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Mariners win with walk off homer

SEATTLE (AP) _ Late-game replacement Ryan Langerhans hit a 2-2

pitch from closer J.P. Howell into the right-field bleachers for a

game-ending, two-run home run and the Seattle Mariners twice

rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-6 in 11 innings on Friday

night.

Langerhans, acquired on June 28 from Washington as third basemen

Adrian Beltre went out for shoulder surgery, bent his knees and

golfed a low pitch from Howell (6-3) for his first career

game-ending hit. Langerhans took off his batting helmet before

reaching home plate, where his new teammates mobbed him inside an

impromptu mosh pit.

Langerhans' stunning homer erased a home run in the top of the

11th off Shawn Kelley (4-1) and ended Tampa Bay's three-game

winning streak.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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