Ackley has 3 RBIs, Mariners beat Rays 7-4

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Associated Press

Posted on June 7, 2014 at 6:36 PM

Updated Sunday, Jun 8 at 4:04 PM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Dustin Ackley drove in three runs, Roenis Elias won his second consecutive start, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-4 on Saturday.

Ackley hit a three-run double off Alex Cobb (1-4) during a four-run fifth that put the Mariners ahead 7-2. Willie Bloomquist added an RBI double in the inning.

Elias (5-4), coming off a three-hit shutout over Detroit last Sunday, was chased after giving up a two-run homer in the eighth to Evan Longoria that cut the Mariners' lead to 7-4. The left-hander allowed four runs and five hits over 7 2-3 innings.

Fernando Rodney, the former Rays closer, pitched the ninth to get his 17th save in his first appearance at Tropicana Field since joining the Mariners as a free agent in February.

James Loney homered for the Rays, who had a stopped a 10-game losing streak by beating Seattle 4-0 Friday night.

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