Mariners Bats Stay Hot, Outclub the Athletics 10-8

SEATTLE, WA - APRIL 14: Mitch Haniger
SEATTLE, WA - APRIL 14: Mitch Haniger /

The Mariners used 4 Home runs and 17 hits to beat Oakland by a score of 10-8, putting the Mariners record at 8 and 4. Oakland falls to 5-10, 4th in the AL West. Chasen Bradford earns the win, who came in to get out of the 4th inning when starter Marco Gonzales couldn’t.

Jean Segura hit his first Homerun of the season in the 2nd inning, a 3-Run homerun to put the Mariners up 3-0. Mitch Haniger stayed hot in this game as well, going 2-5 with a Homerun and 3 RBI, bringing his RBI total to 15 on the season.

Kyle Seager also got in on the fun with a 3-4 night. He hit his 3rd Homerun of the season in the 6th and doubled in the 3rd. Dee Gordon also chimed in with a 3-5 night with 2 more stolen bases, bring his total up to 6.

The biggest Homerun of the night was Dan Vogelbach, which was hit over the Hit-It-Here Café in the 7th. Big Dan now has homered in two straight games and is starting to heat up. Dan also came up big, getting an inning-ending double play on a call that had to be overturned using instant replay. Jean Segura got the runner at second and threw a one-hopper to Dan, and Dan needed to dig the throw in the dirt.

The bullpen seemed to struggle a bit, keeping the A’s in the ballgame. Mark Rzepczynski, Nick Vincent and Juan Nicasio all game up runs in their 2 innings combined. Bradford went 1.2 innings scoreless, with Dan Altavilla and Edwin Diaz pitching scoreless frames as well. Diaz gave up his first hit of the season, but got A’s slugger Kris Davis to strikeout to end the ballgame for his 6th Save of the season.

Next: Kyle Seager is Good. Deal With It.

The Mariners will look for the series sweep tomorrow afternoon, with First Pitch coming at 1:10 PST. As always, Go Mariners!