Taijuan Walker injured, Mariners blow lead and lose to Rays

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CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 20: Taijuan Walker #44 of the Seattle Mariners pitches against the Cleveland Indians in the first inning at Progressive Field on April 20, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Taijuan Walker

 

TAMPA, Fla. – Evan Longoria and Corey Dickerson had three RBIs apiece and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied from an early four-run deficit to beat the SeattleMariners 8-7 on Tuesday night.

Longoria’s seventh homer in his last 10 games, a three-run shot off Nick Vincent, tied it at 7 in the seventh. Mike Montgomery (2-2) entered and walked two straight before Dickerson’s RBI single put Tampa Bay ahead 8-7.

Ryan Garton (1-0) got the final two outs in the seventh for his first major league win. Xavier Cedeno had a perfect eighth before Alex Colome worked the ninth to get his 19th save in as many chances.

Mariners starter Taijuan Walker left with one out in the fourth after aggravating his right Achilles tendon.  No other details were immediately available about the injury.