SEATTLE (Ticker) --
had little trouble fitting into the middle of the
' batting order.
Guillen belted a three-run homer and knocked in a career-high five runs as the Mariners snapped a six-game losing streak with a 9-3 victory over the
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
With designated hitter
and center fielder
not starting and
dropped to cleanup, Guillen was inserted to the third spot in the lineup.
Guillen, who normally bats at the bottom of the order, responded with a huge night. After erasing a 3-0 deficit in the fifth inning with his home run off
(9-8), he capped a five-run seventh with a two-run single.
"I just want to be out there and play every day," Guillen said. "It doesn't matter what part of the lineup. I was very happy he (Mariners manager
) had the confidence to put me in the third spot."
"When he went and looked at the lineup he was pretty excited about that," Mariners manager
said. "He had a huge night in three hole with Cammy not here and Edgar not in the lineup tonight. In the middle of the lineup someone has pick it up and he certainly did."
(16-6) settled down after surrendering a three-run homer to
in the top of the first. The 40-year-old lefthander went seven innings and allowed seven hits, striking out six without a walk.
Zambrano (9-8) lost his third straight start. The righthander gave up four runs and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings, walking four and striking out seven.
Zambrano and two relievers combined to issue 10 walks as the
lost their sixth straight game.
"It's been our problem (walks),"
said. "Tonight six of them scored. Well, walks score."
Moyer, who was 0-1 in his last three starts, got off to a rough start.
led off with a single off the right field wall,
sent an 0-1 pitch over the right field wall for his career-high 24th homer.
"We got to him early for three runs," Huff said. "He left a slider up to me. It was a mistake pitch and I got it but after that he really stuck it up our (butt). After the homer, he really made no mistakes."
But Moyer settled down after Huff's blast to scatter four hits over his final six innings.
"It happened so early and so quick that I just tried to stay focused on my game plan," Moyer said. "I just tried to stay aggressive and not try to peck and just try to close the door at that point."
Zambrano worked out of trouble in the third and fourth innings before the Mariners finally got to him in the fifth.
The league leader in walks, Zambrano got himself into trouble with his control. He issued a leadoff walk to
drew a walk.
Zambrano got ahead 1-2 on Guillen, who drove the next offering over the right-center field wall for his fifth homer to tie the game. After Guillen's blast, Piniella visited the mound and voiced his displeasure to Zambrano.
"Zambrano was upset about the home run ball and I said, `Look it wasn't the home run ball, it was two walks prior to the home run ball," Piniella said.
After Boone struck out, John Olreud laced a double into the left-center field gap.
followed with a single into right field and Olreud narrowly beat
' threw to the plate to give the Mariners a 4-3 lead.
In the sixth, the
put two runners on with two outs but Rolls struck out on a 3-2 pitch.
The Mariners then broke open the game against the
' bullpen in the seventh by scoring five times.
issued walks to Boone, Olerud and Winn to start the inning before being relieved by
, who induced Martinez to hit a groundball to third which Jared Sanberg turned into a home to first double play.
Following an intentional walk to
, Wilson came through by lining a two-run single into right field to make it 6-3. Suzuki walked and
delivered an RBI base hit before Guillen capped the inning with his two-run single.