Erasmo Ramirez doesn't usually have to be on top of his game to earn a win.
On Sunday, Ramirez was at his best, but it still didn't matter
The young right-hander gave the Mariners a nearly spotless performance, but it was not enough as the Tampa Bay Rays came from behind for a 4-1 win over Seattle.
Ramirez entered the contest with just over six runs of support per game, the highest among all Mariners starters this season. He made do with just one run into the seventh inning Sunday, but the bullpen couldn't preserve the stellar start as the Rays scored three times in the eighth off reliever Yoervis Medina (4-5).
After the combination of Ramirez and reliever Charlie Furbush delivered a 1-0 lead to the back end of the Seattle bullpen, Tampa Bay scored three times in the eighth.
Evan Longoria was hit by a pitch from Medina to start the frame and Luke Scott walked. James Loney followed with a tying double that landed just inside the right-field line.
Sean Rodriguez, hit...