September 1, 2009

In his first game back from the DL after suffering a torn right testicle when a bad hop grounder hit him in the groin last month, Adrián Beltre hears the The Nutcracker Suite when he steps into the batter’s box. Mariner teammate Ken Griffey Jr. arranged to have the Safeco Field PA system play the waltz to have some fun with the third baseman, who decided not wear a protective cup until today’s game.