Mitch Moreland raced home from first
base with the winning run after a wild pitch and a throwing error
on a strikeout with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the AL
West champion Texas Rangers over the last-place Seattle Mariners
Moreland reached on a two-out walk in the ninth off Dan Cortes
(0-1). Pitch-hitter Nelson Cruz then struck out, but reached on a
wild pitch that bounced past catcher Guillermo Quiroz.
Quiroz retrieved the ball, but threw wildly into right field
trying to get Cruz at first. Moreland never stopped running and
beat the throw home by right fielder Ichiro Suzuki.
Neftali Feliz (4-3), the third Rangers reliever, struck out one
in a perfect ninth.