Burke Homers As Mariners Top Rays 7-1
Washburn goes seven innings in dominant outing
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 9, 2008 10:18 PM CDT
Seattle Mariners third baseman Adrian Beltre bobbles a ball hit by Tampa Bay Rays' Jonny Gomes during the fourth inning.   (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)
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(Newser) – Jarrod Washburn turned his simple game plan into another strong outing against the Tampa Bay Rays. Washburn allowed one run in seven innings, and Jamie Burke hit a three-run homer to lead the Seattle Mariners past the Rays 7-1 on Wednesday night. "I have to be able to establish that right half of the plate to be successful," Washburn said.

"When I'm able to do that, I'm able to have pretty good success." Washburn (1-1) gave up six hits, and improved to 11-3 against the Rays. "Washburn was extremely solid," Mariners manager John McLaren said. "He did a good job of moving the ball around."