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Cruz, Seager power Mariners to victory

Cruz, Seager power Mariners to victory

While doing so, he missed with his first two pitches to Joyce. Then, in what seemed an omen for another "L" coming their way, they had an inning-ending 6-4-3 double play wiped out by a replay reversal, and Seattle scored the tying run on the play.

Canha, who had singled and doubled earlier in the game, came up following Joyce's homer with two men on and went deep himself. Healy shuffled to his left, but the grounder slid past his glove, between his legs and into left field to score a pair.

They wound up working a lot harder than should have been necessary, but the A's finally pocketed their first win on this six-game trip that wraps up Wednesday. And after blowing a 4-1 lead in the seventh inning Tuesday, the Good Ship Athletic was on the verge of going aground again. Two of the previous four losses during this run had seen the relievers rocked for a total of seven runs in games Saturday and Sunday in Texas.

Seattle Mariners' Kyle Seager, left, lets out a yell after being greeted at home by Guillermo Heredia on Seager's two-run home run against the Oakland Athletics in the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 15, 2017, in Seattle.

Seager made it 6-3 in the eighth with his third home run.

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On the day that Robinson Cano was placed on the 10-day disabled list, Seager, the player the Mariners most desperately needed to get hot in his absence delivered in a big way. In that effort he got some help from catcher Josh Phegley, who cut rallies short by throwing out would-be base stealers in the second and third innings.

Throughout all of this, Andrew Triggs continued to pitch well. After an intentional walk to Yonder Alonso loaded the bases again, Zych struck out Adam Rosales looking on a 3-2 pitch for his first major league save. The second saw the A's get the call on the double play to preserve a 4-3 lead only to have the play challenged.

A day after a one-run loss to Seattle ended with Oakland leaving the bases loaded, the A's clubbed their way from behind in the final inning after squandering a 4-1 lead.

"He was really rusty at the beginning and I'm surprised we got five innings out of him, because 90 pitches was as far as he was going to go", Oakland manager Bob Melvin said.

That hasn't been a winning strategy of late, and it wasn't this time, either, although the bullpen could have used a little luck. He walked two, struck out five and didn't allow a hit until Davis homered to straightaway center field on a 3-2 pitch with one out in the fourth inning.

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Jean Segura followed with a grounder to shortstop, and Oakland appeared to turn a double play that time. Casilla hit Jarrod Dyson with a pitch (his third time being HBP tonight, poor man) and then allowed Dyson to steal second uncontested. The Mariners challenged the call, however, and they got the call. Coming into Tuesday, Jean Segura had 44 hits, 24 runs and 13 RBI. After that it should be back to Oakland.

"Talk about some unlucky stuff", Melvin said. "In a flawless world we are looking right at the end of the Boston series (Sunday)".

Mariners starter Yovani Gallardo (2-3) gave up three runs on four hits in 6 1/3 innings. "The velo is starting to come back". "I felt better than I did yesterday, which is the sad thing. It will be pretty consistent with the timetable with though, which is at least a month". Canha played their some in spring training, but when the A's went to an alternate center fielder earlier in the year, it was Jaff Decker, who is now back at Nashville. It was Vogt's second homer of the season - his first since Opening Day.

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Rays 6, Indians 4: Corey Dickerson hit two of Tampa Bay's season-high five home runs in a victory over Cleveland.

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"It's big-time for us", he said. "You understand you have to get some hits with runners in scoring position". Our situational at-bats haven't been all that great either, at times. And boy, did we need it. It was a awful changeup, right in the middle of the plate, and reminded me of the crushing Leonys Martin walkoff previous year, or really any of the last several days - the A's had the game, and then they blew it. "He's like 'don't worry about me, I'll be fine'". "He reached back and showed some grit".


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