Olivo powers Mariners past Rays, 9-6

Olivo powers Mariners past Rays, 9-6
Seattle Mariners' Miguel Olivo connects on a three-run home run against the Tampa Bay Rays in the eighth inning of Sunday's home game.
SEATTLE (AP) — Miguel Olivo hit a tiebreaking three-run homer off Joel Peralta in the eighth inning and the Seattle Mariners rallied for a 9-6 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday.

Ichiro Suzuki and Greg Halman each drove in two runs for Seattle, which has won six straight series and 14 of 18 games overall. Brandon League pitched a scoreless ninth for his 16th save, completing the Mariners' 15th come-from-behind victory this season.

Tampa Bay scored three times in the eighth take a 6-5 lead, but J.P. Howell (0-1) couldn't hold on. Justin Smoak walked with one out in the bottom half and Jack Cust and Adam Kennedy followed with base hits. Kennedy's tying single drove in pinch runner Jack Wilson.

Olivo then greeted Peralta with a drive into the Rays' bullpen in left field for his seventh homer.

B.J. Upton singled in a run in the third and scored to help Tampa Bay build a 3-0 lead.

Seattle responded with three runs in the bottom half and two more in the seventh. Suzuki had a two-run triple in the third and Halman added a tiebreaking two-run triple of his own in the seventh.

Wade Davis allowed five hits, struck out four and walked one in seven innings for Tampa Bay.

Erik Bedard tossed seven solid innings for Seattle, yielding three runs and eight hits. He struck out seven and walked none.

Once Bedard left, the Rays jumped all over Jamey Wright (2-2). Johnny Damon led off with a single to left field and Ben Zobrist and Matt Joyce followed with doubles to tie it at 5. Pinch-hitter Evan Longoria delivered a two-out RBI single into right field to put the Rays back on top.

NOTES: Longoria did not start after leaving Saturday's game with tightness in his left side. ... Halman had three hits in his first game since being called up from Triple-A Tacoma on Friday.