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BOSTON -- The winning rally in Friday's 5-3 win over the Red Sox was the second time this season the Mariners scored five times after going scoreless until two outs in the ninth.

They erupted the same way for a 5-0 victory over the Rays on June 8 at Tampa Bay.

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.

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