Mariners gave up 7 runs in the 3rd, and yes, the Mariners were walked yet again the precipice of doom, and yes, Nelson Cruz, came to the rescue!
Nelson Cruz homered twice, improving his MLB-best total to eight. He also singled through the left side with the bases loaded and two outs in the ninth inning as the Mariners came from behind to defeat Texas 11-10 on Sunday at Safeco Field.
‘This team is a very gritty bunch. They’re built for this. They’re tough. Character-wise they’re tough,” Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon said. ”We have a nice mix of veterans and young players. This team is built for greatness. I don’t know what’s going to happen but I like where we are.”
SB: L. Morrison
2B: R Cano
HR: A Jackson, N Cruz 2HR
Yoervis Medina (1-0), 1 inning, 1 k, 0 runs
Tex: Neftali Feliz (0-2) Blown Save, 1 1/3 innings, 1k, 2 runs
SSU Player of the Game:
Nelson Cruz- who’s two home runs put the Mariner’s over the top again.
Next Side Up:
Hisashi Iwakuma will get the start on Monday night when Seattle opens a three-game series against Houston. 7pm (Root)