James Kaprielian pitched seven scoreless innings and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 6-3 to keep away from a three-game sweep
OAKLAND, Calif. — James Kaprielian pitched seven scoreless innings and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 6-3 on Wednesday to keep away from a three-game sweep.
Kaprielian (2-0) surrendered simply two hits and two walks, placing out 4 in his third profession begin because the A’s snapped a three-game shedding streak.
Matt Olson launched his thirteenth homer of the season and Seth Brown had two hits and two RBIs for Oakland. Ramón Laureano and Matt Chapman additionally drove in runs.
The A’s jumped on Seattle starter Robert Dugger for 2 runs within the first inning, together with an RBI double by Brown. Dugger (0-1) allowed 5 runs on 5 hits and three walks in 3 1/3 innings.
Olson’s third-inning homer made it 3-0. He drove in one other run within the fourth on a sacrifice fly because the A’s pushed forward 6-0.
Jarred Kelenic, Mitch Haniger and Kyle Seager drove in runs for the Mariners within the eighth inning off Yusmeiro Petit. Jake Diekman got here in to file the ultimate 4 outs and earn his sixth save.
Oakland’s Elvis Andrus had two hits following a three-hit efficiency on Tuesday. The veteran has hit .308 over his final 17 video games, elevating his season common from .143 to .197.
“I really feel so much higher on the plate, particularly yesterday,” Andrus mentioned. “I used to be capable of finding myself once more and really feel like myself like earlier than. It’s been a extremely lengthy, lengthy course of for me to have the ability to simply really feel snug on the plate. Hopefully, yesterday was a day to get me going and simply proceed to do this for fairly a number of months.”
Earlier than the sport, the groups held a second of silence for the victims of a mass capturing Wednesday morning at a rail yard in San Jose. The shooter killed eight folks earlier than taking his personal life.
“It’s terrible,” Oakland supervisor Bob Melvin mentioned. “And there are approach too a lot of these items. It all the time hits house. It hits house extra so when you find yourself at house. It’s simply terrible. We play a baseball recreation immediately however this actually is far more necessary than that. Hearts out to the households which have misplaced family members.”
Mariners: LHP Marco Gonzales, out since late April with a left forearm pressure, was anticipated to throw a simulated recreation of 40 to 45 pitches this week. He might return to the rotation as quickly as subsequent week, although the crew will probably be cautious. “You’ll not see him go on the market and go six innings and 95 pitches the primary time,” supervisor Scott Servais mentioned. “No probability. We’ll sluggish play it and construct him up as we go alongside.”
Athletics: DH Mitch Moreland (rib) might return earlier than the top of Oakland’s present homestand. Moreland has taken batting follow and fielded floor balls in current days. “He’s turned a nook and is doing every part at this level,” Melvin mentioned.
Mariners: RHP Chris Flexen (4-2, 5.09 ERA) appears to be like to beat the Texas Rangers for the second time this month because the AL West foes open a four-game collection in Seattle on Thursday night time.
Athletics: RHP Chris Bassitt (4-2, 3.69 ERA) takes the hill as Oakland welcomes the Los Angeles Angels for a four-game collection starting Thursday night time. Bassitt beat the Angels on Saturday in Anaheim, permitting simply two runs in 7 2/3 innings.
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