Seattle Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders was named to the All-WBC (World Baseball Classic) team along with USA’s David Wright and the Dominican Republic’s Robinson Cano.
The Mariners were all even with the Rays after Justin Smoak’s sacrifice fly off of Fernando Rodney in the ninth inning, who came into the game with a 0.82 ERA and the AL lead in saves. Chone Figgins stood on third, and Eric Thames fell into an 0-2 hole. Thames took a pitch and then focused on low and away. He was able to flip Rodney’s next changeup into short right field to score Figgins and snap the two long streaks.