Well, that was improbable.
After spotting the Toronto Blue Jays a 7-0 lead, the Seattle Mariners came back to win with two outs in the ninth inning, 8-7, in front of what few fans remained from the smallest baseball crowd in Safeco Field history.
You knew it would work out all along, right?
Let's see. Milton Bradley homered and walked with the bases loaded. Michael Saunders had two hits, stole a baes and led off the ninth inning - his team trailing by a run - with a double. Ichiro had two hits, was intentionally walked and stole second in the ninth inning to set up the winning run.
And Luis Rodriguez, in the game only because Chone Figgins had bruised his thumb six inning earlier, put together the at-bat of Seattle's young season. The kind of at-bat Eric Wedge has preached about all spring.
Against Jays reliever Shawn Camp, L-Rod kept fouling pitches off then, on Camp's 10th pitch of the at-bat, hammered a single into right-center field for the win.
True, Toronto walked 11 batters. And true, the Mariners were 3-for-15 with runners in scoring positiion.
No one is pretending this was the game that turned the season around, or that the Mariners even deserved to win it. They probably didn't, what with wild pitches forcing runs home and screwing up routine run down plays and committing the odd error.
Still, win it they did, which means they are now six games out of first place in the American League West instead of the seven they'd have been had they lost.
Afterward, Wedge talked about at-bats that made pitchers work, about playing all nine innings no matter what the score, about teammates believing in themselves and one another.
"Obviously, this isn't the start (3-7) you hope for, but that doesn't show how hard these guys have competed," Wedge said. "We keep pushing. Tonight we loaded the bases a couple of times before we broke through, and didn't take advantage. It's how we play, and the guys are learning from it. It won't be the last one we win like this."