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Rays fall in ninth
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Mariners 2, Rays 1
Dan Wheeler leaves the field after giving up the walk-off homer. (Ted S. Warren/AP)
Andy Sonnanstine looked unhittable early on Thursday, retiring 17 in a row at one point, but he left in the eighth after letting the Mariners tie the game. Dan Wheeler came on in the ninth and gave up a walk-off home run to the first batter he faced, Raul Ibanez.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (68-46)
Lost 1
Seattle 2, Tampa Bay 1   SEA
Seattle (45-70)
Won 1
August 7, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   1 5 0
Seattle
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1   2 6 0
Standings thru 8/7/08  |  Recap: TB | SEA  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Mariners stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Iwamura, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .278
Upton, B, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .263
Crawford, C, LF 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .272
Longoria, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 2 1 .278
Pena, C, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .239
Floyd, C, DH 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 .248
Navarro, D, C 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .302
Hinske, RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .246
  Gross, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229
Zobrist, SS 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 .241
Totals 30 1 5 0 3 7 18  

BATTING
2B: Navarro, D (19, Hernandez, F).
TB: Navarro, D 2; Longoria; Crawford, C; Pena, C; Zobrist.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Upton, B; Hinske; Navarro, D.
GIDP: Iwamura, Pena, C.
Team RISP: 0-for-8.
Team LOB: 6.

 
Seattle AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Suzuki, I, RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .305
Reed, J, CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .275
Ibanez, LF 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 .290
Beltre, A, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .253
Lopez, Jo, 2B 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 .309
Clement, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .191
Balentien, DH 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 .205
LaHair, 1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 .288
  1-Cairo, PR-1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244
Betancourt, Y, SS 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 .255
Totals 28 2 6 2 0 5 8  

1-Ran for LaHair in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Lopez, Jo (30, Sonnanstine), Balentien (5, Sonnanstine).
HR: Ibanez (18, 9th inning off Wheeler, D, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Ibanez 4; Lopez, Jo 3; LaHair; Suzuki, I; Balentien 2.
RBI: Betancourt, Y (32), Ibanez (79).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Beltre, A; LaHair; Reed, J.
SAC: Reed, J.
SF: Betancourt, Y.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Lopez, Jo-Betancourt, Y-LaHair 2).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sonnanstine 7.1 5 1 1 0 4 0 4.40
Miller, T 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.97
Wheeler, D (L, 2-5) 0.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 2.39
 
Seattle IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hernandez, F 8.0 4 1 1 3 5 0 2.94
Putz (W, 5-4) 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.40

Wheeler, D pitched to 1 batter in the 9th.

WP: Sonnanstine, Hernandez, F.
HBP: Longoria (by Putz).
Pitches-strikes: Sonnanstine 85-58, Miller, T 7-6, Wheeler, D 4-3, Hernandez, F 105-64, Putz 16-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sonnanstine 8-5, Miller, T 1-0, Wheeler, D 0-0, Hernandez, F 12-3, Putz 0-0.
Batters faced: Sonnanstine 27, Miller, T 2, Wheeler, D 1, Hernandez, F 29, Putz 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Miller, T 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike Muchlinski. 1B: Greg Gibson. 2B: Angel Campos. 3B: Brian Runge.
Weather: 75 degrees, clear.
Wind: 2 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:09.
Att: 25,419.
Venue: Safeco Field.
August 7, 2008
August 7, 2008

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