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Drew Stubbs

Mariners blow lead, Rockies' McKenry hits 11th inning walk-off home run

DENVER The Mariners' winning streak ends at three. That's if you deem three games a winning streak. As has been the case quite often this season, the Seattle bullpen couldn't protect a late lead. Fernando Rodney blew the save in the ninth inning and Mayckol Guaipe served up a two-run walk-off homer to Michael McKenry in the 11th inning of a 7-5 loss Wednesday afternoon. Rodney's presence on the mound in the ninth inning brought back nightmarish memories of an abysmal first half of the season that saw him lose his closer job. Manager Lloyd McClendon used Carson Smith in the eighth inning to replace starter Taijuan Walker with a runner on first and the dangerous...