Seattle 4, Oakland 2

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, September 26, 2011 10:10 PM
Location - Safeco Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Bob Davidson, First Base - Hunter Wendelstedt, Second Base - Brian Knight, Third Base - Jerry Layne,
Attendance - 17057

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Oakland 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 7 0
Seattle 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 4 8 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 72-88 43-38 29-50 L1
Seattle 67-93 37-42 30-51 W1

Recap


Jason Vargas struck out 10 over eight strong innings and Justin Smoak hit a three-run homer as the Seattle Mariners snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-2 win over the visiting Oakland Athletics on Monday night.
 
The A's took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Jemile Weeks led off with a double and scored on a one-out base hit by Hideki Matsui.

Vargas (10-13), though, allowed just three more hits the rest of the way, retiring 15 of the last 16 batters he faced and not allowing another Oakland runner past first base.
 
Miguel Olivo tied the game in the fifth with a solo home run against Brandon McCarthy (9-9), before Smoak broke the deadlock with two out in the sixth by driving a 1-0 pitch to right field.

Brandon League allowed a run on two hits in the top of the ninth but held on to pick up his 37th save.
 
McCarthy worked eight innings in defeat, yielding eight hits while striking out six without a walk.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   Seattle
Brandon McCarthy Player Jason Vargas
Loss W/L Win
8.0 IP 8.0
6 Strikeouts 10
8 Hits 5
4.50 ERA 1.12
Hitting
Oakland   Seattle
Hideki Matsui Player Miguel Olivo
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
0 HR 1
2 TB 6
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 7 0 9 .212 9 11 2 0 2 0
Seattle 8 2 16 .250 6 6 4 0 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Seattle will play their next game at home against Oakland. The Mariners have a W/L % of .439 after a win and .404 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game on the road against Seattle. The Athletics have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .477 after a loss.
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