The Mariners used single runs in the eighth and ninth innings on Monday night, including a solo homer by Adrian Beltre off Mariano Rivera, to earn the series split in New York. Starter Miguel Batista pitched 6 1/3 solid innings, and George Sherrill got the win in relief. J.J. Putz collected his seventh save.
Mariano Rivera was unable to keep the Mariners at bay on Monday, allowing a game-deciding solo blast to Adrian Beltre in the ninth. Matt DeSalvo pitched very well over seven innings in his debut, allowing one run on three hits.
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