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