Mariners rally vs Reds’ bad bullpen

CINCINNATI (AP)  – Dae-Ho Lee’s bases-loaded single completed Seattle’s late rally against the major leagues’ worst bullpen on Friday night, and he later added a solo homer as the Mariners pulled away to an 8-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

Seattle opened a weekend dedicated to Ken Griffey Jr. by getting four runs in the seventh inning against a bullpen that has blown 10 of its 14 save chances. Overall, the Mariners piled up seven runs and two homers against Reds relievers over the last three innings.

Blake Wood (3-1) relieved in the seventh and loaded the bases on two singles and a walk. Wood walked Seth Smith to force in a run, and Tony Cingrani came on and hit Robinson Cano with his first pitch to tie it. Lee’s pinch-hit single with two outs knocked in the go-ahead runs.

Nelson Cruz and Lee homered in the ninth off Jumbo Diaz, the 35th and 36th homers allowed by Reds relievers this season. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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