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Odorizzi on outing: 'Just one of those days'

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ST. PETERSBURG -- Jake Odorizzi wasn't himself Saturday night, allowing all of the Mariners' runs in a 7-6 loss for the Rays.

"It's one of those days where I just didn't have it," said Odorizzi, who allowed seven runs on eight hits and five walks in 3 2/3 innings to move to 6-7 on the season. "My arm kind of felt dead. My body felt fine, but nothing coming out of it today. ... It's just one of those days where nothing was there and there's no more to say than it's just one of those days. That's it."

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ST. PETERSBURG -- Jake Odorizzi wasn't himself Saturday night, allowing all of the Mariners' runs in a 7-6 loss for the Rays.

"It's one of those days where I just didn't have it," said Odorizzi, who allowed seven runs on eight hits and five walks in 3 2/3 innings to move to 6-7 on the season. "My arm kind of felt dead. My body felt fine, but nothing coming out of it today. ... It's just one of those days where nothing was there and there's no more to say than it's just one of those days. That's it."

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Odorizzi needed 97 pitches to record 11 outs.

"I don't think he had a feel for really anything that was coming out of his hand as far as the slider, the cutter, the split, the fastball," Rays manager Kevin Cash said. "He was up. I know he pitches up, but he was up more than usual.

"Falling behind, some uncharacteristic walks. I mean, a four-pitch walk in there. Generally, when you see Odo going well, you don't see that. It was definitely a struggle for him tonight."

Video: SEA@TB: Cash discusses the 7-6 loss to the Mariners

Odorizzi has lost his three starts since returning from the 10-day disabled list.

The righty managed to avoid trouble initially, dodging a one-out, bases-loaded situation in the second. But he couldn't escape what happened in the third.

Odorizzi fell behind 1-0 to Mitch Haniger before delivering an 87-mph cutter. Haniger connected, depositing the baseball into the left-field stands for his eighth home run of the season and his first career grand slam to give the Mariners a 4-1 lead.

Video: SEA@TB: Haniger belts his first career grand slam

More trouble followed in the fourth when Nelson Cruz hit a two-run homer off Odorizzi that pushed the Mariners' lead to 7-2.

The seven runs allowed by Odorizzi were the most he has surrendered since July 7 vs. Boston, and one shy of tying a career high. Added frustration for Odorizzi came with the fact that the offense scored six runs.

"That's the way baseball goes," Odorizzi said. "You have a string of good ones and no runs and a bad one and we score runs. There's not too much to look into, it's just another tease of being right on the doorstep."

Worth noting

The Rays claimed outfielder Cesar Puello off outright waivers from the Angels. He will wear No. 30. A corresponding move will be made later.

Puello, 26, is a career .287/.364/.429 hitter with 62 home runs and 184 stolen bases over 10 Minor League seasons in the Mets, Yankees, Rangers and Angels systems.

Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005.

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