Ty France hit two home runs and Logan Gilbert pitched eight solid innings as the seattle mariners completed a four-game sweep of the visit oakland athletics with a 3-2 win on Thursday night
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Eugenio Suárez was walked with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the eighth to bring home the tiebreaking run.
Seth Brown hit a two-run home run for the A’s, who suffered their eighth straight loss.
Gilbert (3-2) allowed two runs and three hits. The right-hander did not issue a walk and struck out six batters.
Paul Sewald pitched a 1-2-3 ninth, striking out two, to earn his 11th save of the season in as many opportunities.
Oakland reliever Richard Lovelady (0-3) walked Jose Caballero leading off the eighth. With one out, France hit a fly ball to left that shortstop Nick Allen dropped to throw out the speedy Caballero at second base.
The play seemed to work as France failed to score on a double to right-center field by Julio Rodríguez off reliever Garrett Acton. The A’s intentionally walked Jarred Kelenic to load the bases, but Acton found the strike zone on just one of five pitches to Suárez, allowing France to score the go-ahead run.
Francia, who did not play the previous game after being hit by a pitch to the left hand in the eighth inning Tuesday, hit both of his home runs into Edgar’s Cantina between the first and second decks in left field.
A’s starter JP Sears allowed one run and three hits in five innings, but was pulled after just 59 pitches. The lefty did not walk a batter and struck out one.
The move fell through when France greeted reliever Trevor May with his second home run of the night. France moved on a 96 mph fastball that was thrown into the top inside corner of the strike zone, and the blast tied the score 2–2. May was the pitcher who hit France two nights earlier.
The Athletics opened the scoring in the first inning. With one out, Ryan Noda hit a double to center, and one out later, Brown hit an 0-1 knuckle curve in the seats to right-center field.
After Brown’s home run, Gilbert retired 15 straight batters before Noda hit a two-out single in the sixth.
Seattle responded in the bottom of the first. With one out, France hit an 83 mph breaking pitch from Sears down the left field line.
–Field level media
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