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Ben Zobrist snapped a 14th-inning tie with an RBI double and B.J. Upton homered and drove in two runs to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.
Carlos Pena singled off Tom Wilhelmsen with one out in the 14th, then slid into home plate just ahead of catcher John Jaso's tag after Zobrist doubled down the right field line to end the 4 hour, 46-minute marathon.
Jake McGee (3-2) pitched two-thirds of an inning to escape a jam in the top of the 14th and got the win. The run off Wilhelmsen (3-2) ended the reliever's streak of 24 consecutive scoreless innings over 20 appearances.
Carlos Peguero hit his third homer in five career at-bats off James Shields, a two-run shot that gave the Mariners a 3-2 lead in the seventh. He went deep twice against the Rays right-hander at Safeco Field on June 2, 2011 and hadn't homered in a major league game since hitting one against the Miami Marlins later that month.
Upton homered off Mariners sta...
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The headline: Seattle Mariners hope for a continued advantage in being away from their home field.
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Heading to Florida
Hisashi Iwakuma is still yet to show the stuff that made him famous in Japan. This will be just his third start of the season...
Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb has left his start due to a bruised lower right leg.
Cobb was hurt in the second inning of Saturday night's game against Seattle when he was struck by Ichiro Suzuki's grounder.
X-rays were negative.
Cobb chased down the ball after it went toward the plate and flipped it to catcher Jose Labaton, who tagged out Carlos Peguero as he tried...
A lack of clutch hitting has hurt the Tampa Bay Rays recently as they've struggled to put together a significant run over the last month.
The Rays will try to bounce back after another lackluster effort at the plate Sunday when they close their series against the Seattle Mariners.
Tampa Bay has had trouble this weekend with Seattle, which has the AL's second-worst record...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. David Price donned his green St. Paddys Day ball cap and matching-colored tank top by his locker Thursday afternoon.
That seemed like an especially appropriate look considering how Price keeps throwing those lucky sevens, the latest of which helped change the fortunes of the Tampa Bay Rays just when they needed it most.
Price pitched seven superb innings...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Jason Vargas took a shutout into the seventh inning, Michael Saunders had two RBIs, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Saturday night.
Vargas (10-7) gave up one run and seven hits in six-plus innings as the Mariners stopped a nine-game losing streak against the Rays.
Seattle loaded the bases with two outs in the first and took a...
Seattle Mariners shortstop Brendan Ryan lost his bat twice while swinging on consecutive pitches as he struck out during the second inning of Friday night's game at Tropicana Field against the Tampa Bay Rays. To top it off, Ryan's bat landed in the Mariners dugout both times, sending teammates and coaching staff scattering.
Ryan swung hard on strikes two and three,...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Ben Zobrist snapped a 14th-inning tie with an RBI double and B.J. Upton homered and drove in two runs to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.
Carlos Pena singled off Tom Wilhelmsen with one out in the 14th, then slid into home plate just ahead of catcher John Jaso's tag after Zobrist doubled down the...
The Seattle Mariners have been waiting for a breakout performance from Jesus Montero, and this week in Kansas City, they got it. Coming into the four-game series against the Royals, Montero was in a major funk. Picked up from the Yankees in the off-season in a trade that sent Michael Pineda to New York, the 22-year-old was a .257 hitter with seven homers and 27 RBIs through May...
Mariners pitching prospect Danny Hultzen has steadily improved his performances at the minor league’s highest level and, following a very good outing last night, may have shown that he’s ready to step up to the big leagues right now.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Even with Felix Hernandez pitching for quick outs instead of trying to overpower hitters, the Kansas City Royals couldn't solve the Seattle Mariners' ace.
Hernandez won his fourth straight decision, Jesus Montero homered and drove in four runs as the Mariners beat the Royals 6-1 Thursday.
"He pitched outstanding," Royals manager Ned Yost...
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20. (12) David Price, SP, Tampa Bay – Under Team Control through 2015
The Rays ace has continued his steady climb into elite territory, and is establishing himself as one of the dominant left-handed...
In his Sunday column, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe writes that the Pirates may have interest in the other Upton brother, this time B.J. from the Tampa Rays. He also mentions that they inquired about Billy Butler (1B) from the Royals and Shane Victorino (OF) from the Phillies. These little snippets were within a section on Justin Upton and how he has not drawn as much interest...