Mariners Take Game Two Dominating Oakland 5-1

Starter Adam Oller is surrounded by Oakland A’s teammates after giving up a top of the first inning run to the Seattle Mariners at T Mobile Park in Seattle on Sat Oct 1, 2022 (AP News photo)

Mariners Take Game Two Dominating Oakland 5-1

By Barbara Mason

Saturday afternoon the Oakland A’s (56-102) played the playoff bound Seattle Mariners (87-70) in the second game of their three game series. Friday night with the win the Mariners clinched the sixth playoff spot.

Friday’s game remained tied until the bottom of the ninth when the Mariners celebrated a walk-off win. The A’s remained in this game until the very end but came up short. Game Two did not get any better for the Green and Gold. The A’s dropped another one to the Mariners losing 5-1.

Saturday game recap: The A’s got up on the scoreboard early in the game. Jordan Diaz singled and Tony Kemp scored on an error for a 1-0 lead. That would be all that Oakland could manage in this game. They only had two hits in the game all in the first inning.

The rest of this game was all Mariners. Carlos Santana hit a single driving in Dylan Moore in the first inning to tie up the game 1-1. Sam Haggerty singled driving in two runs; Santana and Luis Torrens both scored to give Seattle a 3-1 lead.

Six scoreless innings followed for both teams. In the eighth inning the Mariners would pad their lead. Torrens doubled and Jesse Winker scored. Haggerty was next up at the plate and hit a sacrifice fly and Santana scored giving the Mariners the win 5-1.

The A’s have now lost six games in a row and will finish the series tomorrow afternoon with first pitch at 1:10 PM PT. James Kaprielian (4-9, 4.43) will take the mound for Oakland and for Seattle Robbie Ray (12-11, 3.58) will get the nod. It has been a long and trying season for the A’s.

The season ended very early for Oakland this year, in fact it was probably June that it all came unraveled and spiraled out of control. The A’s just have four more games before they can escape into the off-season and re-group for 2023.

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