Oakland 2, Seattle 1

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, July 8, 2012 4:05 PM
Location - O.co Coliseum
Temperature - 61°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jeff Nelson, First Base - Chris Guccione, Second Base - Tim Tschida, Third Base - Bill Welke,
Attendance - 20075

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Seattle 36-51 16-25 20-26 L1
Oakland 43-43 24-20 19-23 W1


Athletics 2, Mariners 1 (13): Josh Reddick laced the game-winning double with none out in the bottom of the 13th inning to lift host Oakland over Seattle.

Jemile Weeks led off the inning with a single to right against Oliver Perez (0-2) and easily scored from first on Reddick’s double deep into the left-center field gap to end the 3-hour, 55-minute marathon.

Jordan Norberto (2-1) pitched a scoreless top of the 13th for his second win of the series for Oakland, which has won six of seven games.

Seattle’s Felix Hernandez and Oakland’s Bartolo Colon engaged in a terrific pitchers' duel in the finale for both teams prior to the All-Star break.

Colon retired 17 straight Mariners during one stretch and allowed one run and seven hits in 8 2/3 innings. He struck out five and walked none while throwing 79 of his 93 pitches for strikes.

Hernandez allowed one run and six hits in 7 2/3 innings. He struck out six and walked three while throwing 114 pitches.

Hernandez walked two batters in the eighth and was removed after issuing a full-count, two-out walk to Jonny Gomes. Lucas Luetge entered and fanned pinch hitter Chris Carter to end the threat.

Seattle’s Kyle Seager singled in the ninth and advanced to third on a two-out double by Justin Smoak that ended Colon’s afternoon. All-Star reliever Ryan Cook struck out Miguel Olivo to keep the game tied at 1-1.

Three of Oakland’s first four hitters reached against Hernandez to claw out a first-inning run. Coco Crisp and Weeks began the contest with singles and moved up on a grounder before Crisp scored on an infield single by Yoenis Cespedes.

Dustin Ackley led off the game with a single before Colon’s streak of retiring 17 straight. Ackley broke the drought with a two-out single to right in the sixth, moved to third on Ichiro Suzuki’s looping single that landed on the third-base foul line and scored on a single to right by Michael Saunders.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cespedes left after three innings with a sprained left thumb. … Seattle catcher Jesus Montero was out of the lineup for the third straight game due to a concussion. … Crisp had two hits in is 9-for-22 in Oakland’s last five games. … Ichiro finishes the first half with back-to-back two-hit games after suffering through a career-worst 0-for-23 skid.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Seattle   Oakland
Felix Hernandez Player Bartolo Colon
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.2 IP 8.2
6 Strikeouts 5
6 Hits 7
1.17 ERA 1.04
Seattle   Oakland
Dustin Ackley Player Jemile Weeks
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.333 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Seattle 9 0 11 .188 15 10 1 0 0 0
Oakland 9 0 11 .209 19 12 2 5 3 2

Upcoming Games

  • Oakland will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Athletics have a W/L % of .524 after a win and .477 after a loss.
  • Seattle will play their next game at home against Texas. The Mariners have a W/L % of .378 after a win and .440 after a loss.
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