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Jackson Blast, King Felix Snap Mariners' Losing Streak

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King Felix allowed only two hits to earn his ninth win of the season. (Photo: ESPN/AP) King Felix allowed only two hits to earn his ninth win of the season. (Photo: ESPN/AP)

SEATTLE (AP) -- 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.

Mike Zunino followed with a walk to load the bases with no outs. However, the Mariners would fail to add to the damage as Jackson fouled out to third base. Robinson Cano's struggles continued as he grounded into a double play to end the inning.

Kevin Kiermaier tripled off Hernandez with one out in the sixth and scored on a wild pitch to even the game at 1-1. Jackson homered on the seventh pitch against Rays reliever Steven Geitz (1-2) take the lead for good. Jackson is hitting .390 with four doubles, a triple, a home run and four RBIs in his last 10 games.

The Mariners had been held to one run or less in three straight games and have not scored more than three runs in 11 straight games.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rays: RHP Jake Odorizzi is likely to miss some time after suffering a tight left oblique Friday night. ... 3B Evan Longoria was not in the lineup Saturday and is day-to-day while nursing a sore left wrist.

Mariners: RHP Hisashi Iwakuma is expected to toss his second bullpen session on Sunday. Iwakuma threw 27 pitches in a bullpen session on Thursday as he continues to work back from a strained right lat muscle that landed him on the disabled list on April 24.

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Rays: RHP Chris Archer (6-4, 2.01 ERA) is coming off two straight starts with at least 12 strikeouts and no walks. Archer allowed just two hits over eight innings with 12 strikeouts against Seattle on May 27.

Mariners: LHP Mike Montgomery (0-0, 1.50 ERA) is making his second career start. Montgomery took a no decision after allowing just one run on four hits over six innings to the New York Yankees in his major league debut last Tuesday.

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