Mariners 6, Brewers 5
MILWAUKEE (AP) _ Edgar Martinez delivered an RBI-triple to key a three-run eighth inning and the Seattle Mariners came from behind to defeat Milwaukee 6-5 Saturday.
Luis Sojo started the winning rally with a single and came around on Martinez’ triple against loser Ricky Bones (1-4). After Ricky Jordan’s sacrifice fly scored the tying run, Jay Buhner, who had walked, moved to third on a single by Russ Davis. Reliever Mark Kiefer then balked, scoring Buhner.
The Mariners picked up three quick runs against Bones in the first, jumping on his first nine pitches. He allowed a sacrifice fly by Martinez, an RBI-double by Buhner and Paul Sorrento’s RBI-single before settling down.
The Brewers got a run back against Sterling Hitchcock in the third when Jeff Cirillo walked, went to third on a double by Pat Listach and scored on Kevin Seitzer’s sacrifice fly in the third.
Then, in the fifth, Mike Matheny walked, moved up on Cirillo’s second hit and scored when Greg Vaughn snapped an 0-for-10 stretch with a two-out RBI-single. John Jaha followed with a two-run double, his second hit of the game, to chase Hitchcock. Matt Mieske made it 5-3 with a RBI-single off reliever Bob Wells (1-0).
Hitchcock, who was going for his seventh straight victory over two seasons, allowed five runs, walked three and struck out three in 4 2-3 innings. Norm Charlton got the last five outs for his third save.
Notes: Randy Johnson, who left Friday night’s game with a stiff lower back, is not expected to miss his scheduled start Wednesday against the Texas Rangers. ... The Mariners have turned 26 double plays in their first 24 games. ... The Brewers gave free general parking during the three-game series with Seattle if the fans arrived more than 90 minutes before the game. ... Listach made his fourth start and third in a row in center field for Milwaukee.