May 10, 2013 at 6:36 PM
Iwakuma, Ibanez lead M’s to 6-3 home win against Oakland, game thread
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Final — Tom Wilhelmsen closes out the win for his 10 saves in as many opportunities. Hisashi Iwakuma goes seven strong (retiring 16 in a row at one point) to get the win and go to 4-1. Raul Ibanez had the big hit with a three-run home run in the third.
9:38 p.m. — The A’s cut the lead to 6-3 on a solo home-run by Derek Norris off Perez.
9:28 p.m. — Oliver Perez in for Iwakuma. Endy Chavez in for Raul Ibanez. Iwakuma goes seven innings, allows two runs (both earned) on four hits, and strikes out nine (second most this season for him).
9:14 p.m. — Another 1-2-3 inning for Iwakuma, who has nine strikeouts tonight (his second most in a game this season).
8:57 p.m. — The A’s get to Iwakuma, who retired 16 in a row at one point. Sogard ended the streak with an infield single (originally ruled an error by Ryan but quickly changed). Jaso followed up with another single and eventually Jed Lowrie drove them both home with a double to right. It’s 6-2.
8:40 p.m. — Attendance announced as 25,509. The M’s go up 6-0 in the fifth inning, as a double to deep right-center by Morales scores Seager from first. Seager has reached base three times and scored three runs.
8:31 p.m. – That’s 15 straight retired by Iwakuma and five K’s through five innings. Impressive, impressive stuff.
8:11 p.m. — Raul Ibanez launches a three-run homer to right field to give the M’s a 5-0 lead in the third inning. A’s in trouble.
7:55 p.m. — Iwakuma sharp again tonight as he has retired nine in a row after the leadoff single by Jaso. He’s got three strikeouts through three inning.
7:35 p.m. — Seattle jumps out to a 2-0 lead. Saunders leads off with a deep fly to left, and then the rally starts. Seager walks, advances to third as a Morales’ grounder sneaks through the left side of the infield, and then Morse singles up the middle. Smoak drives in a second with a double to left after a battle of an at bat. Ibanez grounds out and Montero strikes out to end it.
7:13 p.m. — We are underway, and ex-Mariner John Jaso leads off with a single, but Iwakuma strikes out Yoenis Cespedes to end the inning.
Pregame: Good evening. I’ll be updating this post throughout tonight’s Mariners-Athletics game. I have added pregame quotes from manager Eric Wedge in the previous post, with an update on Franklin Gutierrez among other notes.