What a waste if this one had slipped away from the Mariners.
Playing again without injured Robinson Cano, they got six strong innings from Chris Young and two clutch singles from Willie Bloomquist — and then held Saturday night for a 3-2 victory over Detroit at Safeco Field.
Fernando Rodney closed out the victory with a thrill-ride ninth for his 14th save in 16 chances as the Mariners concluded a winning May, at 16-14, for just the third time since 2003.
“A walk in the park,” Bloomquist deadpanned. “We’ve got a lot of confidence in Rod when he’s out …