The Mariner offense never appeared while the Athletics blistered the ball early. Oakland led 3-0 off two home runs, and they didn’t need anymore runs.
Although not needed, the A’s poured it on in the 7th and 8th innings after Seattle got within 2, after Jay Bruce’s 299th career home run.
Mike Leake pitched well, giving up just 3 runs while he was pitching. However, Leake was pulled for Roenis Elías, who promptly gave up a double to score the two runners on when Leake left.
Leake only gave up 3 hits, but the 3 walks killed his ERA. At point, the M’s starters sat down 13 straight Oakland batters.
Unfortunately, the M’s lost all six games of the road trip. Fortunately, they’re headed home for 11 games, which is Seattle’s longest home stand of the season.
Winning Pitcher, (6-3) Brett Anderson: 6.1 IP, 1 ER, 4 K, 4 BB
Losing Pitcher, (3-6) Mike Leake: 6.2 IP, 5 ER, 4 K, 3 BB
The M’s begin the 11-game home stand with a three-game series starting Monday with the Texas Rangers, who just swept Seattle in three games May 20-22. Pregame coverage starts at 5 p.m. on 102.9/750 The Game.
Here are the highlights from the game:
Bottom 1st inning… Matt Chapman 2-Run HR, 2-0 A’s
Bottom 2nd inning… Josh Phegley HR, 3-0 A’s
Top 7th inning… Jay Bruce HR, 3-1 A’s
Bottom 7th inning… Phegley 2-RBI Double, 5-1 A’s
Bottom 8th inning… Roenis Elías error scores Robbie Grossman, 6-1 A’s
Bottom 8th inning… Jurickson Profar grounds out, Fielder’s Choice scores Chapman, 7-1 A’s.
Final Call, A’s win 7-1.