Tampa Bay 3, Seattle 2

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, August 19, 2011 7:10 PM
Location - Tropicana Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Winters, First Base - Mike Everitt, Second Base - Mark Wegner, Third Base - Mike Muchlinski,
Attendance - 14884

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Seattle 53-70 30-31 23-39 L3
Tampa Bay 67-56 32-28 35-28 W3

Recap


Ben Zobrist and Evan Longoria each delivered RBI singles in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Tampa Bay Rays came from behind to defeat Felix Hernandez and the visiting Seattle Mariners 3-2 on Friday night.

Sam Fuld singled with one out and Johnny Damon legged out an infield single with two outs when third baseman Adam Kennedy took too long to make the throw.

Longoria plated the tying run and Zobrist brought in the go-ahead run against Hernandez (11-11), who had allowed just one hit through seven innings.

Kyle Seager, who along with Ichiro Suzuki had two hits, belted his first career homer to lead off the seventh inning to give the Mariners a 2-1 lead.

Juan Cruz (5-0) got two outs in the eighth for the win and Kyle Farnsworth pitched the ninth, striking out two, for his 22nd save.

The Rays moved 11 games over .500 (67-56) for the first time this season.

Tampa Bay starter Wade Davis allowed seven hits and two runs – one earned – over seven innings, striking out a season-high eight.

Seattle first baseman Mike Carp had an infield single in the second inning, extending his hitting streak to 18 games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Seattle   Tampa Bay
Felix Hernandez Player Wade Davis
Loss W/L No Decision
8.0 IP 7.0
9 Strikeouts 8
7 Hits 7
3.38 ERA 1.29
Hitting
Seattle   Tampa Bay
Kyle Seager Player Casey Kotchman
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 2
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Seattle 8 1 12 .235 14 11 1 2 0 0
Tampa Bay 7 0 7 .241 12 9 3 3 3 1

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Seattle. The Rays have a W/L % of .522 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • Seattle will play their next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Mariners have a W/L % of .453 after a win and .414 after a loss.
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