Well, we’ve seen the last of the Oakland Athletics for the next two-plus months after the Mariners beat them 5-3 today.
Seattle was in control of this thing much of the way, even after Oakland tied the game on a three-run homer in the fifth inning by Eric Sogard. The Mariners regained the lead right after that with two unearned runs in the bottom of the frame following a muffed double-play chance by Jemile Weeks on a ground ball.
Ichiro doubled home the go-ahead run after that and another would score later in the inning when A’s starting pitcher Graham Godfrey fumbled a comebacker and botched any chance at having a play at the plate.
Blake Beavan had no trouble getting through his seven innings after that, leaving with the two-run lead. Tom Wilhelmsen worked the eighth and Brandon League the ninth to help the M’s improve to 6-5 — going 5-2 versus the A’s in the process.
Brendan Ryan and Justin Smoak hit a pair of homers for the M’s — who finally got a multi-homer game out of their offense.
April 15, 2012 at 3:44 PM