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A’s rally against Mariners’ bullpen, roll to 12-6 victory

Jun 1, 2021, 11:07 PM
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JUNE 01: Sergio Romo #54 of the Oakland Athletics reacts after the final out to defeat the Seattle Mariners 12-6 at T-Mobile Park on June 01, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JUNE 01: Marco Gonzales #7 of the Seattle Mariners pitches during the first inning at T-Mobile Park on June 01, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JUNE 01:  Matt Olson #28 of the Oakland Athletics fist bumps third base coach Mark Kotsay #7 after Olson's home run against the Seattle Mariners during the second inning at T-Mobile Park on June 01, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JUNE 01: Marco Gonzales #7 of the Seattle Mariners steps off the mound as Matt Olson #28 of the Oakland Athletics rounds the bases on his home run in the second inning at T-Mobile Park on June 01, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JUNE 01: Kyle Seager #15 of the Seattle Mariners reacts after scoring a run on a ground-rule double off the bat of Ty France during the third inning against the Oakland Athletics at T-Mobile Park on June 01, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JUNE 01: Mitch Haniger #17 of the Seattle Mariners slaps hands in the dugout after scoring a run on a double off the bat of Kyle Seager in the third inning against the Oakland Athletics at T-Mobile Park on June 01, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JUNE 01: Taylor Trammell #20 of the Seattle Mariners reacts after his home run against the Oakland Athletics during the fourth inning at T-Mobile Park on June 01, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JUNE 01: Taylor Trammell #20 of the Seattle Mariners reacts after his home run against the Oakland Athletics during the fourth inning at T-Mobile Park on June 01, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JUNE 01: Taylor Trammell #20 of the Seattle Mariners reacts after his home run against the Oakland Athletics during the fourth inning at T-Mobile Park on June 01, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JUNE 01: Taylor Trammell #20 of the Seattle Mariners reacts after his home run against the Oakland Athletics during the fourth inning at T-Mobile Park on June 01, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JUNE 01: Matt Olson #28 of the Oakland Athletics bats during the fourth inning against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park on June 01, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JUNE 01: Marco Gonzales #7 of the Seattle Mariners reacts after a strikeout during the fourth inning against the Oakland Athletics at T-Mobile Park on June 01, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JUNE 01: Elvis Andrus #17 of the Oakland Athletics throws to first base over Tom Murphy #2 of the Seattle Mariners during the fourth inning at T-Mobile Park on June 01, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JUNE 01: Tom Murphy #2 of the Seattle Mariners dives back to first base during the fourth inning against the Oakland Athletics at T-Mobile Park on June 01, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JUNE 01: J.P. Crawford #3 of the Seattle Mariners reacts after his single against the Oakland Athletics during the third inning at T-Mobile Park on June 01, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JUNE 01: Chad Pinder #4 of the Oakland Athletics catches a fly ball as Mark Canha #20 watches during the second inning against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park on June 01, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JUNE 01: J.P. Crawford #3 of the Seattle Mariners throws to first base over Jed Lowrie #8 of the Oakland Athletics during the fourth inning at T-Mobile Park on June 01, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JUNE 01: Mark Canha #20 and Elvis Andrus #17 of the Oakland Athletics celebrate a run against the Seattle Mariners during the fifth inning at T-Mobile Park on June 01, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JUNE 01: Jed Lowrie #8 and Matt Olson #28 of the Oakland Athletics celebrate a run against the Seattle Mariners during the seventh inning at T-Mobile Park on June 01, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JUNE 01: Paul Sewald #37 of the Seattle Mariners reacts after a walk against the Oakland Athletics during the seventh inning at T-Mobile Park on June 01, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JUNE 01: Tony Kemp #5 of the Oakland Athletics hits a two-run home run against the Seattle Mariners during the eighth inning at T-Mobile Park on June 01, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JUNE 01: Donovan Walton #31 of the Seattle Mariners reacts after the eighth inning against the Oakland Athletics at T-Mobile Park on June 01, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JUNE 01: Sergio Romo #54 of the Oakland Athletics reacts after the final out to beat the Seattle Mariners 12-6 at T-Mobile Park on June 01, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JUNE 01: Tom Murphy #2 of the Seattle Mariners celebrates in the dugout after his two-run home run in the eighth inning against the Oakland Athletics at T-Mobile Park on June 01, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JUNE 01: Jack Mayfield #8 of the Seattle Mariners reacts after an out against the Oakland Athletics during the ninth inning at T-Mobile Park on June 01, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JUNE 01: Jack Mayfield #8 of the Seattle Mariners pitches against the Oakland Athletics during the ninth inning at T-Mobile Park on June 01, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JUNE 01: Jack Mayfield #8 of the Seattle Mariners celebrates in the dugout in the ninth inning against the Oakland Athletics at T-Mobile Park on June 01, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

