Mariners, Smoak top Giants in ninth

3:35 PM, Jun 17, 2012   |    comments
Seattle Mariners shortstop Munenori Kawasaki rounds third base and later scores the game winning run against the San Francisco Giants in the 9th inning at Safeco Field. Seattle defeated San Francisco 2-1. (PHOTO: US PRESSWIRE)
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SEATTLE, WA - Justin Smoak hit a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning on Sunday and the Mariners edged the Giants, 2-1, in the finale of a three-game series.

Tom Wilhelmsen (3-1) escaped a bases-loaded jam in the top of the ninth and Seattle began the bottom half with back-to-back singles off of Sergio Romo (2-1). Javier Lopez entered and allowed Smoak's one-out line drive to left field, which scored pinch-runner Munenori Kawasaki from second base.

Felix Hernandez gave up one run over seven innings in his second start back from injury for the Mariners, who won the last two games of this series after suffering six straight losses.

San Francisco starter Madison Bumgarner allowed one run on three hits over eight innings. He retired 17 straight batters after Dustin Ackley's sacrifice fly in the second inning.

Angel Pagan had an RBI single in the first for the Giants, losers of three of their last four games.

 

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