B.J. Upton hit a two-run homer and Alex Cobb pitched seven strong innings to help the Tampa Bay Rays to their season-high seventh consecutive win, 4-1 over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night.
Cobb (7-8) allowed a run and four hits. He struck out five and walked two in his fourth consecutive quality start and third consecutive win. His ERA is 1.93 over his last four outings.
Fernando Rodney record his major league-leading 37th save in 38 tries by pitching a scoreless ninth that extended his club record to 22 consecutive saves.
The Rays have won 10 of their last 12.
Seattle's Blake Beavan (7-7) pitched six innings, allowing eight hits and four earned runs. Beavan allowed all four runs on five hits in the third inning.
Upton's two-run shot to the upper deck in left field put Tampa ahead 3-0. His 13th homer was followed by a single from Matt Joyce and a double by Ben Zobrist to make it 4-0.
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