Rays clobbered early against Mariners

by Gary Shelton on June 3, 2017 · 1 comment

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Kiermaier hit another home run against Mariners./CARMEN MANDATO

Kiermaier hit another home run against Mariners./CARMEN MANDATO

Saturday, 2 a.m.

Ah, now that's making a home run count.

The Seattle Mariners hit a grand slam and a three-run homer Friday night, taking a 12-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. The Mariners built an 8-0 lead in the first three innings, getting a grand slam from former Ray Taylor Motter and a three-run shot from Danny Valencia.

The Rays managed to score four runs on three homers

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Odorizzi had a rough outing for Rays./JEFFREY S. KING

Odorizzi had a rough outing for Rays./JEFFREY S. KING

themselves. Colby Rasmus and Tim Beckham hit solo shots and Kevin Kiermaier hit a two-run shot.

Tampa Bay didn't give itself much of a chance, however. Jake Odorizzi gave up eight runs, five of them unearned after an error by Brad Miller, in the first 2 1/3 innings. He gave up four hits and three walks.

Kiermaier had three hits for the Rays, while Corey Dickerson and Rasmus had two hits.

The Rays continue to lead the majors with 86 homers. They have 35 homers over their last 16 games.

Tampa Bay plays against Seattle again tonight, when Alex Cobb faces the Mariners' Sam Gaviglio.

Rasmus got the Rays on the board with home run../CARMEN MANDATO

Rasmus got the Rays on the board with home run../CARMEN MANDATO

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Larry Beller June 3, 2017 at 6:22 am

Doesn’t it seem like a Brad Miller error always results in multiple unearned runs? Daniel Robertson plays lights out defense and even though he doesn’t hit for much neither does Miller this year. The Rays never missed him while he was on the DL and now that he is back he has picked up right where he left off with errors in the field while he continues to hit nothing. At some point the powers that be in the front office and Kevin Cash have to realize this guy is killing us and he has to be benched.

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