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Sean Manaea throws complete game shutout, Mariners fall 6-0 to A’s

Jun 2, 2021, 10:26 PM | Updated: Jun 3, 2021, 3:43 pm
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SEATTLE (AP) – 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 night.

A’s 6, Mariners 0: Box Score

Mitch Moreland’s two-run homer capped a five-run third inning, giving the A’s their third straight win and manager 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 followed with his fifth home run of the season.

Manaea (4-2) faced the minimum through the fourth inning with the help of a double play, one of three he got in the game. He loaded the bases with a two-out walk to Jake Fraley in the fifth, but ended Seattle’s only serious threat by retiring J.P. Crawford on a weak grounder.

The left-hander walked two in his third career complete game — all shutouts. He snapped a string of three straight no-decisions and has given up five runs over his last 26 2/3 innings.

Manaea threw a six-hitter in a seven-inning game for a 7-0 win over Minnesota in the opener of a doubleheader April 20. His other shutout came in 2018.

Olson finished with three hits, and Canha added an RBI grounder in the ninth.

GEHRIG AWARD

Oakland outfielder Stephen Piscotty was chosen the 2021 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award winner for his work fighting amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the disease that killed the New York Yankees’ Hall of Fame player the award is named for. ALS also claimed the life of Piscotty’s mother, Gretchen, in 2018. Piscotty and his family started the ALS CURE Project to help fight the disease. Piscotty will receive the award next Tuesday in Oakland.

“What an honor, and deservedly so,” Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. “He’s done so much for it, obviously his history and what’s transpired since he’s been here revolving around his mom, and we’re all touched by it.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Mariners: RHP Justin Dunn (right shoulder inflammation) was placed on the 10-day injured list. Dunn is the fourth pitcher from Seattle’s season-opening rotation to go to the IL, and the sixth overall. He was scheduled to pitch Friday at the Los Angeles Angels. Seattle called up RHP Robert Dugger from Triple-A Tacoma to fill the roster spot. … CF Kyle Lewis is seeking a second opinion before deciding what to do about the torn meniscus in his right knee. Mariners manager Scott Servais said the 2020 AL Rookie of the Year’s decision could come in the next day or two. … Servais also said utility player Dylan Moore (left calf strain) is a few days from starting a rehab assignment at Tacoma.

UP NEXT

Athletics: Oakland has Thursday off before RHP Frankie Montas (5-5, 4.45 ERA) opens a series at Colorado. He’s trying to stop a career-worst three-game losing streak.

Mariners: LHP Justus Sheffield (4-4, 4.96) looks for his second straight win as Seattle starts a trip at the Los Angeles Angels.

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