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Long grand slam in 10th, Mariners sweep Rays in 4-game set

Shed Long Jr. hit a grand slam with two outs in the 10th inning, lifting the Seattle Mariners over the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 for a four-game sweep.
Credit: AP
Seattle Mariners' Shed Long Jr. celebrates as he rounds the bases after hitting a grand slam home run off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Diego Castillo that also scored Luis Torrens, Dylan Moore and Jake Bauers during the 10th inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 20, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

SEATTLE (AP) — Shed Long Jr. hit a grand slam with two outs in the 10th inning, lifting the Seattle Mariners over the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 for a four-game sweep.

The Rays owned the best record in the majors before their current six-game losing streak. 

Long's first homer of the season came against Diego Castillo. 

Dylan Moore started Seattle's 10th with a bunt hit when Castillo's throw to third was too late to catch designated runner Taylor Trammell, who was pinch-running for Ty France. 

Trammell then got caught in a rundown between third and home on Jake Bauers' grounder for the first out. 

Luis Torrens drew a walk to load the bases and Jake Fraley popped out before Long's shot to right field.