SEATTLE (AP) — Rookie Michael Pineda gave up just one hit and struck out a career-high 10, Dustin Ackley homered, doubled and scored twice, and the Seattle Mariners won for just the second time in 20 games, 3-2 over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday.
Pineda didn’t allow a hit until the sixth inning when Ben Zobrist’s RBI single brought the Rays even at 2-all. Ackley and Mike Carp answered in the bottom of the inning and gave Pineda just his second win in his last seven starts.
Pineda (9-7) pitched 6 1-3 innings, reliever Jeff Gray and closer Brandon League combined on the one-hitter.
Tampa Bay starter Alex Cobb (3-1) also struck out a career-high nine, but suffered his first major league loss.