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Bullpen blunder
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Rays 5, Mariners 4
Ichiro Suzuki heads to first after hitting an RBI single in the fifth inning. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
Brandon Morrow departed in the sixth inning with a four-run lead, but the bullpen surrendered five runs over the final three innings to lose it for Seattle. Ichiro Suzuki and Franklin Gutierrez drove in runs for the Mariners.
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Series at a glance:
SEA
Seattle (79-73)
Lost 1
Tampa Bay 5, Seattle 4   TB
Tampa Bay (78-74)
Won 1
September 23, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Seattle
0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0   4 10 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 X   5 8 1
Standings thru 9/23/09  |  Recap: SEA | TB  |  Gameday  |  Mariners stats  |  Rays stats
Seattle AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Suzuki, I, RF 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 .355
Gutierrez, F, CF 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 .278
Lopez, Jo, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .268
Griffey Jr., DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .215
Beltre, A, 3B 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 .261
Johjima, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .241
Hannahan, 1B 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .219
Wilson, Jo, SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 .195
  a-Tuiasosopo, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143
Saunders, M, LF 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 .238
  b-Hall, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .204
Totals 35 4 10 2 1 6 12  

a-Grounded out for Wilson, Jo in the 9th. b-Flied out for Saunders, M in the 9th.

BATTING
3B: Saunders, M (2, Cormier).
TB: Suzuki, I 2; Lopez, Jo; Beltre, A; Hannahan 2; Wilson, Jo; Saunders, M 5.
RBI: Suzuki, I (46), Gutierrez, F (62).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lopez, Jo 2; Wilson, Jo.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Suzuki, I (26, 2nd base off Davis, W/Navarro), Saunders, M (4, 3rd base off Davis, W/Navarro).
CS: Wilson, Jo (2, 2nd base by Davis, W/Navarro).

FIELDING
DP: (Beltre, A-Lopez, Jo-Hannahan).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bartlett, DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .319
Crawford, LF 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 .305
Longoria, 3B 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 .283
Zobrist, RF 3 1 1 0 1 0 3 .287
Aybar, W, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .253
  1-Perez, F, PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .160
  Richard, 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154
Iwamura, 2B 3 1 1 2 1 0 2 .294
Upton, B, CF 3 0 2 3 1 1 0 .237
Navarro, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 6 .219
Brignac, SS 4 0 1 0 0 2 5 .276
Totals 31 5 8 5 5 5 21  


1-Ran for Aybar, W in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Aybar, W (11, Morrow).
3B: Iwamura (2, Olson).
TB: Longoria 2; Zobrist; Aybar, W 2; Iwamura 3; Upton, B 2; Brignac.
RBI: Iwamura 2 (22), Upton, B 3 (48).
2-out RBI: Iwamura 2; Upton, B.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Brignac 3; Navarro.
GIDP: Bartlett.
Team RISP: 3-for-12.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Upton, B (39, 2nd base off Batista/Johjima).

FIELDING
E: Upton, B (4, throw).
PB: Navarro (6).
Outfield assists: Zobrist (Saunders, M at home).
DP: (Zobrist-Navarro).

 
Seattle IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Morrow 5.0 3 2 2 3 3 0 4.96
Olson (H, 3) 0.2 1 1 1 0 1 0 5.72
Batista (H, 12) 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.26
Kelley (H, 8) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.53
Lowe, M (BS, 8)(L, 2-7) 0.1 2 2 2 2 0 0 3.04
Vargas 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.93
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Davis, W 5.2 7 4 2 1 6 0 4.07
Cormier 0.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.28
Bradford 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.35
Shouse 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.04
Springer (W, 1-4) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.25
Choate (S, 5) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.62

Morrow pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

Pitches-strikes: Morrow 73-42, Olson 10-9, Batista 12-7, Kelley 10-7, Lowe, M 26-13, Vargas 7-4, Davis, W 96-64, Cormier 9-7, Bradford 9-5, Shouse 1-1, Springer 8-4, Choate 15-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Morrow 4-5, Olson 1-0, Batista 0-0, Kelley 2-0, Lowe, M 1-0, Vargas 0-1, Davis, W 2-4, Cormier 0-2, Bradford 0-1, Shouse 1-0, Springer 0-0, Choate 2-1.
Batters faced: Morrow 21, Olson 3, Batista 2, Kelley 3, Lowe, M 5, Vargas 2, Davis, W 24, Cormier 4, Bradford 2, Shouse 1, Springer 2, Choate 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Olson 2-2, Batista 1-1, Vargas 2-0, Cormier 1-1, Bradford 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Damien Beal. 1B: Bruce Dreckman. 2B: Paul Emmel. 3B: Scott Barry.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:03.
Att: 13,009.
September 23, 2009

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