Morban Hits Walk-Off Single To Lift Mariners Over Angels 9-8
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(1090 The Fan) – Left fielder Julio Morban hit a walk-off single with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning lifting the Seattle Mariners to a 9-8 come-from-behind victory over the Los Angeles Angels Monday afternoon in Peoria.
Morban, who has struggled with injuries ever since signing as a non-drafted free agent in 2008, took advantage of a Francisco Martinez triple with just one out.
Seattle (3-1) was down by five runs in the bottom of the seventh, but managed to tally seven over their final three at-bats. The rally included a four-run eighth sparked by a Brendan Ryan homer.
Monday’s comeback victory extends Seattle’s winning streak to three games.
The 30-year-old Jeremy Bonderman, who is trying to secure a spot in Seattle’s rotation after missing the past two seasons and undergoing elbow surgery last year, allowed two hits and a walk in his lone inning of work.
“It wasn’t the way I wanted it go, but it was good to get out there and get my feet wet again,” Bonderman said. “It was good to get the first one out of the way, but it’s no excuse. I have to go out there and get outs.”
Angels catcher and Federal Way native Hank Conger went 3-for-3 with a double, home run and 5 RBI.
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