SEATTLE (AP) — Taijuan Walker get the start tonight for Seattle as they again face the Tampa Bay Rays.

Walker is 2-2 on the season. He left his last outing against Houston after just two innings because of neck spasms.

Even with the short stint in Houston, Walker has thrown at least six innings and allowed two or fewer runs in four of his six starts.

The Rays will start Chris Archer, who is seeking his second straight win. He threw six scoreless innings in his last start, against the Los Angeles Angels.


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Benoit throws bullpen session

SEATTLE (AP) — Mariners right-hander  has thrown a bullpen session as he deals with right shoulder issues.

Benoit had a strong session Monday, with the team saying he is closer to returning to Seattle's bullpen.

Benoit has not pitched since April 21 and was placed on the disabled list for the shoulder soreness.