St. Petersburg, FL – Ben Zobrist singled in the go-ahead run 2 win game series.
Earlier in the inning, Johnny Damon reached on an infield single with two outs that should have ended the inning, but third baseman Adam Kennedy took too long to get the ball to first and Evan Longoria followed with an RBI single to left to knot the game at 2-2. Zobrist then hit a single to center for the go- ahead run.
John Jaso also added an RBI for the Rays, who ran their winning streak to three games.
Felix Hernandez (11-11) was excellent in defeat, giving up three runs on six hits while fanning nine and walking three over eight frames.
Kyle Seager cracked his first major league home run for the Mariners, who have lost three straight.