How rare is that? According to Elias, the last team to score five or more runs to take a lead with two outs in the ninth after being held scoreless to that point was the Angels in a game at Cleveland in 2003.
And the last time the Mariners won a game when trailing by three runs with two outs in the ninth inning or later was May 30, 2009, at Anaheim, when Jose Lopez hit a two-out, three-run bomb and Seattle went on to win in the 10th on a Yuniesky Betancourt sacrifice fly.
That the comeback came against Red Sox closer Koji Uehara made it all the more remarkable. In 275 career relief appearances, the All-Star right-hander had never allowed more than three runs. The Mariners got him for five in two-thirds of an inning.
Greg Johns is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @GregJohnsMLB as well as his Mariners Musings blog. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.