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Iannetta’s walk-off home run lifts Mariners past Rays, 6-5, in 11th

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SEATTLE, WA - MAY 11: Chris Iannetta #33 (C) of the Seattle Mariners is congratulated by teammates after getting the game-winning hit in the eleventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Safeco Field on May 11, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

SEATTLE (AP) — Chris Iannetta led off the bottom of the 11th inning with a homer to give the Seattle Mariners a 6-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday and a sweep of the three-game series.

Iannetta jumped on a 3-2 pitch from Steve Geltz (0-1) for his third homer for Seattle, which was unable to hold an early 4-0 lead.

The Mariners escaped a one-out, bases-loaded jam in the 10th. Steven Souza Jr. reached on a one-out walk off Vidal Nuno, advanced on a passed ball and moved to third on Logan Morrison’s bloop single to left.

Steve Johnson (1-0) relieved and walked Steve Pearce to load the bases. Kevin Kiermaier fouled out to third and Hank Conger bounced into a force at second.

The Rays tied it 5-5 on Kiermaier’s one-out solo homer in the ninth.