The TEXAS RANGERS defeat the SEATTLE MARINERS 15-6 as Texas C IVAN RODRIGUEZ drives in 9 runs.
All of Rodriguez's RBIs come on a 3-run HR in the 1st inning a 2-run single in the 2nd and a Grand Slam in the 3rd.
Pitcher MIKE MORGAN picks up the win in relief.It is his 1st victory over the M's since 4 August 1979 when he was pitching for the OAKLAND ATHLETICS.
The 19 years 8 months and 9 days is the longest a pitcher has ever gone between victories against one team in MLB history.
Morgan goes on to pitch from 1978 - 2002, appearing with a record 12 MLB teams.
He was the last active player to have competed during the 1978 season and one of the last four ( the others being JESSE OROSCO, RICKEY HENDERSON and TIM RAINES ) to have played during the 1970s and continue to play past the 2000 season.In the 597 games Morgan pitched, 411 were starts.
His career record was 141-186 with a 4.23 ERA, 1403 strikeouts and eight saves in 2772.1 innings pitched.
Morgan is currently tied with journeyman NHLer MIKE SILLINGER for the most teams played for in any North American professional sport.