Leake pitches into 9th, Mariners beat Rays 5-4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Mike Leake had Seattle cruising toward a comfortable victory. A late Tampa Bay surge merely helped the Mariners pad their record in one-run games.

Leake pitched into the ninth inning, Mitch Haniger homered and drove in three, and the AL West-leading Mariners beat the Rays 5-4 on Thursday night.

Leake (6-3) was lifted with a 5-1 lead after allowing his eighth hit, a leadoff double in the ninth to Wilson Ramos. Johnny Field hit a three-run double off Alex Colome before the former Rays' closer got a game-ending grounder from Daniel Robertson.

''We got enough offense early in the game, and pitching and defense was the story again,'' Mariners manager Scott Servais said.

Seattle leads the majors in one-run wins (19) and decisions (28).

Haniger has 46 RBIs, one off his career high set last season. The Mariners won for the 10th time in 13 games.

Robertson homered for the Rays, who have scored 16 runs during a seven-game losing streak. The slide includes a three-game sweep last weekend in Seattle.

''Somehow we've got to figure out a way to win a ballgame,'' Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said.

The Rays are 9-15 in one-run games.

Seattle took a 3-0 lead in the second off Austin Pruitt (1-3). Dee Gordon hit a sacrifice fly, and then Jean Segura scored from first base on Haniger's two-run single - a ball that second baseman Joey Wendle dived for and knocked down in shallow right field.

Denard Span, playing at Tropicana Field for the first time since being traded with Colome by Tampa Bay to Seattle on May 25th, made it 4-0 with a solo homer in the third.

''A little odd walking in the stadium and by the home clubhouse definitely felt a little weird, especially when the trade just happened a week ago, '' said Span, who is from nearby Tampa. ''It felt like coming home from a long road trip.''

After Robertson had a leadoff shot in the third, Haniger got the run back with a solo drive in the fifth.

Pruitt entered in the second after bullpen starter Ryne Stanek worked out of a bases-loaded one-out jam during the first.

Pruitt gave up five runs and seven hits in seven innings.

With Chris Archer (left abdominal strain) and Jake Faria (left oblique strain) both on the disabled list, Tampa Bay is using just Blake Snell and Nate Eovaldi in regular starting roles.

While Faria may be sidelined two months, Archer resumed playing catch Thursday and the Rays are hopeful he will miss no more than two starts.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rays: Pitching coach Kyle Snyder, hospitalized in Seattle during a road trip last week for an undisclosed issue, rejoined the team.

DEBUT

Rays first baseman Jake Bauers went 0 for 4 in his first major league game. The 22-year-old lined out to left and to second base before second baseman Gordon made a nice play on a hard one-hopper in shallow right field. Bauers struck out in his last at-bat. ''It's just a great feeling all around,'' Bauers said of reaching the majors. To make room for Bauers, INF Brad Miller was designated for assignment.

FEW FREEBIES

Leake streak of no walks in five straight starts ended when C.J. Cron walked in the eighth. ''For some reason when walks get on, they tend to find their way around,'' Leake said. ''So it's a nice stat to be a part of.''

MARINERS' MOMENTS

Segura had two hits and tops the majors with 28 multihit games. ... Seattle is errorless in its last 15 games.

UP NEXT

Mariners: LHP Marco Gonzales (6-3) will start the second of the four-game set with Tampa Bay on Friday night. He has allowed a combined one earned run over 26 innings in his last four starts.

Rays: Reliever Wilmer Font (0-0) will become Tampa Bay's 13th pitcher to start a game this season in its third consecutive bullpen day Friday night.