SEATTLE (AP) — Matt Olson hit his 14th homer of the season in the second inning and added a key two-run single as part of Oakland’s big seventh inning, to help the Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 12-6 on Tuesday night.

Athletics 12, Mariners 6: Box score

Olson’s opposite-field homer in the second inning off Seattle starter Marco Gonzales gave the A’s an early advantage. His hit in the seventh was part of a six-run inning as Oakland rallied from a 4-1 deficit.

Most of Oakland’s rally in the seventh came with two outs. Oakland sent 10 batters to the plate and Seattle needed three relivers to finally escape the inning. Mark Canha’s two-out infield single off Paul Sewald (2-1) scored Elvis Andrus to tie the game at 4-4. After walks to Chad Pinder and Jed Lowrie loaded the bases, Olson greeted Daniel Zamora with a single to shallow right field.

Sean Murphy capped the rally with a two-run double down the left-field line. Tony Kemp added his second homer of the season in the eighth inning.

Seattle’s bullpen that has been a strength most of the season imploded giving up 11 hits, 11 runs and five walks, and had to turn to infielder Jack Mayfield to get the final out of the ninth on Canha’s slow grounder. The Mariners are without two key bullpen arms in Drew Steckenrider and Kendall Graveman, both on the COVID-19 injured list.

The loss snapped Seattle’s five-game win streak.

Jesús Luzardo (2-3) was terrific in relief for Oakland, throwing three innings allowing just two hits and striking out six.

Seattle jumped out to a 4-1 lead on three consecutive run scoring doubles from Mitch Haniger, Kyle Seager and Ty France in the third inning.

Taylor Trammell added a long solo homer in the fourth, all coming off Oakland starter Chris Bassitt.

Trammell’s fifth homer came after he was recalled from the minors earlier in the day when Kyle Lewis was placed on the 10-day injured list with a torn meniscus in his right knee.

Bassitt lasted just four innings in his shortest outing of the season. It was a disappointing follow up to his last start when he tossed a two-hit shutout against the Angels. Bassitt allowed six hits and struck out six.

Tom Murphy hit a two-run homer in the eighth for Seattle.

GONZALES RETURNS

Gonzales returned after more than a month on the injured list due to a forearm strain. The lefty was going to be limited to just three innings, but was efficient early and was able to complete four throwing 50 pitches. Gonzales struck out six and his only mistake was Olson’s home run.

RECORD WIN

Bob Melvin recorded his 799th victory as manager of the A’s. It’s the second-most in franchise history behind Connie Mack, and passed Tony La Russa for the most with the team in Oakland.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Athletics: Oakland placed OF Ramón Laureano on the 10-day injured list with a right hip/groin injury. The move was retroactive to May 28. Laureano went through a light workout before Monday’s game in Seattle and the A’s decided afterward that an IL stint was needed. Laureano was hitting .257 with 11 home runs, 22 RBIs in 48 games. Oakland recalled OF Skye Bolt from Triple-A Las Vegas.

UP NEXT

Athletics: LHP Sean Manaea (3-2, 3.86) has not had a decision in his past three starts despite allowing just five runs over 17 2/3 innings. Manaea has six no decisions, tied for third-most in the American League.

Mariners: RHP Chris Flexen (5-2, 4.34) has won three of his last four starts. Flexen threw seven shutout innings in his last start against Texas.

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