Dana Eveland pitches during the first inning Friday. (John Froschauer/AP)
By Bob Sherwin / Special to MLB.com
Frank Thomas' RBI single sparked a three-run first inning, and an eighth-inning double play erased a bases-loaded threat in a win over the Mariners. Dana Eveland lasted into the sixth and Huston Street closed out the ninth for his seventh save in eight chances so far this season.
BATTING 2B: Brown, E (4, Baek). TB: Suzuki; Thomas; Brown, E 2. RBI: Thomas (12), Brown, E (20), Sweeney, R (7). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Murphy 2; Cust; Suzuki. SF: Sweeney, R. Team LOB: 6.
BASERUNNING SB: Sweeney, R (1, 2nd base off Lowe/Burke).
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