SEATTLE (AP) — Ryan Rowland-Smith earned his first win of the season, holding Cincinnati to three hits over six innings and leading the Seattle Mariners over the Reds 1-0 Sunday to complete a sweep.
The Reds scored only one run in the three-game series. Cincinnati has lost six of seven.
Both teams finished with only three hits in the finale.
It was the best start for Rowland-Smith (1-6) since returning to the starting rotation on June 5. Franklin Gutierrez hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth off Aaron Harang (5-7) for the only run.
Rowland-Smith worked out of a jam in the sixth to preserve the lead. Joey Votto drew a one-out walk and Scott Rolen singled, but Jonny Gomes flied out and Jay Bruce struck swinging on a full count.
Rowland-Smith came out to begin the seventh inning, but promptly walked Drew Stubbs and Chris Heisey. League relieved and after Corky Miller sacrificed, Orlando Cabrera and Brandon Phillips struck out.
Harang allowed three hits and struck out four in sixth innings.
The Mariners got their run when Chone Figgins singled, took third on a hit-and-run single by Jose Lopez and scored on the fly by Gutierrez.
NOTES: Mariners SS Jack Wilson was activated from the 15-day disabled list before the game. He had been on the DL since May 6 with a strained right hamstring. INF Matt Tuiasosopo was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma to make room for Wilson. ... Seattle RHP Ian Snell cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma. Snell was designated for assignment on June 15. ... The Mariners are now 8-1 against the Reds all-time in interleague play and have allowed two or fewer runs in every victory over Cincinnati.