Oakland 4, Seattle 0

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, April 13, 2012 10:10 PM
Location - Safeco Field
Temperature - 57°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim Timmons, First Base - Jeff Kellogg, Second Base - Eric Cooper, Third Base - Marty Foster,
Attendance - 46026

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 4-4 3-4 1-0 W2
Seattle 4-5 0-1 4-4 L2

Recap

Athletics 4, Mariners 0: The third time facing Felix Hernandez wasn't quite charming, but Oakland managed just enough offense against Seattle's ace, and Bartolo Colon threw seven scoreless innings to lift Oakland to its third win in four games and spoil the Mariners' home opener. 

Colon (2-1) has faced the Mariners in all three of his starts in 2012, and he has been dominant in two of them. He held Seattle to one run over eight innings in Tokyo, and he was even better this time, holding the Mariners to three hits - all singles.

Ryan Cook worked out of a jam to preserve the shutout in the eighth, and closer Grant Balfour worked a perfect ninth in a non-save situation.

Hernandez (1-1) didn't give up much - just two runs on seven hits over seven innings - but the A's broke through for just enough in the third. Cliff Pennington doubled off the wall in center to score one run and came around to score another on Coco Crisp's single to left.

The A's tacked on an insurance run on Kurt Suzuki's sacrifice fly in the eighth and added another on Jemile Weeks' solo home run in the ninth. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: The teams played for the fifth time and in the third city this season. They split two games in Tokyo to open the season, and Seattle swept a pair in Oakland. … Seattle's Michael Saunders just missed a three-run home run when his drive to right hooked foul in the fourth. Colon came back to strike out Saunders and strand two runners. … Colon improves to 16-12 in 32 starts against the Mariners. Hernandez falls to 13-5 in 24 starts against the A's. … Weeks' home run was his second of the season. He hit only two in 97 games with the A's last season.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   Seattle
Bartolo Colon Player Felix Hernandez
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 7.0
5 Strikeouts 6
3 Hits 7
0.00 ERA 2.57
Hitting
Oakland   Seattle
Cliff Pennington Player Jesus Montero
2 Hits 1
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 1
.500 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 9 1 14 .273 18 7 4 4 1 0
Seattle 3 0 3 .103 10 6 0 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Seattle will play their next game at home against Oakland. The Mariners have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game on the road against Seattle. The Athletics have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .600 after a loss.
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