Seattle 8, Tampa Bay 2

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, June 2, 2011 10:10 PM
Location - Safeco Field
Temperature - 57°
Umpires - Home Plate - Ron Kulpa, First Base - Jim Wolf, Second Base - Derryl Cousins, Third Base - Jim Joyce,
Attendance - 16376

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Tampa Bay 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 8 2
Seattle 0 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 8 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 29-27 14-16 15-11 L2
Seattle 29-27 16-14 13-13 W1

Recap

Rookie Carlos Peguero recorded his first career multi-homer game and drove in four runs and Felix Hernandez struck out 11 in seven sharp innings as the Seattle Mariners rolled to an 8-2 victory over the visiting Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday.
 
The Mariners have won 13 of 17, mostly on the strength of stellar pitching, but the offense carried the load this time. Jack Cust and Justin Smoak also belted one of Seattle's season-high four home runs.
 
For their part, the Rays couldn’t break out of their rut. Tampa Bay’s scoreless streak reached 14 innings before Felipe Lopez had an RBI single in the sixth inning.
 
Cust and Peguero each homered off James Shields (5-4) in a five-run second inning. Cust led off the frame with his first home run in 88 at bats at Safeco Park and Peguero punctuated the outburst by drilling a 1-1 changeup five rows deep into the right-center field seats.
 
That was more than enough support for Hernandez (6-4), who added to his American League-leading strikeout total while winning a second straight decision. The righthander allowed one run and five hits.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   Seattle
James Shields Player Felix Hernandez
Loss W/L Win
4.0 IP 7.0
4 Strikeouts 11
7 Hits 5
15.75 ERA 1.29
Hitting
Tampa Bay   Seattle
Matt Joyce Player Adam Kennedy
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 1
1 HR 0
6 TB 4
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 8 1 12 .229 18 13 2 2 2 2
Seattle 10 4 24 .286 17 6 8 4 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Seattle will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Mariners have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .464 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Seattle. The Rays have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .538 after a loss.
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