Catcher Mike Zunino came to the plate with a runner on and two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. Having already smoked a long ball in the third inning, it was up to him to come through again in the clutch.
He didn’t disappoint. The Mariners won 6-5, allowing them to reach .500 for the first time since May 10. They’re 9-1 in the last 10 games.
It would have only been a game-tying dinger, though, had outfielder Ben Gamel not singled in the at-bat immediately before.