Part of this is thanks to the solid pitching performance of Wade Davis of the Rays, out-dueling "King Felix" Hernandez of the Mariners.
Davis went seven strong innings, allowing only two runs, one earned. His counterpart Hernandez went eight innings giving up only three runs.
The Mariners took the lead in the third inning thanks to a throwing error by shortstop Sean Rodriguez.
The Rays were able to tie the game in the bottom of the fifth inning, but the tie game didn't last too long.
In the top of the seventh, Davis gave up his only earned run, a solo dinger to second baseman Kyle Seager, the first of his career. It was a crushed line drive into right field, giving the Mariners a 2-1 lead.
The Rays didn't give up though. On RBI base hits by Ben Zobrist and Evan Longoria, the Rays took a 3-2 lead and handed the game over to their closer, Kyle Farnsworth, in the top of the ninth.
Farnsworth made quick work of the bottom of the Mariners lineup, securing the Rays victory.
Despite a very strong outing, Wade Davis didn't get the win.
The winning pitcher was Juan Cruz, while Felix Hernandez received the loss.
Despite not earning the win, Davis was able to lower his ERA to 4.43, while the Rays continue to try and keep winning to attempt to make the playoff picture come a little more into focus.