Tampa Bay 8, Seattle 1

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, July 31, 2011 4:10 PM
Location - Safeco Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Dana DeMuth, First Base - Kerwin Danley, Second Base - Angel Campos, Third Base - Doug Eddings,
Attendance - 20382

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Tampa Bay 1 0 1 2 1 2 0 1 0 8 11 0
Seattle 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 3

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 56-51 24-25 32-26 W1
Seattle 45-62 24-28 21-34 L1

Recap


Sean Rodriguez went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs, and Ben Zobrist also had three hits and drove in three runs as the Tampa Bay Rays cruised to an 8-1 victory over the host Seattle Mariners on Sunday.

Rodriguez and Sam Fuld each scored twice while Jeremy Hellickson tossed seven impressive innings for Tampa Bay, which has won three of four.

Zobrist extended his hitting streak to 11 games with an RBI single in the third inning and Rodriguez gave the Rays a 4-0 advantage with a two-run single in the fourth off Jason Vargas (6-10), who suffered his fifth straight loss.

Zobrist added two more runs in the sixth with a base hit before Rodriguez capped the scoring with a solo blast in the eighth off Charlie Furbush, who was making his Mariners debut after being acquired from Detroit in a six-player deal on Saturday.

Hellickson (10-7) yielded one run and five hits to win his third straight decision. The 24-year-old retired the first 11 batters he faced and kept Seattle hitless through five innings before allowing a leadoff single by Chone Figgins in the sixth.

Casper Wells, who also came over from Detroit on Saturday, singled and drove in a run for the Mariners.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   Seattle
Jeremy Hellickson Player Jason Vargas
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 5.1
2 Strikeouts 6
5 Hits 9
1.29 ERA 6.75
Hitting
Tampa Bay   Seattle
Sean Rodriguez Player Franklin Gutierrez
3 Hits 2
3 RBI 0
1 HR 0
6 TB 2
.750 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 11 1 16 .282 17 6 8 4 3 0
Seattle 6 0 6 .182 16 4 1 2 0 3

Upcoming Games

  • Seattle will play their next game at home against Oakland. The Mariners have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .403 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Rays have a W/L % of .482 after a win and .569 after a loss.
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