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 54-13.
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 strikeouts.
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 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 fence.
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.