Seattle 2, Tampa Bay 1

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, July 22, 2012 1:40 PM
Location - Tropicana Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Ted Barrett, First Base - Marvin Hudson, Second Base - Brian Runge, Third Base - Tim McClelland,
Attendance - 20908

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Seattle 42-55 17-27 25-28 W2
Tampa Bay 49-47 28-25 21-22 L2

Recap

Mariners 2, Rays 1: Blake Beavan pitched a season-high eight strong innings and Brendan Ryan delivered the tiebreaking RBI double as visiting Seattle beat Tampa Bay.

Beavan (5-6) allowed one run and four hits while outdueling Rays starter Matt Moore as the Mariners beat the Rays for the second straight day after losing the previous nine meetings.

The decisive run came in the top of the second inning when Michael Saunders reached on a bunt single and stole second before scoring on Ryan’s two-out double into the left-field corner to give Seattle a lead that held up due to the solid pitching.

Beavan struck out five and walked none while winning his second straight start after spending five-plus weeks in the minors. Tom Wilhelmsen allowed a two-out double to Matt Joyce and walked Jeff Keppinger in the ninth before retiring pinch hitter Hideki Matsui on a looping pop-up for his 10th save in 12 opportunities.

Moore (6-7) gave up two runs and five hits in eight innings. He struck out seven, walked none and retired the last 17 batters he faced.

The Mariners took a 1-0 lead in the opening inning on Jesus Montero’s double to center. Tampa Bay tied the score in the bottom of the inning as Ben Zobrist doubled with two out and scored on a single by Joyce.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Only 13 runs were scored in the three-game series, with Seattle holding a 7-6 edge. … Tampa Bay has scored four runs or less in 19 of its last 24 games. … Ichiro Suzuki stole two bases for the second time this season. The other occasion came against Boston on May 15. … Rays 1B Carlos Pena was hitless in four at-bats and is 3-for-30 over his last seven games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Seattle   Tampa Bay
Blake Beavan Player Matt Moore
Win W/L Loss
8.0 IP 8.0
5 Strikeouts 7
4 Hits 5
1.12 ERA 2.25
Hitting
Seattle   Tampa Bay
Jesus Montero Player Matt Joyce
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Seattle 5 0 8 .156 7 8 2 0 3 1
Tampa Bay 5 0 7 .156 8 6 1 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Baltimore. The Rays have a W/L % of .520 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Seattle will play their next game at home against NY Yankees. The Mariners have a W/L % of .381 after a win and .473 after a loss.