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Sexson drives rally
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Mariners 6, Rays 5
Erik Bedard struck out five and issued four walks to the Rays. (Steve Nesius/AP)
Richie Sexson took advantage in the third inning, forcing in the team's first run of the game with a walk -- and came through in the sixth to put Seattle ahead for good. Ryan Rowland-Smith protected the lead and earned his first big league save.
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Series at a glance:
SEA
Seattle (3-5)
Won 1
Seattle 6, Tampa Bay 5   TB
Tampa Bay (3-4)
Lost 3
April 8, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Seattle
0 0 3 1 0 2 0 0 0   6 13 1
Tampa Bay
0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0   5 6 0
Standings thru 4/8/08  |  Recap: SEA | TB  |  Gameday  |  Mariners stats  |  Rays stats
SeattleABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Suzuki, CF5230001.324
Lopez, 2B4131002.333
Beltre, 3B5010027.276
Ibanez, LF3100204.276
Sexson, 1B4023100.259
Wilkerson, RF4012113.095
Vidro, DH4010101.133
Johjima, C4000015.080
Betancourt, SS4220010.357
Totals3761365523 

BATTING
2B: Betancourt (3, Dohmann).
TB: Suzuki 3; Lopez 3; Beltre; Sexson 2; Wilkerson; Vidro; Betancourt 3.
RBI: Sexson 3 (6), Wilkerson 2 (2), Lopez (8).
2-out RBI: Sexson 3; Wilkerson 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Johjima 2; Wilkerson.
SF: Lopez.
GIDP: Wilkerson; Ibanez.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Lopez (1, missed catch).
Outfield assists: Wilkerson (Upton at 3rd base).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B4010110.200
Crawford, LF5010001.156
Pena, 1B4211122.231
Upton, CF2210212.250
Gomes, DH3000013.273
Aybar, 3B4011012.200
Riggans, C3111113.286
  1-Haynes, PR-RF0000000.222
Johnson, RF3000020.143
  a-Hinske, PH1000001.286
  DiFelice, C0000000.333
Bartlett, SS4000001.160
Totals335635915 

a-Flied out for Johnson in the 8th.
1-Ran for Riggans in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Upton (2, Corcoran).
HR: Riggans (1, 2nd inning off Bedard, 0 on, 1 out), Pena (3, 3rd inning off Bedard, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Iwamura; Crawford; Pena 4; Upton 2; Aybar; Riggans 4.
RBI: Riggans (4), Pena (6), Aybar (2).
2-out RBI: Pena; Aybar.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gomes 2; Riggans 2.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gomes (1, 2nd base off Bedard/Johjima), Upton 2 (3, 2nd base off Bedard/Johjima, home off Bedard/Johjima).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Iwamura-Bartlett-Pena 2).

 
SeattleIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bedard (W, 1-0)6.05534523.27
Corcoran (H, 1)1.11001200.00
Rowland-Smith (S, 1)1.20000204.50
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Garza 2.26333209.00
Dohmann 1.12110007.36
Glover (L, 0-1)1.23222005.40
Wheeler 1.10000200.00
Reyes 1.020000013.50
Percival 1.00000100.00

IBB: Ibanez (by Garza), Ibanez (by Glover).
HBP: Gomes (by Bedard).
Pitches-strikes: Bedard 107-68, Corcoran 20-11, Rowland-Smith 17-13, Garza 70-40, Dohmann 19-11, Glover 38-23, Wheeler 19-14, Reyes 18-16, Percival 10-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Bedard 5-8, Corcoran 1-0, Rowland-Smith 1-2, Garza 4-2, Dohmann 2-2, Glover 1-4, Wheeler 0-2, Reyes 2-1, Percival 0-2.
Batters faced: Bedard 29, Corcoran 5, Rowland-Smith 5, Garza 16, Dohmann 6, Glover 10, Wheeler 4, Reyes 4, Percival 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Rowland-Smith 1-0, Dohmann 3-0, Wheeler 2-0.
EjectionsTampa Bay Rays Manager Joe Maddon ejected by 3B umpire Hunter Wendelstedt. (7th).
Umpires: HP: Marvin Hudson. 1B: Randy Marsh. 2B: Brian Knight. 3B: Hunter Wendelstedt.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:29.
Att: 36,048.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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