Seattle 6, Oakland 1

Date - Sunday, May 12, 2013 4:10 PM
Location - Safeco Field
Temperature - 68°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dan Bellino, First Base - Mike DiMuro, Second Base - Ted Barrett, Third Base - Alfonso Marquez,
Attendance - 27599

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 19-20 9-8 10-12 L1
Seattle 18-20 11-9 7-11 W1

Recap

Mariners 6, Athletics 1: Kendrys Morales hit a three-run homer and Joe Saunders continued his home pitching success as Seattle beat Oakland for the second time in the three-game series.

Jason Bay also homered, Jesus Montero had a run-scoring single and Kyle Seager contributed a sacrifice fly as the Mariners won for the ninth time in 13 games. The Athletics have lost six of seven games and went 3-7 on a 10-game road trip.

Saunders (3-4) gave up one run and five hits in 6 1/3 innings to improve to 3-0 at home. He has a 0.94 ERA in four starts at Safeco Field.

Morales smacked his homer off Tommy Milone (3-5) in the first inning to get the Mariners started. Luke Montz had a run-scoring double in the second for Oakland before Seattle added runs on Montero’s fourth-inning single, Seager’s fifth-inning fly and Bay’s seventh-inning blast over the center-field fence.

Milone allowed five runs and six hits in five innings while losing his fifth straight start.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
The homer was the first for Morales since April 23. … Oakland OF Coco Crisp (hamstring) could return to action by the middle of the week. … Often-injured Mariners CF Franklin Gutierrez (hamstring) is close to beginning a rehab stint and manager Eric Wedge said Gutierrez won’t return to the club until he displays he is fully healthy.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   Seattle
Tom Milone Player Joe Saunders
Loss W/L Win
5.0 IP 6.1
4 Strikeouts 6
6 Hits 5
9.00 ERA 1.42
Hitting
Oakland   Seattle
Luke Montz Player Michael Morse
1 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.333 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 6 0 8 .182 18 10 1 3 1 0
Seattle 8 2 15 .258 12 8 6 4 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Seattle will play their next game on the road against NY Yankees. The Mariners have a W/L % of .389 after a win and .550 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game at home against Texas. The Athletics have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .368 after a loss.