Athletics bash six homers in rout of Mariners

Athletics bash six homers in rout of Mariners
By Reuters

18/07/2019 at 01:36Updated 18/07/2019 at 01:38

Mark Canha and Jurickson Profar each hit two home runs and Homer Bailey pitched six solid innings in his Oakland debut as the host Athletics defeated the Seattle Mariners 10-2 on Wednesday afternoon.

Chad Pinder and Ramon Laureano also homered for the A's, who scored all of
their runs via the long ball. Oakland swept the two-game series and has won
six in a row overall, outscoring its opponents 47-13.

Seattle suffered its sixth successive loss, during which it has been outscored

Bailey (8-6), a veteran right-hander, was acquired Sunday in a trade with
Kansas City. He allowed two runs on seven hits with no walks and six

The Mariners took a 2-0 lead in the second inning. Tim Beckham led off with a
single and, two outs later, Dylan Moore hit a run-scoring triple down the
right-field line. Dee Gordon grounded a single to center to score Moore.

The A's tied it in the bottom of the inning as Ramon Laureano led off with a
double and, an out later, Profar hit a two-run homer to right-center field off
right-hander Erik Swanson, who was serving as the Mariners' opener.

Oakland took a 3-2 lead in the fourth on Canha's leadoff homer to left-center
field off left-hander Tommy Milone (1-4).

The A's pulled away with a four-run sixth. With one out, Canha homered to
center field, his 15th. Laureano then doubled to left and Profar walked with
two outs before Pinder hit a three-run shot to right-center, his eighth.

Milone, who took over in the third after Swanson, the Mariners' opener,
pitched the first two innings, went 4 1/3 innings, allowing five runs on five
hits with three walks and two strikeouts. He allowed three home runs.

Laureano, the A's center fielder, robbed Beckham of a two-run homer to end the
top of the eighth, leaping to make a catch before the ball could clear the

Laureano led off the bottom of the inning with a solo shot, his 19th, to
center field off right-hander Matt Festa. Khris Davis followed with a single
and Profar hit a two-run homer to center, his 13th.

Pinder entered the game after Oakland All-Star third baseman Matt Chapman left
with ankle soreness after the second inning.

--Field Level Media