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Devil Rays pound out 13 runs, snap skid

May 25, 2007 - 1:30 AM ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (Ticker) -- The Tampa Bay Devil Rays snapped their latest losing streak in impressive fashion.

Carl Crawford and Dioner Navarro drove in three runs apiece as the Devil Rays pounded out 12 hits en route to a 13-12 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday.

In all, four players had multi-hit games and drove in two or more runs for Tampa Bay, which came into Thursday's contest on a five-game slide.

"I like the fact we kept battling and scored a lot of runs," Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon said.

The last time the Mariners surrendered 13 or more runs was during a 14-3 drubbing at the hands of the Red Sox on April 10. Seattle pitchers had given up two runs or less in three of their last four games.

"This series we were able to get the big hits," Seattle manager Mike Hargrove said. "When you score 12 runs and get 18 hits, it's a little tough of a loss to take."

The Mariners got on the board first when Ichiro Suzuki led off with a single - extending his hitting streak to 17 games - and moved to third when Jose Vidro followed with a double. Suzuki came in to score on Jose Guillen's groundout and Vidro scored when Ben Broussard singled.

The Devil Rays countered with three runs in their half of the inning. Crawford tripled home the first run and rookie Delmon Young doubled home a pair to put Tampa Bay on top, 3-2.

"We swung the bats well today," Crawford said. "We were able to keep going and score a lot of runs and we needed every one of them at the end."

The day would not get any better for Seattle starter Horacio Ramirez, who was forced to leave in the top of the third with tightness in his left shoulder.

"It doesn't look to be serious," Ramirez said. "The injury is in the back of the shoulder and does not allow me to finish the pitch. There is no timetable and I will see the team doctor (Friday)."

After Seattle re-took the lead with single runs in the second and third, Ramirez's replacement, Sean White (1-1), proceeded to allow seven runs in just two-thirds of an inning.

The Devil Rays pounded out six hits and drew three walks in the third frame and added two more runs in the fourth on Navarro's triple to right-center field off Seattle's third pitcher of the day - righthander Jason Davis - to push the advantage to 12-4.

"Navarro's going to keep getting better," Maddon said. "He's going to get hot. He keeps his head up and I appreciate that."

The Mariners showed no quit, adding three runs in both the six and seventh innings, chasing Tampa starter Jae Seo (3-4) in the sixth.

Seo, who turned 30 on Thursday, yielded seven runs - six earned - and 13 hits in five-plus innings. It marked the fourth time this season that Seo had given up more than six runs in a start.

"It wasn't one of his better days," Maddon said.

Seattle's comeback bid fell just short. After Ichiro hit a two-run homer to cut the deficit to 13-12 in the ninth, closer Al Reyes struck out Guillen to back into his 13th save of the season.

"They battled back and fortunately Reyes came in and got the final out," Devil Rays second baseman Ty Wigginton said. "We swung the bats pretty good today. Lots of hits, lots of runs."

Jose Lopez had four of Seattle's 18 hits, including a fourth-inning triple. Lopez hit a ball off the outfield wall that eluded center fielder B.J. Upton, prompting third base coach Carlos Garcia to wave Lopez home. However, Lopez was thrown out by several feet.

"When the ball hit the wall, I thought for sure he got it," Garcia said. "I thought there was no way he would get thrown out. It makes me mad because there was no one out at the time. It really (upsets) me."








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    SEATTLE 2 1 1 0 0 3 3 0 2 12 18 0
    TAMPA BAY 3 0 7 2 0 0 0 1 x 13 12 2 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: SEA - HORACIO RAMIREZ, SEAN WHITE (3RD), JASON DAVIS (3RD), ERIC
    O'FLAHERTY (7TH) AND KENJI JOHJIMA
    TAM - JAE SEO, TIM CORCORAN (6TH), SHAWN CAMP (7TH), AL
    REYES (

    May 24 6:16 PM


  • AL
    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY ICHIRO SUZUKI (3) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH
    2 OUT IN THE 9TH OFF AL REYES SCORED RAUL IBANEZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 12, TAMPA BAY 13
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: J VIDRO (.311, 2-FOR-4, BB, RBI)

    Mariners vs. RaysMay 24 6:11 PM
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    RUWTbot Added 35 roots (Close Finish)

    Mariners vs. RaysMay 24 6:11 PM


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    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY TY WIGGINTON (9) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN THE
    8TH OFF ERIC O'FLAHERTY.
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 10, TAMPA BAY 13
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: D YOUNG (.240, 1-FOR-4, 2 RBI)

    Mariners vs. RaysMay 24 5:58 PM


  • AL
    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY JOSE LOPEZ (6) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 7TH OFF TIM CORCORAN SCORED KENJI JOHJIMA AND YUNIESKY
    BETANCOURT.
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 10, TAMPA BAY 12
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: W BLOOMQUIST (.121, 1-FOR-2, BB)

