Mariners win most absurd game of season as Cal Raleigh wins Grand Slam

The Seattle Mariners rallied to an improbable victory Monday night, beating the Chicago White Sox 8-4 at T-Mobile Park. Trailing 4-0 in the bottom of the eighth inning, the M’s scored eight runs in the final two frames to win the game, culminating with Cal Raleigh’s grand slam. The M’s are now 38-30 on the year and remain in first place in the American League West. As we do after every game, here’s a look at what you need to know.

This game was a tale of two games: the first seven innings and the last two. The M’s were lifeless through the first seven games and trailed 4-0 after being dominated by starting pitcher Erick Fedde. In the bottom of the eighth, all hell broke loose to produce an incredible comeback. You can see all the key moments below:

This home run by White Sox star Luis Robert Jr. made it 2-0 for the White Sox in the sixth. This likely also helped fuel fans’ trade conversations, as Robert Jr. has been linked to the Mariners by several baseball figures.

The Mariners had a chance in the seventh inning, trailing 3-0, but Tyler Locklear rebounded on a double play to end the threat. Runners were on first and second with one out.

Leading 3-0 in the eighth inning, former Astros outfielder Corey Julks connected for this blast to left field.

The Mounted M’s began their comeback effort in the bottom of the eighth as Dom Canzone hit his sixth home run of the season, which bounced Fedde from the game.

Trailing 4-1, the M loaded the bases with no one out, but Julio Rodriguez struck out and Raleigh was called out on strikes after that pitch, earning manager Scott Servais an ejection.

After that play, Mitch Haniger hit a two-run single to make it 4-3, then Luke Raley hit a courageous single to tie the game at 4-4.

The White Sox had runners on first and second with two outs in the top of the ninth, but Ryne Stanek struck out Robert Jr. to end the threat.

In the bottom of the ninth, JP Crawford walked with one out, then Josh Rojas did the same. With the winning run at second, Rodriguez singled, setting the stage for Raleigh’s grand slam.

Dylan Moore was on the original roster, but was scratched after being placed on the paternity list… Gilbert went 6.2 solid innings, allowing three earned runs on six hits. He walked none and struck out eight. He now has a 3.19 ERA after the no-decision… Locklear recorded one hit and now has hits in each of his first two professional games… Matt Bowman made his debut with M and awarded the home run to Julks on his first batter. …Crawford failed to hit a leadoff homer for the third straight game and instead flew out to deep center…This is Raleigh’s third career game…The M’s will see the best Pitching prospect Drew Thorpe made his major league debut on Tuesday.

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