The Seattle Mariners played the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday and lost a back-and-forth home run derby by a final score of 5-4. With the loss, the Rays have clinched the series win.
The M's, as they are wont to do this season, jumped on the board in the top of the first inning. They plated three quick runs on a two-our Kyle Seager home run.
The Rays got two of those runs back in the bottom of the third inning on a Sean Rodriguez homer, then went ahead 4-3 in the bottom of the fourth on a Jose Molina RBI double.
Seager would tie things up in the top of the sixth with a leadoff home run, his third of the season. This was Seager's first career multi-homer game. He drove in all four of the M's runs in this one.
Alas, the Mariners would lose the game on perhaps the most ignoble way possible. In the bottom of the sixth inning, Luke Scott led off with a deep drive to straightaway center field. Michael Saunders got a good read and a good jump on the ball and leaped at the wall, but the ball bounced off the top of his mitt and over the wall for the go-ahead and eventual winning run.
Seager had three hits in the game and Ichiro Suzuki added another two, counting for five of the seven Seattle hits.
The Mariners will attempt to avoid being swept in four games on Thursday morning.
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