    Mariners vs. RaysMay 24 5:27 PM


  • AL
    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOSE VIDRO SCORED JOSE LOPEZ.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J VIDRO ON FIRST, W BLOOMQUIST ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 7
    TAMPA BAY 12 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: J GUILLEN (.276, 0-FOR-3, RBI)

    Mariners vs. RaysMay 24 5:08 PM


  • AL
    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    PASSED BALL BY DIONER NAVARRO ALLOWED YUNIESKY BETANCOURT
    TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, W BLOOMQUIST ON FIRST, J LOPEZ ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 6
    TAMPA BAY 12 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: J VIDRO (.307, 1-FOR-3)

    Mariners vs. RaysMay 24 5:07 PM


  • AL
    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOSE LOPEZ SCORED KENJI JOHJIMA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J LOPEZ ON FIRST, Y BETANCOURT ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 5
    TAMPA BAY 12 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: W BLOOMQUIST (.094, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Mariners vs. RaysMay 24 5:00 PM


  • AL
    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY DIONER NAVARRO SCORED JORGE CANTU AND JONNY
    GOMES.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, D NAVARRO ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 4
    TAMPA BAY 12 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: J WILSON (.389, 2-FOR-2, RBI)

    Mariners vs. RaysMay 24 4:39 PM


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    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CARL CRAWFORD SCORED JOSH WILSON AND B.J. UPTON.
    SITUATION: 7 RUNS IN, C CRAWFORD ON FIRST, B HARRIS ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 4
    TAMPA BAY 10 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: T WIGGINTON (.243, 1-FOR-1, BB, RBI)

    Mariners vs. RaysMay 24 4:22 PM


  • AL
    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY B.J. UPTON SCORED DIONER NAVARRO.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, B UPTON ON SECOND, J WILSON ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 4
    TAMPA BAY 8 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: B HARRIS (.315, 1-FOR-1, BB)

    Mariners vs. RaysMay 24 4:19 PM


  • AL
    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOSH WILSON SCORED JONNY GOMES.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, J WILSON ON FIRST, D NAVARRO ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 4
    TAMPA BAY 7 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: B UPTON (.304, 0-FOR-2)

    Mariners vs. RaysMay 24 4:17 PM


  • AL
    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY DIONER NAVARRO SCORED TY WIGGINTON.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, D NAVARRO ON FIRST, J GOMES ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 4
    TAMPA BAY 6 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: J WILSON (.353, 1-FOR-1)

    Mariners vs. RaysMay 24 4:16 PM


  • AL
    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY JORGE CANTU SCORED CARL CRAWFORD.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, T WIGGINTON ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 4
    TAMPA BAY 5 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: J GOMES (.178, 0-FOR-1)

    Mariners vs. RaysMay 24 4:10 PM


  • AL
    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY TY WIGGINTON SCORED BRENDAN HARRIS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, T WIGGINTON ON SECOND, C CRAWFORD ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 4
    TAMPA BAY 4 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: D YOUNG (.244, 1-FOR-1, 2 RBI)

    Mariners vs. RaysMay 24 4:07 PM


  • AL
    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY KENJI JOHJIMA SCORED BEN BROUSSARD.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, K JOHJIMA ON FIRST, R SEXSON ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 4
    TAMPA BAY 3 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: Y BETANCOURT (.270, 0-FOR-1)

    Mariners vs. RaysMay 24 3:57 PM


  • AL
    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    PASSED BALL BY DIONER NAVARRO ALLOWED WILLIE BLOOMQUIST TO
    SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, I SUZUKI ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 3
    TAMPA BAY 3 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: J VIDRO (.310, 1-FOR-1)

    Mariners vs. RaysMay 24 3:43 PM


  • AL
    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY DELMON YOUNG SCORED CARL CRAWFORD AND TY
    WIGGINTON.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, D YOUNG ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 2
    TAMPA BAY 3 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: J CANTU (.250, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Mariners vs. RaysMay 24 3:30 PM


  • AL
    AT TAMPA BAY - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY CARL CRAWFORD SCORED BRENDAN HARRIS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C CRAWFORD ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 2
    TAMPA BAY 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: T WIGGINTON (.239, 8 HR, 23 RBI)

    Mariners vs. RaysMay 24 3:27 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    SEATTLE 2 2 3 0
    TAMPA BAY 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: SEA - HORACIO RAMIREZ
    TAM - JAE SEO

    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: B UPTON (.308, 8 HR, 26 RBI)
    B HARRIS (.310, 2 HR, 11 RBI)
    C CRAWFORD (.295, 5 HR, 24 RBI)

    Mariners vs. RaysMay 24 3:19 PM