Manaea throws CG, Moreland homers as A’s clean Mariners 6-0

Sean Manaea pitched a four-hitter with eight strikeouts for his second shutout this season, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 6-0

SEATTLE — Sean Manaea pitched a four-hitter with eight strikeouts for his second shutout this season, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 6-0 on Wednesday evening.

Mitch Moreland’s two-run homer capped a five-run third inning, giving the A’s their third straight win and supervisor Bob Melvin his 800th with Oakland.

Mark Canha opened the scoring with a two-run double off starter Chris Flexen (5-3), then scored on Matt Olson’s RBI single. Moreland adopted along with his fifth dwelling run of the season.

Manaea (4-2) confronted the minimal by way of the fourth inning with the assistance of a double play, one in every of three he obtained within the recreation. He loaded the bases with a two-out stroll to Jake Fraley within the fifth, however ended Seattle’s solely severe risk by retiring J.P. Crawford on a weak grounder.

The left-hander walked two in his third profession full recreation — all shutouts. He snapped a string of three straight no-decisions and has given up 5 runs over his final 26 2/3 innings.

Manaea threw a six-hitter in a seven-inning recreation for a 7-0 win over Minnesota within the opener of a doubleheader April 20. His different shutout got here in 2018.

Olson completed with three hits, and Canha added an RBI grounder within the ninth.

GEHRIG AWARD

Oakland outfielder Stephen Piscotty was chosen the 2021 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award winner for his work preventing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the illness that killed the New York Yankees’ Corridor of Fame participant the award is known as for. ALS additionally claimed the lifetime of Piscotty’s mom, Gretchen, in 2018. Piscotty and his household began the ALS CURE Challenge to assist battle the illness. Piscotty will obtain the award subsequent Tuesday in Oakland.

“What an honor, and deservedly so,” Oakland supervisor Bob Melvin mentioned. “He’s accomplished a lot for it, clearly his historical past and what’s transpired since he’s been right here revolving round his mother, and we’re all touched by it.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Mariners: RHP Justin Dunn (proper shoulder irritation) was positioned on the 10-day injured checklist. Dunn is the fourth pitcher from Seattle’s season-opening rotation to go to the IL, and the sixth total. He was scheduled to pitch Friday on the Los Angeles Angels. Seattle known as up RHP Robert Dugger from Triple-A Tacoma to fill the roster spot. … CF Kyle Lewis is looking for a second opinion earlier than deciding what to do concerning the torn meniscus in his proper knee. Mariners supervisor Scott Servais mentioned the 2020 AL Rookie of the Yr’s resolution may come within the subsequent day or two. … Servais additionally mentioned utility participant Dylan Moore (left calf pressure) is a couple of days from beginning a rehab task at Tacoma.

UP NEXT

Athletics: Oakland has Thursday off earlier than RHP Frankie Montas (5-5, 4.45 ERA) opens a collection at Colorado. He’s attempting to cease a career-worst three-game shedding streak.

Mariners: LHP Justus Sheffield (4-4, 4.96) appears to be like for his second straight win as Seattle begins a visit on the Los Angeles Angels.

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