Rolls had singles in his first two at-bats and grounded into a forceout to plate rookie
in the fifth as the
built a 5-1 lead.
After three relievers each gave a up a run to let the
back into the game, Rolls led off the eighth and sent
's first pitch over the left-center field wall for his sixth home run and a 6-3 lead.
added an RBI double later in the inning to give Tampa Bay a four-run advantage.
singled to plate Delgado and cut the deficit to 7-4.
came on and
drove his 1-0 offering over the right field wall for his first homer since June 23 and 11th of the season.
Carter notched his 18th save in 24 opportunities as Tampa Bay completed July with a 14-12 record, a franchise mark for wins in the month.
"It's starting to come toghether a little but for us, it really is," Mariners manager
It marks Tampa Bay's first winning month since June 2000, when it was 15-11.
"Positivity and progress. We haven't had the best year, but when you can see a litlle bit of progress, steps forward instead of steps backwards, it's a great thing," Rolls said. "I just had a good day at the plate."
(4-8) allowed two runs and three hits in 5 1/3 innings for the win. He threw 102 pitches, walking five and striking out two.
"I asked Sosa to go up there today and give us 100-105 pitches, hard from the get-go and that's exactly what he did," Piniella said.
(6-8) was reached for five runs and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings as Toronto (54-54) fell to .500 for the first time since May 22, when it was 24-24.
"It's just mechanics," said Hendrickson, who lost three of his four decisions in July. "I know where I want to be and I'm not there. I'm willing to try to change to make myself better because I can see some improvement, it just comes down to executing in the game."
had an RBI double and scored on a single by Rolls in the second to give Tampa Bay a 2-0 lead. The
doubled their advantage in the fourth on an RBI double by Jared Sanberg and an RBI single by
Phelps had an RBI groundout for Toronto's first run in the fourth.
Sosa left after allowing a one-out single to Kielty. Hudson hit the first pitch from
over the center field fence for his sixth homer, cutting Tampa Bay's lead to 5-3.