Vidro's Two-Out Single in Eighth Wins It for Seattle

Mariners top Orioles 4-2
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 23, 2008 12:52 AM CDT
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez throws against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 22, 2008, in Seattle.    (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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(Newser) – Jose Vidro's two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the eighth broke a 2-all tie, and Arthur Rhodes picked up his first win in nearly three years as the Seattle Mariners beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 on Tuesday night. Seattle closer J.J. Putz returned after missing 18 games with a ribcage injury to pitch the ninth for his second save in three chances.

The Mariners' rally started with Yuniesky Betancourt's line drive double to right-center off Baltimore starter Jeremy Guthrie to open the eighth, beating Adam Jones' throw with a headfirst slide. Guthrie appeared he was going to escape the jam, fooling Ichiro Suzuki, who weakly fouled out behind home plate on an off-speed pitch for the first out.