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Mariners Fall in Opener with Rays, 4-0

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Erik Bedard struck out eight in six innings and the Tampa Bay Rays stopped a 10-game losing streak by beating the Seattle Mariners 4-0 Friday night.

The skid tied Boston for the longest in the majors this season. The Red Sox dropped 10 straight from May 15-25, with Tampa Bay handing them the last three losses in the streak. This was the Rays' first victory since then.

Bedard (3-4) scattered four hits and walked one in ending a three-start losing streak. Jake McGee, Joel Peralta and Grant Balfour, who gave up a ninth-inning single, all went one inning to complete a five-hitter.

After Jose Molina got his first RBI this season on a fourth-inning sacrifice fly, Tampa Bay went ahead 3-0 in the fifth on an RBI bunt single by Desmond Jennings and Yunel Escobar's run-scoring single off Chris Young (5-3).

Young gave up three runs, seven hits and five walks over five innings for the Mariners, who had their five-game winning streak snapped.

The Rays loaded the bases with two outs in the second, but failed score when Molina popped out to shortstop Brad Miller. Dating to last season, it was Molina's 100th consecutive at-bat, including 87 this year, without an RBI.

Kevin Kiermaier doubled and went to third on a wild pitch in the fourth before Molina ended a stretch of 19 scoreless innings by Seattle pitchers with his sac fly.

Bedard worked out of a second-and-third, no-out jam in the third by striking out Miller, James Jones and Michael Saunders.

Saunders left after three innings due to a sore right shoulder.

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