Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Logan Morrison scored the winning run during
the 11th inning to lift the Seattle Mariners to a 5-4 victory over the Oakland
Athletics in the second of a three-game set on Saturday.
Morrison opened the top of the 11th inning with a single off Fernando Abad
(0-1), moved to second on Dustin Ackley’s sacrifice bunt and hustled home on
Brad Miller’s sharp liner to left to give Seattle the lead.
Fernando Rodney retired the side in order during the bottom half for his
second save of the season.
Nelson Cruz finished 3-for-5 with a three-run homer and Ackley hit a solo shot
for the Mariners, who ended a three-game skid. Tyler Olson (1-0) earned the
win after tossing a scoreless 10th. Starter J.A. Happ gave up two runs on
seven hits over 6 1/3 innings.
Ben Zobrist and Brett Lawrie each hit RBI doubles, Josh Phegley and Marcus
Semien each drove in a run and starter Sonny Gray allowed two runs — one
earned — on six hits with four strikeouts and a walk in 7 1/3 frames for the
A’s, who beat Seattle 12-0 in the series opener on Friday.