A’s lose again Manaea can’t hold M’s in 6-5 loss as the Mariners snap a four-game losing streak

May 15, 2017

MLB, Oakland Athletics

by Jerry Feitelberg

Seattle- The A’s welcomed lefty Sean Manaea back from the DL Monday night and hoped that Manaea would be sharp. He wasn’t, and the Mariners won 6-5.Manaea, The Mariners scored two runs in the first inning on just one hit. Mariner shortstop Jean Segura led off the bottom of the first with a single. Manaea walked four batters to force in two runs. In the second, Nelson Cruz homered over the 401-foot marker in center with a man on to put the Mariners up 4-0.

Manaea settled down and retired the last ten hitters he faced. He went five innings and allowed four runs on just two hits. He walked five and struck out seven. Manaea threw 88 pitches and took the loss.

The A’s Khris Davis hit a solo homer in the top of the fourth. It was Davis’ 11th dinger of the year and the first in May. Oakland tallied two more in the fifth. Trevor Plouffe singled and scored when Stephen Vogt homered to right.

Frankie Montas pitched the sixth and seventh and held the Mariners scoreless. The A’s loaded the bases in the seventh but couldn’t score.

Liam Hendriks pitched the eighth for Oakland, and the Marines Kyle Seager took him deep with a man on to give Seattle a 6-3 advantage after eight. The A’s rallied to score twice in the ninth. The Mariners’ closer Edwin Diaz issued four consecutive walks to force in a run. Khris Davis drove in the A’s fifth run when he hit a slow grounder to short. Davis was out at first. The Mariners issued an intentional walk to Yonder Alonso to load the bases. The Mariners replaced Diaz with Tony Zych to face Adam Rosales. Rosales took the count to 3-2. With the runners on the move, the game ended when Rosales was caught looking on a pitch that painted the outside corner of the plate.

Game Notes- The A’s lost their fourth in a row and are now 16-22 and in last place in the AL West. Seattle improved to 18-21. Sean Manaea took the loss and is now 1-3 for the season. Mariners’ starter Yovani Gallardo went 6 and 1/3rd innings. He allowed 3 runs, and 4 hits and his record is now 2-3. The Mariners used seven pitchers, and the game went over 3 hours and 20 minutes.

Game two of the three-game series will be played Tuesday night at Safeco Field in Seattle. Game time will be at 7:05 pm.

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