Tampa Bay 5, Seattle 3

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, September 24, 2010 7:10 PM
Location - Tropicana Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Brian Gorman, First Base - Ted Barrett, Second Base - Tony Randazzo, Third Base - Paul Nauert,
Attendance - 17840

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Seattle 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 9 0
Tampa Bay 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 5 8 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Seattle 58-95 35-42 23-53 L2
Tampa Bay 92-61 47-29 45-32 W3

Recap

Tampa Bay used a three-run fifth inning to snap a tie and earn a 5-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday, moving back into sole possession of first place in the American League East.

Tampa leapfrogged the New York Yankees, who fell a half-game back following a 10-8 loss to the Boston Red Sox.

The Rays (92-61) got two RBIs from Willy Aybar, who singled in B.J. Upton to break a 2-2 tie in the fifth. Ben Zobrist reached on a bunt that scored Jason Bartlett and Aybar crossed the plate on a passed ball by Jason Vargas (9-12), who lost his seventh consecutive decision.

Vargas allowed five runs on six hits in 4 1/3 innings and also walked four.

Tampa Bay's Jeff Niemann (11-7) ended a streak of four consecutive losses, allowing three runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings. He had four strikeouts and one walk. Rafael Soriano pitched a hitless ninth for his 44th save.

Adam Moore had two RBI singles for the Mariners (58-95). Franklin Gutierrez had an RBI single and scored a run.

Kelly Shoppach added an RBI double for the Rays.

Rays All-Star third baseman Evan Longoria will miss the three-game series because of a left quadriceps strain. He was replaced by Sean Rodriguez, who was 0-for-3.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Seattle   Tampa Bay
Jason Vargas Player Jeff Niemann
Loss W/L Win
4.1 IP 5.2
2 Strikeouts 4
6 Hits 7
10.38 ERA 4.76
Hitting
Seattle   Tampa Bay
Jose LopezPlayer Jason Bartlett
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Seattle 9 0 11 .257 14 7 3 2 2 0
Tampa Bay 8 0 12 .258 20 7 4 6 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Seattle. The Rays have a W/L % of .609 after a win and .590 after a loss.
  • Seattle will play their next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Mariners have a W/L % of .424 after a win and .355 after a loss.
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