SEATTLE - Austin Jackson's solo home run in the seventh inning broke a 1-1 tie and the Seattle Mariners snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night.
Felix Hernandez (9-2) allowed just one run on two hits in seven innings. Rookie Carson Smith notched his first career save for Seattle.
Seth Smith doubled to lead off the fourth inning off Rays starter Alex Colome and advanced to third on a single from Logan Morrison. Willie Bloomquist singled to give the Mariners a 1-0 lead.
Kevin Kiermaier tripled off Hernandez with one out in the sixth inning and scored on a wild pitch to even the game at 1-1. Jackson homered on the seventh pitch against Rays reliever Steven Geltz (1-2) take the lead for good.
This story has been corrected to show the last name of the reliever who gave up the home run is Geltz, not Geitz.