Omar Narvaez did everything he could to keep the Mariners close against the Athletics, but a dismal first inning costs Seattle a chance to win on Sunday.

The opener, Matt Carasiti, was not good for the M’s. Three batters in, it was 3-0 A’s.

Wade LeBlanc came in as the Seattle “headliner” and pitched well, but not before two more runs scored in the first; one run was charged to Carasiti while the other scored thanks to a Dylan Moore error in left field.

LeBlanc final line: 6.2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 K, 2 BB. But the damage was already done.

As mentioned above, Narvaez tried whatever he could, but it wasn’t enough. The M’s catcher was responsible for all 4 runs that scored.

Narvaez finished 4-4, 4 RBI, 2 HR, and 2 runs scored. Not a bad final game before the All-Star break for the Seattle backstop.

Winning Pitcher, (4-1) Daniel Mengden: 5.1 IP, 3 ER, 2 K, 0 BB

Losing Pitcher, (0-1) Matt Carasiti: 0.1 IP, 4 ER, 1 K, 1 BB

Save (5), Liam Hendricks: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 K, 0 BB

The Mariners (and the rest of MLB) now take off for the All-Star Break. First baseman/DH Daniel Vogelbach will represent the M’s in Cleveland at the 2019 All-Star Game on Tuesday night.

Here are the highlights from the game:

Top 1st … Matt Olson 3-Run Home Run, 3-0 Athletics

Top 1st … Chad Pinder RBI Single and Dylan Moore error, 5-0 Athletics

Top 2nd … Marcus Semien Home Run, 6-0 Athletics

Bottom 2nd … Omar Narvaez Home Run, 6-1 Athletics

Bottom 4th … Narvaez RBI Single, 6-2 Athletics

Bottom 6th … Narvaez RBI Single, 6-3 Athletics

Top 8th … Ramon Laureano Home Run, 7-3 Athletics

Bottom 8th … Narvaez 2nd Home Run, 7-4 Athletics

Final Call, Athletics win 7-4.

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