Seattle 3, Oakland 2

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 10:10 PM
Location - Safeco Field
Temperature - 60°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dale Scott, First Base - Dan Iassogna, Second Base - CB Bucknor, Third Base - Bill Miller,
Attendance - 12411

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 36-39 19-19 17-20 L1
Seattle 32-44 13-20 19-24 W1

Recap

Mariners 3, Athletics 2: Brendan Ryan drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning as host Seattle edged Oakland to even the series at a game apiece.

Casper Wells singled and stole second to set up the eighth-inning rally against Athletics right-hander Jim Miller (2-1). Ryan worked the count full and fought off a pitch in on his hands, sending it just over the leap of Jemile Weeks at second base to plate Wells.

Charlie Furbush (4-1) picked up the win in relief and Tom Wilhelmsen worked the ninth for his sixth save.

The Mariners got to Oakland starter Travis Blackley in the third inning. Dustin Ackley reached with a leadoff single and moved to second when Ichiro Suzuki added a one-out single to center. Franklin Gutierrez followed and took a 3-1 fastball off the top of the wall in center field for an RBI double.

Seager’s sacrifice fly brought in Suzuki to make it 2-0.

Vargas cruised into the seventh inning, allowing only one hit over the first six and retiring Josh Reddick to open the seventh. But Yoenis Cespedes broke the shutout, cranking a 2-0 fastball into the bullpen in left-center to cut it to 2-1.

Vargas retired the next batter but was removed after allowing Seth Smith’s two-out double. Brandon League came on and immediately surrendered an RBI single to Jonny Gomes, knotting it at 2-2.

Vargas matched a career high with 10 strikeouts and was charged with two runs on three hits and a pair of walks in 6 2/3 innings.

Blackley lasted seven innings and allowed two runs on five hits.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Suzuki was making his first start of the season at designated hitter. He went 2-for-3 to extend his hitting streak to seven games. … Brandon Hicks made his first major league start at first baseman for the A’s. The 26-year-old had to borrow a first baseman’s glove from Gomes. … The Mariners have allowed a total of six runs in their last four games after yielding 39 in the previous four.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   Seattle
Travis Blackley Player Jason Vargas
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 6.2
3 Strikeouts 10
5 Hits 3
2.57 ERA 2.70
Hitting
Oakland   Seattle
Yoenis Cespedes Player Ichiro Suzuki
1 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
4 TB 2
.333 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 5 1 9 .167 10 14 2 4 1 0
Seattle 7 0 8 .259 10 4 3 2 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • Seattle will play their next game at home against Oakland. The Mariners have a W/L % of .438 after a win and .409 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game on the road against Seattle. The Athletics have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .462 after a loss.