Mike Montgomery walked Logan Morrison with the bases loaded in the 13th inning to bring in the winning run in the Tampa Bay Rays’ 3-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night.
Logan Forsythe tripled with one out and scored the winning run after Montgomery hit pinch-hitter Tim Beckham with a pitch and walked pinch-hitter Taylor Motter.
Matt Andriese (6-0) pitched 2 2/3 innings to get the win in his first relief appearance of the season.
Montgomery (2-3) lost for the second straight night.
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Nelson Cruz’s 16th home run followed a leadoff singly by Robinson Cano in the fourth inning, giving the Mariners a 2-0 lead against Rays starter Drew Smyly. It was Cruz’s fifth homer in nine games.
Smyly struck out a career-high 12 in 6 2/3 inning while giving up two runs on four hits. After giving up the home run to Cruz, the left-hander did not give up another hit and struck out six of the 11 batters he faced.
The win was the Rays’ ninth in the past 11 games, drawing them within a game of the .500 mark.
Rookie pitcher Blake Snell gets his second major league start today in a matinee at Tropicana Field. Game time is scheduled for 1:10 p.m.