July 21, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays center fielder B.J. Upton (2) gets caught stealing as Seattle Mariners first baseman Justin Smoak (17) tags him out in the first inning at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

Rays Vs. Mariners: Tampa Bay Can't Overcome Early Deficit Against Seattle

The Rays trail 2-0 after just one inning and can't recover in home loss to the Seattle Mariners.

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Mariners Vs. Rays Recap: Blake Beaven Shuts Down Tampa Bay In 2-1 Win

The Tampa Bay Rays suffered their second consecutive loss to the Seattle Mariners Sunday, as Mariners starter Blake Beaven shut down the Rays over eight innings to lead them to a 2-1 victory.

Beaven allowed just one run on four hits in those eight innings while striking out five while walking zero.

The Mariners broke the scoring open early with an RBI double, which was answered to in the bottom of the first by an RBI single by the Rays' Matt Joyce. The Mariners took the lead for good in the top of the second, when Brendan Ryan doubled in a run, allowing Seattle to coast to the victory.

Matt Moore pitched very well for the Rays, picking up a tough loss. He also went eight innings, allowing two runs on just five hits while striking out seven and walking none.

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Rays Vs. Mariners: Tampa Bay Struggles To Score In 2-1 Loss

In the top of the first inning, starting pitcher Alex Cobb gave up two runs -- a two-run RBI single from Michael Saunders. That would prove to be enough for the visiting Seattle Mariners. The Tampa Bay Rays would never recover from their early deficit, eventually falling to the Mariners by a final score of 2-1.

Cobb lasted just two innings after leaving the game due to injury.

Tampa Bay struggled to drive runs in. They would collect seven hits, but just one run, which came during the seventh inning when a single from Jose Lobaton scored Desmond Jennings.

The series rubber-match is schedule for Sunday at Tropicana Field at 1:40 p.m. EST. Matt Moore will be on the mound for the Rays.

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Rays Vs. Mariners Score Update: Tampa Bay Down 2-0 After Five Innings

Looking to build off Friday's 4-3 win over the Seattle Mariners, the Tampa Bay Rays find themselves trailing 2-0 following five innings of play at Tropicana Field on Saturday night.

Seattle took its two-run edge during the top of the first inning when a single to left field from Michael Saunders scored Casper Well and John Jaso. The Rays, meanwhile, have just four hits and no runs.

Alex Cobb first took the hill for Tampa Bay, but he had to leave after two innings. He took a grounder off his right shin. X-rays were negative. Replacing him was Cesar Ramos, who tossed three scoreless innings to keep the Rays within two runs.

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Rays Vs. Mariners Lineups: Tampa And Seattle Announce Their Starters

The Tampa Bay Rays and Seattle Mariners kick off game two of their three-game weekend set at 7:05 p.m. ET from Tropicana Field. Both teams used their official Twitter feeds to announce Saturday night's starters.

First for the host Rays:

And now, the lineups for the visiting Mariners:

Tampa is looking to continue to stay in contention for an American League wildcard berth. The Rays helped themselves in that area by defeating the Mariners on Friday night by a final score of 4-3.

Read more on the Rays at DRaysBay and SB Nation Tampa Bay. Head over to Lookout Landing and SB Nation Seattle for more on the Mariners. Baseball Nation is your source for news and analysis around Major League Baseball.

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Rays Vs. Mariners Preview: Tampa Goes For Three In A Row

The Tampa Bay Rays squeezed out a close, 4-3 victory on Friday night against the Seattle Mariners at Tropicana Field. It was the Rays second consecutive victory after defeating the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night, 6-0.

Tampa is looking to continue rolling against Seattle on Saturday night in the second of their three-game set in Central Florida.

Rays manager Joe Maddon will send pitcher Alex Cobb to the mound. The 2012 campaign has been a rough one for the young right-hander as he's gone 2-6 on the year with a 5.59 ERA in his last eight starts and didn't get past the fourth inning in his last appearance on the mound after walking five batters.

Read more on the Rays at DRaysBay and SB Nation Tampa Bay. Head over to Lookout Landing and SB Nation Seattle for more on the Mariners. Baseball Nation is your source for news and analysis around Major League Baseball.

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Rays Vs. Mariners Final Score: Tampa Bay Holds On For 4-3 Win

The Tampa Bay Rays and the Seattle Mariners decided that nine innings weren't enough on Friday night to decide their baseball game, instead opting to play a 14-inning marathon. The Rays took an early 2-1 lead in the sixth inning, which was quickly surrendered by the Mariners at their next at bat. Carlos Peguero hit a two-run shot to right field to give the Mariners a 3-2 lead.

In the bottom of the same inning however, the Rays were able to tie the game on a B.J. Upton infield single. The Rays held the tie through the ninth inning, but weren't able to plate a run to end the game until Ben Zobrist's double to right field in the bottom of the 14th inning.

Read more on the Rays at DRaysBay and SB Nation Tampa Bay. Head over to Lookout Landing and SB Nation Seattle for more on the Mariners. Baseball Nation is your source for news and analysis around Major League Baseball.

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Rays Vs. Mariners Preview: Tampa Bay Looking To Stay In The Wild Card Hunt Against Seattle

The Tampa Bay Rays are only a game out of the last wild card spot in the American League. They start a three game series with the Seattle Mariners on Friday night. Can they take the spot in this series?

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