SEATTLE, April 22 (UPI) -- Jarrod Washburn held Tampa to two runs Tuesday, going seven innings to improve to 3-0 in the Seattle Mariners' 4-2 win over the Rays.
Washburn struck out nine and scattered five hits and three walks. He now has given up just four earned runs in 21 innings. He is 12-3 in 17 starts lifetime against the Rays.
After losing 101 games in 2008, the Mariners have won seven of their first nine games.
The losing pitcher was Andy Sonnanstine (0-2), who gave up four runs -- three earned -- on six hits and a walk.
Tampa Bay's runs were driven in by Pat Burrell and Evan Longoria.
The Rays have lost six of seven.