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TB28-33
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  • W: M. Leake (6-3)L: A. Pruitt (1-3)
  • HR: SEA - D. Span (6), M. Haniger (13), TB - D. Robertson (7)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Gordon 2B40110010.292.313.375.6880.5
J. Segura SS41200001.341.360.486.8463.0
M. Haniger RF31231110.274.360.516.8769.5
N. Cruz DH30000111.255.333.478.8120.5
K. Seager 3B40000013.220.275.420.696-0.5
R. Healy 1B40100003.244.278.442.7201.0
D. Span LF32111111.247.359.408.7677.5
G. Heredia CF40000021.254.372.368.741-1.0
D. Freitas C41100030.208.300.283.5830.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Robertson SS51111013.263.392.437.8295.5
    C. Cron DH30000102.256.322.462.7841.0
    J. Wendle 2B40100001.281.328.386.7141.0
    W. Ramos C41100011.289.335.449.7842.5
    M. Duffy 3B40200001.311.352.404.7564.0
    J. Bauers 1B40000013.000.000.000.000-0.5
    C. Gomez RF31100000.193.266.354.6203.0
    M. Smith CF41200002.265.335.346.6813.0
    J. Field LF40230012.256.287.470.7575.5
      BATTING
      • HR - M. Haniger (13), D. Span (6)
      • SF - D. Gordon (3)
      • RBI - D. Gordon (15), M. Haniger 3 (46), D. Span (31)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Haniger 2 (14), D. Span (12)
      BATTING
      • 2B - W. Ramos (9), J. Field (7)
      • 3B - M. Duffy
      • HR - D. Robertson (7)
      • RBI - D. Robertson (18), J. Field 3 (14)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Field 3 (5)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - D. Gordon (3)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Leake-Gordon-Healy; Seager-Segura-Healy)
      FIELDING
      • E - D. Robertson (5)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Leake (W, 6-3)8.08221314.461.2824.5
      A. Colome1.02220104.051.31-0.5
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Leake (W, 6-3)8.0
      A. Colome1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Stanek1.01002203.381.131.0
      A. Pruitt (L, 1-3)7.07551624.571.116.0
      C. Roe1.00000203.631.124.0
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Stanek1.0
      A. Pruitt (L, 1-3)7.0
      C. Roe1.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - A. Colome (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Leake 100-69, A. Colome 22-16
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Leake 11-8, A. Colome 2-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Leake 31, A. Colome 6
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stanek 30-15, A. Pruitt 93-67, C. Roe 11-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Stanek 1-0, A. Pruitt 5-9, C. Roe 1-0
      • Batters Faced - R. Stanek 6, A. Pruitt 28, C. Roe 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      D. Gordon 2B40110010.292.313.375.6880.5
      J. Segura SS41200001.341.360.486.8463.0
      M. Haniger RF31231110.274.360.516.8769.5
      N. Cruz DH30000111.255.333.478.8120.5
      K. Seager 3B40000013.220.275.420.696-0.5
      R. Healy 1B40100003.244.278.442.7201.0
      D. Span LF32111111.247.359.408.7677.5
      G. Heredia CF40000021.254.372.368.741-1.0
      D. Freitas C41100030.208.300.283.5830.5
      Total33585231010-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        D. Robertson SS51111013.263.392.437.8295.5
        C. Cron DH30000102.256.322.462.7841.0
        J. Wendle 2B40100001.281.328.386.7141.0
        W. Ramos C41100011.289.335.449.7842.5
        M. Duffy 3B40200001.311.352.404.7564.0
        J. Bauers 1B40000013.000.000.000.000-0.5
        C. Gomez RF31100000.193.266.354.6203.0
        M. Smith CF41200002.265.335.346.6813.0
        J. Field LF40230012.256.287.470.7575.5
        Total35410411415-----
          BATTING
          • HR - M. Haniger (13), D. Span (6)
          • SF - D. Gordon (3)
          • RBI - D. Gordon (15), M. Haniger 3 (46), D. Span (31)
          • 2-Out RBI - M. Haniger 2 (14), D. Span (12)
          BATTING
          • 2B - W. Ramos (9), J. Field (7)
          • 3B - M. Duffy
          • HR - D. Robertson (7)
          • RBI - D. Robertson (18), J. Field 3 (14)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Field 3 (5)
          BASERUNNING
          • CS - D. Gordon (3)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (Leake-Gordon-Healy; Seager-Segura-Healy)
          FIELDING
          • E - D. Robertson (5)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Leake (W, 6-3)8.08221314.461.2824.5
          A. Colome1.02220104.051.31-0.5
          Total9.01044141---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Leake (W, 6-3)8.0
          A. Colome1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          R. Stanek1.01002203.381.131.0
          A. Pruitt (L, 1-3)7.07551624.571.116.0
          C. Roe1.00000203.631.124.0
          Total9.08553102---
          PITCHERSIP
          R. Stanek1.0
          A. Pruitt (L, 1-3)7.0
          C. Roe1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • HBP - A. Colome (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Leake 100-69, A. Colome 22-16
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Leake 11-8, A. Colome 2-0
          • Batters Faced - M. Leake 31, A. Colome 6
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stanek 30-15, A. Pruitt 93-67, C. Roe 11-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Stanek 1-0, A. Pruitt 5-9, C. Roe 1-0
          • Batters Faced - R. Stanek 6, A. Pruitt 28, C. Roe 3
          • 9TH INNING
            Field doubled to left, Ramos, Gomez and Smith scored54
          • 5TH INNING
            Haniger homered to center51
          • 3RD INNING
            Robertson homered to left center41
            Span homered to right40
          • 2ND INNING
            Haniger singled to shallow right center, Freitas and Segura scored, Haniger to second on shortstop Robertson fielding error30
            Gordon hit sacrifice fly to left, Span scored10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Chaz Roe relieved Austin Pruitt
            • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Heredia struck out swinging
            • D. Freitas: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Freitas struck out looking
            • D. Gordon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Gordon grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Leake Pitching:
            • W. Ramos: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ramos doubled to left center
            • Alex Colome relieved Mike Leake
            • M. Duffy: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Duffy grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Bauers: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bauers struck out swinging
            • C. Gomez: Ball, Gomez hit by pitch
            • M. Smith: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Smith singled to center, Ramos to third, Gomez to second
            • J. Field: Foul, Ball, Field doubled to left, Ramos, Gomez and Smith scored
            • D. Robertson: Strike looking, Robertson grounded out to third
