From Associated Press:
OAKLAND, Calif. — All-Star Matt Chapman homered and had five RBI, leading the Oakland Athletics past the Seattle Mariners 9-2 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight win.
Matt Olson followed Chapman’s fifth-inning drive with a solo homer that extended his hitting streak to 11 games, marking the seventh time the A’s hit back-to-back homers this year.
In the seventh, Marcus Semien got a double out of a miscue by the Mariners when first baseman Austin Nola tripped over right fielder Domingo Santana in shallow right.
Omar Narvaez hit two homers for the Mariners. Narvaez connected in the second before the A’s answered in the third with Chapman’s two-run single.
Chapman, who added a run-scoring double late, had six RBI on June 30 at the Angels.
Oakland has won seven of eight and 11 of 13, heating up as the second half begins just as the A’s did last season on the way to their first playoff berth in four years.
Mariners lefty Marco Gonzales (10-8), who had been 4-1 in his first seven outings and six starts against the A’s, was tagged for six runs and seven hits over six innings. He struck out five and walked one in Seattle’s fifth consecutive loss.
Oakland is 18-8 when facing a left-handed starter.
Bailey (7-6, 4.80 ERA) is 3-0 with a 2.83 ERA in his last six starts for his longest winning streak since four consecutive victories from May 23 to June 8, 2014, with Cincinnati.
Seattle will go with an opener followed by lefty Tommy Milone (1-3, 3.56), who pitched for Oakland from 2012-14.