Iannetta’s HR lifts Mariners past Rays in 11

Mariners swept Tampa Bay in the 3-game series

Seattle Mariners' Chris Iannetta (33) is greeted by teammates at home plate after he hit a walk-off solo home run in the 11th inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in Seattle. The Mariners beat the Rays 6-5. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle Mariners' Chris Iannetta (33) is greeted by teammates at home plate after he hit a walk-off solo home run in the 11th inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in Seattle. The Mariners beat the Rays 6-5. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SEATTLE (AP) — Chris Iannetta led off the bottom of the 11th inning with a homer to give the Seattle Mariners a 6-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday and a sweep of the three-game series.

Iannetta jumped on a 3-2 pitch from Steve Geltz (0-1) for his third homer for Seattle, which was unable to hold an early 4-0 lead.

The Mariners escaped a one-out, bases-loaded jam in the 10th. Steven Souza Jr. reached on a one-out walk off Vidal Nuno, advanced on a passed ball and moved to third on Logan Morrison’s bloop single to left.

Steve Johnson (1-0) relieved and walked Steve Pearce to load the bases. Kevin Kiermaier fouled out to third and Hank Conger bounced into a force at second.

The Rays tied it 5-5 on Kiermaier’s one-out solo homer in the ninth.

Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano scores on sacrifice fly hit by Nelson Cruz in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle Mariners’ Robinson Cano scores on sacrifice fly hit by Nelson Cruz in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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