Rays hand Mariners four-game sweep with 4-3 win

Rays hand Mariners four-game sweep with 4-3 win

Rays hand Mariners four-game sweep with 4-3 win

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on May 3, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Updated Thursday, May 3 at 3:59 PM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Jeff Keppinger hit a two-run homer and Desmond Jennings added a two-run triple to help the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Seattle Mariners 4-3 Thursday to complete a four-game sweep.

Jeff Niemann (2-3) allowed three runs and seven hits over 5 1-3 innings as the Rays extended their winning streak to five with their 11th victory in 12 games.

The Mariners concluded 10-day, 10-game road trip with a season-high six-game losing streak. The skid came right after a four-game winning streak that included a sweep of Detroit to begin their three-city trip.

The Rays scored all of their runs in the second inning, with Keppinger and Jennings delivering the biggest hits of the day off Kevin Millwood (0-3).

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