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McCann completes Braves' late rally

ATLANTA - Greg Norton doubled home the tying run and then scored on Brian McCann's single in the ninth inning, rallying the Atlanta Braves over the Seattle Mariners 5-4 Saturday night.

The Braves won for the first time in 30 games this season when trailing after eight innings. Down 4-1, Atlanta scored two runs in the eighth and twice more in the ninth.

With All-Star closer J.J. Putz on the 15-day disabled list with a hyperextended pitching elbow and backup closer Brandon Morrow in Seattle recovering from back spasms, Seattle turned to Miguel Batista to protect a 4-3 lead in the ninth.

Batista (3-9) blew the save - and the game - without recording an out. A sellout crowd of 47,158, the largest of the season at Turner Field, cheered the comeback.

Kelly Johnson walked to open the ninth and Norton, who began the season with Seattle, hit an RBI double to right-center. Batista loaded the bases by issuing an intentional walk to Mark Teixeira and hitting Jeff Francoeur with a pitch, and McCann followed with a broken-bat single to right.

Blaine Boyer (2-5) pitched a perfect ninth for the win.

Yuniesky Betancourt drove in three runs for Seattle, now 1-1 under manager Jim Riggleman.

Batista's blown save robbed Jarrod Washburn of his first win since May 5. Washburn gave up six hits and one run in 51/3 innings and, backed by three unearned runs in the first inning, was in line for the victory.

Jair Jurrjens gave up only three hits and three runs, none earned, in six innings.

Atlanta's Omar Infante, starting at shortstop for only the third time this season, made two fielding errors in the first inning to help Seattle take a 3-0 lead.

The Braves had fill-in starters for shortstop Yunel Escobar (strained hip flexor) and third baseman Chipper Jones (strained right quadriceps). Jones pinch-hit in the eighth and had an RBI single.

Ichiro Suzuki led off the game with a single and with one out, Infante couldn't pick up a grounder by Jose Lopez. Raul Ibanez walked to load the bases, and Suzuki scored on Jeremy Reed's sacrifice fly.

Infante mishandled Richie Sexson's grounder, again loading the bases, setting up Betancourt's two-run single.

Betancourt added an RBI single in the eighth after Manny Acosta walked Reed and Sexson.

The Braves scored in the first when Infante singled, Johnson doubled and Teixeira singled.

Ruben Gotay's first homer of the season, off Sean Green, cut the lead to 4-2 in the eighth. Gregor Blanco followed with a grounder to shortstop and Betancourt's wild throw to first skipped past Sexson and bounded down the right-field line for a three-base error.

Riggleman brought in left-hander Arthur Rhodes. Jones, in as a pinch-hitter, hit an RBI single on Rhodes' first pitch.

Note: McCann stole second in the sixth, his first steal since June 21, 2006. The steal was such a surprise he didn't have to slide.