A's Beat Mariners 9-5

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Cliff Pennington hit a two-run homer to help the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 9-5 Saturday night as Ichiro Suzuki got within one hit of 2,000.

Mark Ellis had three hits and drove in two runs for the A's and Daric Barton added a two-run double.

Mike Sweeney homered and had four hits for the Mariners, who had their four-game winning streak end. Jose Lopez also homered and Rob Johnson added a two-run single.

Brett Anderson (8-10) pitched five innings, giving up three runs on seven innings. He walked two and struck out six. Andrew Bailey recorded the final four outs for his 22nd save in 26 chances.

Luke French (4-5) allowed five runs on seven hits over 3 2-3 innings. He walked three and did not strike out a batter.

Suzuki had three hits and needs just one more for 2,000. Six more will give him 200 on the season and continue his own major-league record for consecutive seasons (9) with at least that many.

Sweeney homered to lead off the second, sparking a three-run rally. Adrian Beltre walked, Jack Wilson singled and Josh Wilson walked ahead of Johnson's two-run single.

The A's answered with a four-run third. After Pennington's home run, Adam Kennedy doubled and Rajai Davis singled before Suzuki hit a sacrifice fly and Scott Hairston followed with an RBI groundout.

Kennedy's single in the fourth made it 5-3.

Bailey came on to get the final out of the eighth, before the A's scored four runs in their half.

Ellis and Barton each hit a two-run double to make 9-3 before hit a two-run homer in the ninth.

NOTES: French has allowed 12 runs over his last 8 2-3 innings after allowing 14 through his first 28 with the Mariners. ... Over 500 breast cancer survivors were honored before the game, and pink was the dominant color among the announced crowd of 16,495. ... Suzuki moved past Hall of Famer Jimmy Collins for 259th on the career hit list with 1,999. ... Mike Sweeney has a hit in 11 of his last 13 games, including seven multi-hit games. ... Anderson won his first game in Oakland since June 29, a span of six home starts.
... Bailey had a 12-inning scoreless streak snapped.


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