Kyle Seager and Tom Murphy are playing ridiculously well, and they’ve hit the M’s to a four-game winning streak.
Seager extended his hit streak to 14 games after a first inning two-run blast to right field. Murphy upped his hit streak to eight games with a two-run shot of his own to left-center field in the sixth.
The game started and ended with a Matt on the mound for the M’s. Matt Wisler opened the game with a tense inning of work. In contrast, Matt Magill closed up shop with a relatively easy 1-2-3 inning for his second career save.
In the middle, Tommy Milone pitched the bulk of the innings for Seattle. He gave up six hits and four earned runs in five innings. The M’s five pitchers combined to strand eight Rays runners throughout the game.
Milone got the win, which marks his second straight W after he hadn’t won a game since May 27.
Mariners win 7-4.
Winning Pitcher, (3-7) Tommy Milone: 5.0 IP, 4 ER, 4 K, 1 BB
Losing Pitcher, (5-3) Jalen Beeks: 5.0 IP, 2 ER, 4 K, 3 BB
Save (2), Matt Magill: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 K, 0 BB
The Mariners wrap up their series with Tampa on Wednesday morning. Pregame coverage starts at 9 a.m. on Freedom 970.
Here are the highlights from the game:
Top 1st … Kyle Seager 2-Run Home Run, 2-0 Mariners
Bottom 2nd … Mike Zunino RBI Single, 2-1 Mariners
Bottom 2nd … Austin Meadows RBI Fielder’s Choice, 2-2
Bottom 4th … Kevin Kiermaier RBI Double 3-2 Rays
Bottom 4th … Meadows RBI Fielder’s Choice, 4-2 Rays
Top 5th … Tim Lopes Scores on Wild Pitch, 4-3 Rays
Top 5th … Austin Nola RBI Double, J.P. Crawfrord thrown out at home, 4-4
Top 6th … Tom Murphy 2-Run Home Run, 6-4 Mariners
Top 7th … Seager RBI Double, 7-4 Mariners
Final Call, 7-4 Mariners Win!