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MLB: Crystal Lake's Sadzeck notches 1st career save with Mariners

Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Connor Sadzeck looks to the field before a game against the Chicago White Sox on April 5 in Chicago.
Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Connor Sadzeck looks to the field before a game against the Chicago White Sox on April 5 in Chicago.

Crystal Lake native Connor Sadzeck recorded his first major-league save in the Seattle Mariners’ win, 7-6, over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday in Kansas City. 

Sadzeck, a 2010 Crystal Lake Central graduate, pitched a scoreless 10th inning, retiring all three batters in order and striking out Kansas City’s Whit Merrifield to end the game. The win makes the Mariners 13-2 on the season.

Sadzeck’s strikeout of Merrifield in the 10th ended the Royals outfielder’s day at 0 for 6, snapping his Royals franchise-record 31-game hit streak, which dated back to last season. 

The outing was Sadzeck’s third this season. In four innings, he has yet to allow a run to score, while striking out four batters. He has walked one batter and allowed one hit. 

Sadzeck made his debut with the Texas Rangers on Sept. 1 and spent all of September with the Rangers. Texas designated Sadzeck for assignment following spring training this year. He was traded to Seattle on April 2. 

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