ATLANTA — Greg Norton doubled home the tying run and then scored on Brian McCann's single in the ninth inning, rallying the Atlanta Braves over the Seattle Mariners 5-4 Saturday night.
The Braves won for the first time in 30 games this season when trailing after eight innings.
With All-Star closer J.J. Putz on the 15-day disabled list with a hyperextended pitching elbow and backup closer Brandon Morrow in Seattle recovering from back spasms, Seattle turned to Miguel Batista to protect a 4-3 lead in the ninth.
Batista (3-9) blew the save — and the game — without recording an out.
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