Valencia homers Survive

Valencia homers Survive


Danny Valencia homered and Stephen Vogt doubled twice -run fifth inning, as well as the Athletics scaled from a large hole against Hisashi Iwakuma for an 11-5 triumph over the Seattle Mariners on Monday.

Josh Reddick drove in three runs for the A’s, who summoned after starter Felix Doubront left early using a bruised foot and also went.

Vogt got the outburst began using a leadoff double. Two outs later, Mark Canha and Billy Burns joined on back-to-back two-run doubles to make it 5-4.

Before Brett Lawrie lined out to left field, eventually ending the inning Vogt doubled.

It had been Oakland’s second seven-run inning this year, fitting the eighth at Texas on May 1.

Iwakuma (5-3) survived 4 2-3 innings — the very first time he neglected to pitch at least five this season. He allowed seven hits and seven runs with four strikeouts and a walk.

It was the very first time he gave up seven runs in inning.

Switch pitcher Pat Venditte worked two perfect innings and Drew Pomeranz finished up as their final 16 batters were retired by A’s relievers.

Reddick, who had three hits, hit on his 15th homer in a three-run ninth.

Mark Trumbo and Franklin Gutierrez homered for Seattle.

The Mariners had one big inning, taking advantage of the early departure of Doubront in a five-run third.

A hard one-hopper bounced in the very first off Doubront’s right ankle. The lefty stayed in the match for two innings before he was removed by manager Bob Melvin.

Evan Scribner entered in the 3rd and was hit hard. Scribner subsequently hit a pitch against Nelson Cruz to the correct elbow, a debilitating method to expand his career-high streak of reaching base to 34 straight matches.

Cruz has 16 homers during the run, the primary player with an on base run of at least 30 matches with 15 or more home runs in 2004 since Jim Edmonds for the Cardinals.

Trumbo hit his eighth with the Mariners, a solo shot.


Sports: RHP Kendall Graveman was positioned around the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique. To take his position, the team remembered infielder Max Muncy from Triple A Nashville.

Mariners: 36 pitches threw Sunday after almost three months on the disabled list with a strained middle finger for Triple-A Tacoma in his first rehabilitation start. He completed with 14 more pitches. “First time in a competitive setting in over three months, I had been quite happy with myself,” Paxton said. The program would be to have 65-70 pitches Friday throws.


Sports: His 12 losses are second- most.

Mariners: The 25-year old rookie hasn’t won since defeating Oakland 2-1 on July 5.