Originally created 06/18/04

Late homer propels Mariners to victory



MILWAUKEE -- Scott Spiezio hit a tiebreaking homer leading off the eighth inning Thursday, sending the Seattle Mariners to a 6-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.

Jolbert Cabrera homered and drove in three runs, and Randy Winn also connected for the Mariners.

Spiezio hit a 2-0 pitch from Matt Kinney (3-4) into the right-field stands for his seventh homer of the year, snapping an 0-for-10 slump.

Mike Myers (3-1) got two outs for the win, escaping a seventh-inning jam. Eddie Guardado pitched 1 1-3 innings for his 12th save in 15 chances.

Winn hit a two-run homer in the ninth to make it 6-3, his second this season.

With the score tied at 2 in the seventh, Cabrera lined a two-out single off Kinney to drive in Ramon Santiago from second.

In the bottom half, Brady Clark hit his fourth homer of the year for Milwaukee to tie it at 3.

Scott Podsednik and Junior Spivey then walked, chasing Seattle starter Ryan Franklin. Myers, a left-hander, retired left-handed batters Geoff Jenkins and Lyle Overbay to end the inning, each on the first pitch.

Milwaukee made it 1-0 in the second, snapping Franklin's scoreless innings streak at 15, when Bill Hall singled, stole second and scored on Chad Moeller's two-out single.

Cabrera also hit a two-run shot in the fourth. His first homer of the year came off Milwaukee starter Chris Capuano and gave Seattle a 2-1 lead.

The Brewers tied it in the bottom of the inning when Ben Grieve's groundout scored Overbay from third. Overbay singled to lead off the inning, extending his hitting streak to 14 games.

Franklin pitched 6 2-3 innings, giving up three runs on nine hits and four walks.

Capuano, making only his third start since April, pitched six innings, giving up two runs on four hits and four walks.

Kinney worked two innings, giving up two runs and four hits.

Notes: Milwaukee SS Craig Counsell made an error in the fourth inning, only his second this year. He had 222 fielding chances at shortstop coming into the game. ... The Mariners are 10-20 on the road.