Tampa Bay 4, Seattle 1

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, August 13, 2012 10:10 PM
Location - Safeco Field
Temperature - 75°
Umpires - Home Plate - Sam Holbrook, First Base - Andy Fletcher, Second Base - Rob Drake, Third Base - Joe West,
Attendance - 16205

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 63-52 32-27 31-25 W7
Seattle 53-64 25-30 28-34 L1

Recap


Rays 4, Mariners 1:
B.J. Upton launched a two-run upper-deck homer and Alex Cobb hurled seven strong innings as visiting Tampa Bay won its season-high seventh straight game.

Desmond Jennings and Ben Zobrist also hit home runs in a four-run third inning as the Rays remained five games behind the first-place New York Yankees in the American League East and first in the AL wild card race.

Cobb (7-8) allowed one run and four hits while winning his third straight start. He struck out five and walked two and has allowed just one run in each of the three consecutive victories.

Joel Peralta struck out the side in the eighth and Fernando Rodney struck out two in the ninth for his 37th save in 38 opportunities to help end Seattle’s seven-game home winning streak.

Jennings singled home the first run in the third and Upton followed by unloading on an offering from Seattle starter Blake Beavan (7-7) and placing it in the top deck just inside the left-field foul pole to give the Rays a 3-0 edge. Zobrist, who had three hits, doubled home a run later in the inning.

Seattle struck in the fifth against Cobb when Trayvon Robinson tripled to deep left-center field and scored on a single to right by Eric Thames.

Beavan allowed four runs and eight hits in six innings and saw his four-game winning streak halted.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Rays RF Matt Joyce went 1-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to a career-high 12 games. ... Tampa Bay’s Evan Longoria was given the night off after serving as the designated hitter in six consecutive games in his return from a hamstring injury. … Seattle’s Jesus Montero was hitless in four at-bats after having multiple hits in six of his previous seven starts. … Zobrist is 8-for-12 over the last three games. … Dustin Ackley started at first base for Seattle with Mike Carp sidelined because of a hip injury suffered Sunday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   Seattle
Alex Cobb Player Blake Beavan
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 6.0
5 Strikeouts 4
4 Hits 8
1.29 ERA 6.00
Hitting
Tampa Bay   Seattle
Ben Zobrist Player Kyle Seager
3 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
4 TB 2
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 10 1 14 .294 13 8 4 4 3 1
Seattle 5 0 7 .161 9 10 1 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Seattle will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Mariners have a W/L % of .426 after a win and .476 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Seattle. The Rays have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .519 after a loss.