            • End of the 9th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • A. Pruitt Pitching:
            • N. Cruz: Ball, Ball, Foul, Cruz grounded out to second
            • K. Seager: Seager grounded out to first
            • R. Healy: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Healy singled to right center
            • D. Span: Foul, Ball, Span lined out to left
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Leake Pitching:
            • D. Robertson: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike (foul tip), Foul, Robertson grounded out to pitcher
            • C. Cron: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cron walked
            • J. Wendle: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Wendle grounded into double play third to shortstop to first, Cron out at second
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • A. Pruitt Pitching:
            • D. Gordon: Gordon flied out to center
            • J. Segura: Ball, Strike looking, Segura grounded out to first
            • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Haniger struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Leake Pitching:
            • C. Gomez: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Gomez flied out to center
            • M. Smith: Smith flied out to deep center
            • J. Field: Field grounded out to second
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • A. Pruitt Pitching:
            • D. Span: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Span struck out swinging
            • G. Heredia: Foul, Ball, Foul, Heredia lined out to center
            • D. Freitas: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Freitas struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Leake Pitching:
            • J. Wendle: Wendle grounded out to second
            • W. Ramos: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Ramos struck out swinging
            • M. Duffy: Strike looking, Duffy tripled to left center
            • J. Bauers: Ball, Ball, Bauers grounded out to second
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • A. Pruitt Pitching:
            • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Haniger homered to center
            • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Cruz struck out swinging
            • K. Seager: Foul, Seager lined out to left
            • R. Healy: Ball, Healy fouled out to first
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Leake Pitching:
            • M. Smith: Strike swinging, Smith singled to center
            • J. Field: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Field singled to shallow right, Smith to third
            • D. Robertson: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Robertson struck out swinging
            • C. Cron: Foul, Foul, Ball, Cron grounded into double play pitcher to second to first, Field out at second
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • A. Pruitt Pitching:
            • D. Freitas: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Freitas struck out swinging
            • D. Gordon: Strike swinging, Ball, Gordon singled to shallow left center
            • J. Segura: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Segura flied out to deep right
            • M. Haniger: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Gordon caught stealing, catcher to second
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Leake Pitching:
            • M. Duffy: Duffy grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Bauers: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Bauers lined out to second
            • C. Gomez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gomez grounded out to second
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • A. Pruitt Pitching:
            • K. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Seager flied out to left
            • R. Healy: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Healy grounded out to third
            • D. Span: Span homered to right
            • G. Heredia: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Heredia struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Leake Pitching:
            • D. Robertson: Strike looking, Robertson homered to left center
            • C. Cron: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cron grounded out to third
            • J. Wendle: Strike looking, Wendle flied out to center
            • W. Ramos: Ball, Ball, Ramos grounded out to second
            • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • Austin Pruitt relieved Ryne Stanek
            • D. Span: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Span walked
            • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Heredia flied out to right
            • D. Freitas: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Freitas singled to shallow right, Span to third
            • D. Gordon: Ball, Foul, Gordon hit sacrifice fly to left, Span scored
            • J. Segura: Foul, Foul, Segura singled to right, Freitas to second
            • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Strike looking, Haniger singled to shallow right center, Freitas and Segura scored, Haniger to second on shortstop Robertson fielding error
            • N. Cruz: Ball, Foul, Cruz grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 2nd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Leake Pitching:
            • M. Duffy: Strike looking, Duffy singled to right
            • J. Bauers: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Bauers lined out to left
            • C. Gomez: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Gomez singled to shallow center, Duffy to second
            • M. Smith: Smith flied out to deep center
            • J. Field: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Field struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • R. Stanek Pitching:
            • D. Gordon: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
            • J. Segura: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Segura reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • M. Haniger: Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Haniger walked, Segura to second
            • N. Cruz: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Cruz walked, Segura to third, Haniger to second
            • K. Seager: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
            • R. Healy: Ball, Ball, Healy grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Leake Pitching:
            • D. Robertson: Robertson grounded out to shortstop
            • C. Cron: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Cron fouled out to first
            • J. Wendle: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Wendle singled to right
            • W. Ramos: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ramos flied out to shallow right
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)