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Mariners show grit
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Mariners 9, Angels 6
Ichiro Suzuki and Kenji Johjima scored in the third inning. (Ted S. Warren/AP)
Kenji Johjima went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, and Wladimir Balentien, Jeremy Reed and Yuniesky Betancourt each drove in a pair as the Mariners used a late rally to surge past the American League West champion Angels and snap a 12-game losing streak.
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Series at a glance:
LAA
LA Angels (97-60)
Lost 1
Seattle 9, LA Angels 6   SEA
Seattle (58-99)
Won 1
September 23, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Angels
0 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 0   6 10 1
Seattle
0 0 2 0 0 4 3 0 X   9 13 1
Standings thru 9/23/08  |  Recap: LAA | SEA  |  Gameday  |  Angels stats  |  Mariners stats
LA Angels AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Figgins, 3B 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 .277
Anderson, G, LF 5 0 2 0 0 2 1 .299
Teixeira, 1B 3 0 0 0 2 1 3 .304
Guerrero, DH 3 0 0 1 1 1 2 .301
Hunter, To, CF 5 0 0 0 0 0 6 .277
Kendrick, H, 2B 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 .309
  Rodriguez, S, 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .194
  a-Morales, K, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Matthews, RF 3 2 1 2 1 0 0 .240
Napoli, C 4 1 3 3 0 0 0 .250
Aybar, SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .276
Totals 36 6 10 6 5 4 14  

a-Flied out for Rodriguez, S in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Matthews (8, 2nd inning off Feierabend, 1 on, 2 out), Napoli (19, 4th inning off Feierabend, 2 on, 0 out).
TB: Figgins 2; Napoli 6; Kendrick, H 2; Anderson, G 2; Matthews 4.
RBI: Matthews 2 (44), Napoli 3 (44), Guerrero (87).
2-out RBI: Matthews 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hunter, To 3; Guerrero; Aybar; Teixeira.
SF: Guerrero.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Napoli (6, 2nd base off Green, S/Johjima).
CS: Figgins (12, 2nd base by Feierabend/Johjima).

FIELDING
E: Aybar (16, fielding).

 
Seattle AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Suzuki, I, RF 5 1 1 0 0 0 3 .312
Betancourt, Y, SS 5 1 3 2 0 2 0 .270
Ibanez, DH 4 2 1 0 1 2 2 .300
Lopez, Jo, 1B 5 1 1 0 0 0 3 .295
Reed, J, CF 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 .269
Balentien, LF 4 2 1 2 0 2 1 .203
Tuiasosopo, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .143
  Cairo, 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246
Johjima, C 4 1 3 3 0 0 1 .221
Valbuena, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .189
Totals 38 9 13 9 2 9 18  

BATTING
2B: Suzuki, I (19, Weaver), Balentien (11, Weaver), Johjima (19, Weaver).
3B: Tuiasosopo (1, Weaver).
TB: Betancourt, Y 3; Suzuki, I 2; Ibanez; Tuiasosopo 3; Reed, J 2; Johjima 4; Lopez, Jo; Balentien 2.
RBI: Betancourt, Y 2 (47), Reed, J 2 (30), Balentien 2 (21), Johjima 3 (36).
2-out RBI: Betancourt, Y 2; Johjima 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Suzuki, I 2; Valbuena.
Team RISP: 6-for-15.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Betancourt, Y (4, 2nd base off Jepsen/Napoli).

FIELDING
E: Tuiasosopo (2, throw).

 
LA Angels IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Weaver 5.2 9 6 6 0 8 0 4.33
Jepsen (L, 0-1) 0.2 2 3 2 2 0 0 4.50
Speier, J 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.13
Loux, S 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.13
 
Seattle IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Feierabend 3.2 7 5 5 3 3 2 7.71
Green, S 2.1 3 1 1 1 0 0 4.80
Corcoran (W, 6-2) 2.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.26
Putz (S, 14) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.65

Game Scores: Weaver , Feierabend .
WP: Speier, J, Feierabend.
Pitches-strikes: Weaver 99-68, Jepsen 23-10, Speier, J 16-9, Loux, S 11-8, Feierabend 84-48, Green, S 43-28, Corcoran 27-16, Putz 11-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Weaver 5-2, Jepsen 1-1, Speier, J 2-1, Loux, S 2-0, Feierabend 2-4, Green, S 5-3, Corcoran 4-2, Putz 0-1.
Batters faced: Weaver 26, Jepsen 6, Speier, J 4, Loux, S 4, Feierabend 20, Green, S 12, Corcoran 7, Putz 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Jepsen 1-0, Speier, J 2-1, Green, S 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Chuck Meriwether. 1B: Mike Muchlinski. 2B: Tim Welke. 3B: Bill Welke.
Weather: 58 degrees, clear.
Wind: 3 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:51.
Att: 19,065.
Venue: Safeco Field.
September 23, 2008
September 23, 2008

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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