Sweeney Hits Game Winner

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Designated hitter Mike Sweeney's RBI double in the ninth inning gave the Seattle Mariners a come-from-behind 7-6 win over the Texas Rangers at Surprise Stadium.

Milton Bradley finished 3-for-3 with a double, stolen base and a run scored. He is now batting .324 (12x37) with four doubles, five RBI and three stolen bases this spring. Sweeney went 4-for-5 with two doubles, two runs scored and three RBI and is now batting .559 (19x34) with eight runs, six doubles, two home runs and 10 RBI.

Third baseman Jose Lopez finished the day 2-for-4 with the game-tying home run in the eighth inning and continued to play solid defense at third base, fielding all nine opportunities that came his way including seven assists.

Catcher Adam Moore drove in a run on a fourth inning double to center field that brought the Mariners to within one run.

Relievers Jesus Colomé (5th), Brandon League (6th), Mark Lowe (7th), David Aardsma (8th) and Steven Bray (9th) each tossed scoreless frames. Colomé dropped his spring ERA to 1.64 (2 ER, 11.0 IP) in 10 appearances.

Aardsma (1-1) collected the win, and Bray notched the save (#1) by retiring Josh Hamilton, Vladimir Guerrero and Nelson Cruz in order in the ninth inning.

The club will end their stint in Arizona with a 12:05 game against the Chicago White Sox tomorrow at Peoria Stadium. RHP Ian Snell will get the start for the Mariners, making his sixth appearance of the spring. The game against the White Sox will be broadcast on 710 ESPN Seattle.

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