SEATTLE (AP) — While the rest of Franklin Gutierrez's Seattle teammates celebrated his three-run homer in the eighth inning against Texas on Thursday night, Mariners closer David Aardsma stayed focused and in the moment.
"It was awesome. It was amazing, but I was already kind of throwing, just in case," said Aardsma, who worked the ninth inning of the 3-1 victory over the Rangers for his 18th save. "I can't enjoy it. I can't go out and celebrate it because I have to get ready.