|Tampa Bay Rays||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||2||6||0||4|
|First Pitch: 7:11||Time of Game: 2:59||Temp: 64 F, W @ 1 MPH||Attendance: 26,995|
WP: Sam Gaviglio (2-1, 3.13) LP: Alex Cobb (4-5, 4.52) Save: None
|Corey Dickerson||13||Sam Gaviglio||1||0||0||1-1||355 ft, RF|
|Nelson Cruz||13||Alex Cobb||5||0||0||1-0||392 ft, LF|
|Mike Zunino||2||Alex Cobb||5||3||2||1-2||441 ft, LF|
|Logan Morrison||16||Edwin Diaz||9||0||1||3-2||407 ft, CF|
- Seattle starters are 6-1 in last 7 games, posting a 3.72 ERA (15 ER, 36.1 IP) with 24 strikeouts.
o In that stretch have allowed 2 earned runs or less in 5 of the 7 starts.
- Mike Zunino collected 7 RBI including a 5th-inning grand slam, the first of his career.
o 14th time in Mariners history that a player had 7+ RBI in a single game.
- Last: Nelson Cruz, 7 on July 23, 2016 at Toronto.
- Club record is 8, held by Mike Cameron (Aug. 19, 2001 vs. NYY), Alvin Davis (May 9, 1986) and Mike Blowers (May 24, 1995 vs. BOS).
- Nelson Cruz hit his 13th home run of the season in the 5th inning.
o It was the 100th of his career with the Mariners and the 297th of his career.
o With Seattle, hit 44 in 2015, 43 in 2016 and has 13 this year.
o He reached 100 home runs with Seattle in 362 games, the fastest by any player in club history ahead of Richie Sexson (463 games) and Alex Rodriguez (470 games).
- Danny Valencia recorded his 2nd straight 3+ hit game, and his 5th of the season.
o Starting yesterday (3×3) and his first 4 at-bats of today (4×4), he recorded a hit in 7 consecutive at-bats.
- Danny Valencia is hitting .339 (37×109) with 16 runs, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 4 home runs and 21 RBI in his last 28 games (since May 2).
o Began the season hitting .181 (13×72) in his first 22 games (April 3-30).
- Ben Gamel extended his hitting streak to 7 games (since May 28).
o During the streak, he’s hitting .481 (13×27) with 6 runs, 1 double, 1 triple and 2 RBI.
- Ben Gamel is hitting .377 (20×53) with 7 runs, 1 double, 2 triples & 3 RBI in his last 15 games.
TAMPA BAY RAYS:
- Corey Dickerson hit his 13th home run of the season with a leadoff home run in the first inning…it was his 6th leadoff home run this season (last: 5/22 vs. LAA).
o Dickerson extended his hitting streak to 9 games, T2nd-longest in his career (also: 9, 9/6-15/16)…trails only his career-high 12-game hitting streak, Aug. 6-17, 2014…during his current 9-game hit streak (5/24-current), he is batting .364 (16×44) with 11 runs scored, 5 doubles, 1 home run, 3 RBI and 1 HBP.
- Evan Longoria recorded his 15th multi-hit game of the season (last: 5/31 at TEX)…also marked the 4th time this season to record at least 3 hits in a game (last: 4 H, 5/19 vs. NYY).
- Logan Morrison hit his 16th home run this season and 100th of his career with a solo blast with 1 out in the top of the 9th inning…his 16 home run this season are already 3rd-most in his career in a single season, trailing only a career-high 23 home runs in 2011 with Florida and 17 home runs in 2015 with Seattle.
- Alex Cobb surrendered a career-high 9 ER (previous: 8, done 3x, last: 9/27/16 vs CHW)… also allowed a career-high 14 hits (previous: 13 on 6/25/12 vs KCR).