The Rays won the rubber game of their series with the Seattle Mariners by a final score of 7-1. The victory improves the Rays record to 68-51 and with the victory they are now 2-games out of first as the Boston Red Sox lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1.
He was impressive in his return going 5 innings allowing 1R/ER on 3 hits while striking out 6 and walking 2. The only mistake he made was deposited in the right field stands off the bat off Raul Ibanez .
The only time he ran into trouble was in his final frame of work where he allowed a ground rule double (on what was a foul ball) and then issued back to back walk to load the bases with 2-outs but came back to strike out Nick Franklin  to end the inning.
Alex Torres  worked a scoreless 6th inning, Jamey Wright  held the Mariners scoreless in both the 7th and 8th inning, and Wesley Wright  worked a scoreless 9th. Overall the trio of relievers worked 4 scoreless innings allowing 2 hits striking out 4 and walking 2.
Sean Rodriguez , Wil Myers , Evan Longoria , and Yunel Escobar  all had multi-hit games with Wil Myers leading the way with 3 hits including two doubles, four RBI, two runs scored, and he reached on a hit by pitch as well.
Evan Longoria hit his 23rd home run on the season.