SEATTLE, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Adrian Beltre drove in the go-ahead run to climax a five-run eighth inning Thursday night, as the Seattle Mariners rallied to defeat Tampa Bay, 8-7.
The Mariners won for only the fourth time in 19 games, but claimed their second straight victory by overcoming a six-run deficit.
Seattle scored twice in the seventh to get within 7-3, and then jumped on reliever Dan Wheeler in the eighth.
Ben Broussard greeted Wheeler with a single to load the bases, but Jose Vidro bounced into a double play with one run scoring. Kenji Johjima then singled in a run and pinch-hitter Jeremy Reed had a base hit.
Yuniesky Betancourt tied the game with a two-run double and, after Ichiro Suzuki was intentionally walked, Beltre drove in the go-ahead run with a single.
Ryan Rowland-Smith (1-0) worked 2 1/3 innings of relief to get the win.
J.J. Putz came on in the ninth for his 38th save of the season.