Lengthy grand slam in 10th, Mariners sweep Rays in 4-match set

Drop Extended Jr. strike a grand slam with two outs in the 10th inning, lifting

Drop Extended Jr. strike a grand slam with two outs in the 10th inning, lifting the Seattle Mariners more than the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 on Sunday for a four-match sweep.

The Rays owned the ideal report in the majors in advance of their recent six-sport getting rid of streak.

Long’s very first homer of the period came against Diego Castillo (2-4).

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Dylan Moore begun Seattle’s 10th with a bunt strike when Castillo’s throw to 3rd was way too late to capture designated runner Taylor Trammell, who was pinch-operating for Ty France.

Trammell then acquired caught in a rundown in between third and residence on Jake Bauers’ grounder for the initial out. Luis Torrens drew a walk to load the bases and Jake Fraley popped out to shallow appropriate prior to Long’s shot to correct field.

France and Torrens also homered for the Mariners, who have won seven of eight.

It was the initial time the Rays experienced been swept in a four-game collection because the Tigers did it in a collection finishing on July 3, 2016.

The Mariners trailed in all 4 game titles, and experienced the video game-profitable operate come in the final inning three situations in the collection, together with the very last two in extras.

Rafael Montero (4-2) pitched a great top of the 10th for the gain.

Shane McClanahan stored the Mariners silent early in a single of his strongest starts off. The rookie left-hander struck out 8 in 6 innings, both vocation highs. He gave up 3 hits, with the only operate coming on Torrens’ leadoff homer in the 3rd inning, and walked one.

Marco Gonzales was also robust on the mound for Seattle, trying to keep the Rays scoreless by five innings in advance of working into some issues.

Manuel Margot had an RBI double in the sixth to tie it at 1-1. In the seventh, Brandon Lowe doubled when Fraley just missed a tough jogging capture at the heart-discipline wall, and Mike Zunino followed with a double, chasing Gonzales from the game.

Gonzales allowed two operates on five hits in 6 1/3 innings, going for walks 3 and matching his year-large with 6 strikeouts.

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STREAKING

France led off the seventh inning with his sixth homer, extending his hitting streak to 9 video games. Bauers has also hit in 9 straight. The 9-sport streaks are the longest for Seattle this season.

TRAINER’S Home

Mariners: Supervisor Scott Servais claimed RHP Erik Swanson (correct groin strain) will throw a bullpen session on Monday prior to probably setting up a rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma.

UP Upcoming

The Rays have Monday off ahead of starting up a six-sport homestand Tuesday from Boston. Tampa Bay manager Kevin Funds said ahead of Sunday’s activity he has not resolved on a starter or if the Rays would make the most of an opener.

Mariners: RHP Chris Flexen (6-3, 4.12 Period) will start out versus the Rockies on Tuesday. Flexen set profession highs with eight strikeouts and eight innings though holding the Twins scoreless in his last outing.