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Mariners lose to Braves in the 9th

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ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) - 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.