The Wrap: AL
AL Quote of the Night
"I don't have any more quotes. Seriously, what am I going to say?"
-- White Sox Manager Ozzie Guillen at a loss for words after his team suffered another improbable loss
Ichiro Suzuki delivered a single in the bottom of the 14th inning to lift the Mariners past the White Sox. Seattle has now won three of its last four while Chicago wrapped up its six-game west coast road trip having won just two games. The White Sox appeared to have the game wrapped up but closer Bobby Jenks gave up two runs in the ninth, including a solo home run to Bill Hall that ruined a fine eight innings from Chicago starter John Danks. For the Mariners, the key to Thursday night's victory was probably the team's bullpen, which pitched 8 1/3 innings of scoreless relief.
The Orioles managed to load the bases with no one out in the first inning but failed to score, and that was pretty much the game. Tampa Bay rookie Wade Davis, making just his third start, threw a complete game shutout while striking out 10 to give the Rays just their second win in their past 15 games. Jason Bartlett scored twice for Tampa Bay while the team got multi-hit games from both Carl Crawford and Evan Longoria.
After coughing up Wednesday night's game, the Angels exacted a measure of revenge in Boston on Thursday, scoring the winning run in the top of the ninth inning to end the Red Sox' seven-game winning streak. Howie Kendrick drove in the winning run with a bloop single off of reliever Billy Wagner who suffered his first loss as a member of the Red Sox. Wagner's performance marred a fine start from Josh Beckett who allowed three runs and struck out seven over eight innings.
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