Final in 10
6:40 PM ET, April 14, 2009
Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
Shields' error hands M's win in 10th; Griffey goes 1-for-3 in return to Seattle
SEATTLE -- Ken Griffey Jr. had only one concern about his first Mariners home game in 10 years."Don't trip on the red carpet!" the 39-year-old slugger said.The Mariners rolled out that and much more for Griffey in their latest -- and perhaps loudest -- home opener since 1982.
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• Ken Griffey Jr. went 1-for-3 in his return to Seattle. This was Griffey's first home game with the Mariners since Sept. 26, 1999.
• Franklin Gutierrez scored the winning run on a throwing error by pitcher Scot Shields in the 10th inning. Shields became the first pitcher to commit a game-ending error vs. Seattle since John Rocker did so as an Indian in 2001. Shields and Rocker are the only two pitchers to commit a game-ending error against Seattle.
• With two hits, Mariners right fielder Endy Chavez has now hit safely in all eight games this season.
• Angels righty Shane Loux got the no-decision in his first start since Sept. 24, 2003.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Two of Hunter's three career hits off Silva are home runs, in 10 at-bats. ... Mariners RF Ichiro Suzuki (bleeding ulcer) is expected to return from the disabled list Wednesday. ... Los Angeles manager Mike Scioscia said LHP Darren Oliver is likely to start Saturday in Minnesota as a stopgap while the Angels continue to adjust the rotation without Adenhart.
Regular Season Series
|Los Angeles leads 10-9 (as of Tue 4/14)|
|» Tue 4/14||@SEA 3, LAA 2||Box Score|
|Wed 4/15||@SEA 11, LAA 3||Recap|
|Thu 4/16||LAA 5, @SEA 1||Recap|
|Fri 4/24||SEA 8, @LAA 3||Recap|
|Sat 4/25||SEA 9, @LAA 8||Recap|
|Sun 4/26||@LAA 8, SEA 0||Recap|
|Mon 5/18||LAA 10, @SEA 6||Recap|
|Tue 5/19||LAA 6, @SEA 5||Recap|
|Wed 5/20||@SEA 1, LAA 0||Recap|
|Thu 5/21||LAA 3, @SEA 0||Recap|
|Fri 5/29||SEA 5, @LAA 2||Recap|
|Sat 5/30||SEA 4, @LAA 3||Recap|
|Sun 5/31||@LAA 9, SEA 8||Recap|
|Mon 8/31||LAA 10, @SEA 0||Recap|
|Tue 9/1||@SEA 2, LAA 1||Recap|
|Wed 9/2||@SEA 3, LAA 0||Recap|
|Tue 9/8||@LAA 3, SEA 2||Recap|
|Wed 9/9||@LAA 6, SEA 3||Recap|
|Thu 9/10||@LAA 3, SEA 0||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Angels | Mariners|
|1st||A Beltre grounded into fielder's choice to pitcher, R Cedeno scored, K Griffey Jr out at second.||0||1|
|4th||V Guerrero grounded out to third, H Kendrick scored.||1||1|
|5th||E Chavez singled to right center, F Gutierrez scored, Y Betancourt thrown out at third.||1||2|
|6th||T Hunter homered to left.||2||2|
|10th||Y Betancourt sacrificed to first, F Gutierrez to third, Y Betancourt safe at first on throwing error by pitcher S Shields. F Gutierrez scored on throwing error by pitcher S Shields.||2||3|
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|Stadium||Safeco Field, Seattle, WA|
|Attendance||45,958 (96.6% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||48 degrees, partly cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - John Hirschbeck, First Base - Wally Bell, Second Base - Marty Foster, Third Base - Marvin Hudson|