Friday, June 29, 2012

Cameron's Grand Slam Sends Mariners to Series

The Seattle Mariners defeated the Kansas Royals 4 games to 2 in their semi-final playoff series.  A recap of the games:

KC 3, SEA 2 - Hanley Ramirez and Chipper Jones hit back-to-back homers in the bottom of the 8th off reliever Joe Nelson

KC 5, SEA 4 (12) - Hanley Ramirez hit a walk off homer in the bottom of the 12th with a towering shot to LF.  Royals leads 2 games to 0 as the series shifts to Seattle

SEA 4, KC 1 - Mike Mussina allowed 1 run in the complete game victory.  A-Rod's 3 run blast in the 6th was the deciding factor.

SEA 6, KC 4 - Mariners play for the big inning again in the 6th by putting 6 across in the frame. Jose Reyes 2 rbi double put the Mariners ahead.  Royals add 2 against the Seattle bullpen to pull it close in the end.  K-Rod loads the bases in the 9th but Chipper Jones ends the game with grounder to Jose Reyes.

SEA 10, KC 5 - Roy Oswalt continues his great postseason and loses his shutout bid in the 9th.  Mariners enter the 9th up 10-0.  Royals rally for 5 in the 9th off Dan Sarate and Oswalt but fall short.  Mariners now lead 3 games to 2 as the series heads back to Kansas City for game 6.

SEA 5, KC 2 - Mike Cameron slugs a grand slam in the top of the 9th to take a 5-2 lead and the Mariners hold on to advance to the World Series vs. the Angels.

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