With the game tied at 8 in the seventh, center fielder Kenny Lofton went over the wall to rob a two-run homer and doubled off the baserunner to end the threat. The veteran then drove in the deciding run a half-inning later. The victory had a dark lining, however, as Mark Teixeira left with a concussion.
Ichiro Suzuki started the game with a single to extend his hitting streak to 25 games, a Mariners record, but Adrian Beltre's bid for a go-ahead, two-run shot in the seventh was robbed by Kenny Lofton. Beltre left the game with a sprained left thumb an inning later.
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