Seattle 7, Oakland 3

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, April 6, 2012 10:05 PM
Location - O.co Coliseum
Temperature - 55°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tom Hallion, First Base - Brian O'Nora, Second Base - Alfonso Marquez, Third Base - Chad Fairchild,
Attendance - 35067

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Seattle 0 0 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 7 13 1
Oakland 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 9 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Seattle 2-1 0-0 2-1 W1
Oakland 1-2 1-2 0-0 L1

Recap

Mariners 7, Athletics 3: Kyle Seager and Chone Figgins drove in two runs apiece as visiting Seattle ruined Oakland’s home opener.

Jason Vargas (1-0) gave up two runs and five hits in 5 1/3 innings with the lone blemish coming when he was touched up for a 462-foot, two-run homer off the second-deck façade in left-center field by Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes.

Figgins and Dustin Ackley each had three hits as the Mariners jumped out to a 5-0 lead en route to defeating the Athletics for the second time in three meetings this season.

Seager’s two-run single to center capped four-run third inning for Seattle. A throwing error by Oakland third baseman Josh Donaldson helped set up the big inning and allowed the first run to score. The second was plated on a sacrifice fly by Jesus Montero.

The Mariners boosted their lead to five in the fourth on a run-scoring single by Figgins before Cespedes delivered his tape-measure homer in the bottom of the inning.

Figgins executed a safety-squeeze bunt in the sixth to drive in Michael Saunders and make it 6-2, and Ichiro Suzuki hit a sacrifice fly later in the inning.

Seth Smith had an RBI single in the eighth for the Athletics.

Oakland starter Brandon McCarthy (0-1) allowed five runs - two earned - and seven hits in five innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Seattle had 13 hits off four Oakland pitchers. … Athletics catcher Kurt Suzuki is just 1-for-13 through three games. … Montero served as Seattle’s designated hitter after being hit in the head with a pitch in an exhibition game Monday. Miguel Olivo played catcher. … Donaldson is Oakland’s starting third baseman due to Scott Sizemore's season-ending knee injury.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Seattle   Oakland
Jason Vargas Player Brandon McCarthy
Win W/L Loss
5.1 IP 5.0
3 Strikeouts 3
5 Hits 7
3.38 ERA 3.60
Hitting
Seattle   Oakland
Chone Figgins Player Coco Crisp
3 Hits 2
2 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 2
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Seattle 13 0 15 .361 22 6 6 4 2 1
Oakland 9 1 12 .250 19 7 3 1 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Oakland will play their next game at home against Seattle. The Athletics have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Seattle will play their next game on the road against Oakland. The Mariners have a W/L % of .500 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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