"Player" of the Game: Tampa Bay's own good luck aka Mariners screw-ups (2.747 NRuns)
Actual player of the game: Franklin Gutierrez (2.669 NRuns: 1.151 hitting, 1.518 fielding)
Three errors are bad but not as bad as you think: Jack Wilson (-1.181 NRuns: -0.304 hitting, -1.036 fielding, 0.159 running)
Goat: Milton Bradley (-1.951 NRuns: -1.358 hitting, -0.593 fielding)
Jack Wilson's going to get bullseyed for his three errors, but Don Wakamatsu pulled the game's real goat after said goat's strikeout ended the 6th. Milton Bradley had one of his lesser games in the field, but thrust into higher leverage plate appearances as the cleanup hitter, Bradley came up empty and was so upset with himself after his 2nd strikeout ended the 6th that he blew his top in the dugout and Wak immediately pulled him for Ryan Langerhans. Yes, Bradley at his best is one of the M's better players, but his emotions tend to get the best of him when things don't go well, and Wak made the relevant decision to get Milton out of there with his head space in the wrong place.
Even after tiring and getting hit a bit in the end, Rays ace James Shields pitched a great game, and chances weren't likely that the M's were going to score more than 2-3 runs off him. The busy 6th inning for the M's was a big product of luck, though Bradley's final strikeout and the worn-out Ken Griffey Jr's strikeout immediately killed any hope of getting more than the single run they got. So good luck in, bad fortune out, and it all balanced out in the end (unfortunately).
Meanwhile, the team still isn't hitting, film at 11. Add in some relatively poor infield defense, and the M's were doomed.