Heads up, Mariners fans, if you havent been paying attention. This is how it looks when things are going your way. Its intoxicating stuff for however long it lasts.
The Mariners saw Erasmo Ramirez escaped one jam after another throughout the early innings Monday afternoon before handing the game to their bullpen and holding on for a 3-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Ramirez didnt last long enough for the victory, but the Mariners completed a 6-1 road trip that began a week earlier by winning a makeup game at New York before continuing with two victories in Atlanta.
Tampa Bay ace David Price, 4-6, slipped only in a three-inning, when the Mariners bunched four of their seven hits. He struck out 10 and walked one in eight innings.
Robinson Canos two-run double was the key blow in that three-run third. Joe Beimel, 1-1, got the victory, while Fernando Rodney pitched the ninth for his 18th save in 20 chances.
Ramirez threw 88 pitches in 4 2/3 innings and departed with two runners on base. He allowed four hits and walked five.
When Price faced the Mariners on May 13 at Safeco Field, the Rays took him off the hook for a well-pitched loss by scoring twice in the ninth inning against Rodney in a 2-1 victory.