It's Sept. 19 and on this day in 1995, both the Washington Post and the New York Times publish the Unabomber's manifesto. And to think, he'd been living in my home state in Lincoln, MT, where I drove through often on my way to Missoula and stopped to get Hi-Country Beef Jerky.
In a 5-3 loss to the Angels at Edison International Field, Mariner shortstop Alex Rodriguez hits his 40th home run of the season off Jack McDowell becoming the first infielder and third player in major league history to have 40 homers and 40 stolen bases in the same season. Jose Canseco (A’s - 1988) and Barry Bonds (Giants - 1996) are the other members of the 40-40 club.First innning
We've got Guillermo Quiroz behind the plate, Ryan Langerhans in center field and Franklin Gutierrez at DH, welcome to September baseball. Doug Fister survive a single and an error to get out of the inning.
M's go down 1-2-3
Fister has a 1-2-3 inning
The M's get a single from Langerhans but that's about it.
Fister gives up two out singles to Michael Young and Ryan Murphy, but gets Vlad to ground to end the inning.
M's shocking go down 1-2-3.
Fister gets a 1-2-3 inning on a nice catch my Michael Saunders in center and one from Josh Wilson at shortstop.
M's also go down 1-2-3 as Smoak rips a shot to right-center that dies in spacious Safeco outfield.
Again Fister wiggles out of two out trouble getting Murphy to pop up.
M's get a walk from Langerhans and nothing else.
Nelson Cruz continues to torture the Mariners, ripping a first pitch solo homer off of Fister. However, the lead stays at 1-0 as Fister gets out of trouble with the help of a few decent defensive plays.
THe M's answer right away as Figgins singles off the second base bag and Gutierrez doubles into left. Figgins misses home and was called safe immediately, but he got back to home before they tagged him. game tied at 1-1.
Fister gets a nice 1-2-3. This was a good outing for him.
M's get a lead-off triple from Ryan Langerhans and an RBI single from Josh Wilson to go up 2-1.
Brandon League comes in for Fister and immediately gives up a leadoff single to Vlad Guerrero. The Rangers replaced him with pinch runner Esteban German, who was thrown out by Guillermo Quiroz trying to steal second base. League then struck out Nelson Cruz, walked Ian Kinsler and struck out Mitch Moreland.
David Aardsma comes to shut it down in the ninth and walks pinch hitter Chris Davis to start the inning. Davis moves to third on two ground ball outs to second. Aardsma walked Michael Young, but then got David Murphy to ground out to end the game for his 31st save.