Andrus, Lowrie homer, 13-game skid vs. Mariners

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SEATTLE (AP) — Elvis Andrus hit a tying homer in the sixth, singled and scored in the seventh and the Oakland Athletics ended a 13-game losing streak against the Seattle Mariners with a 7-5 win on Tuesday. evening.

Tony Kemp had three hits for the Athletics, and Jed Lowrie also had a homer.

“I think (the offense) is moving in the right direction,” A’s manager Mark Kotsay said. “We talked about it maybe 10 days ago – that the hitters had shown more of an approach to sticking to a game plan and a mentality to get the next guy.

“I think we’ve seen that since we talked about it as a group and they’re doing a great job right now offensively taking what pitchers and defense give them, and just taking good shots together.”

With the score tied at 5 in the seventh, Andrus’ single against Anthony Misiewicz (0-1) was deflected by left fielder Jesse Winker. The error allowed Sean Murphy to score the go-around run. Luis Barrera then led Andrus with a brace to give Oakland a two-point lead.


“As the season progresses, the summer heats up and the bats heat up,” Kemp said. “We’re just going to follow that mantra. The bullpen has been so light. We keep saying, ‘The offense is coming. The offense is coming. It was just nice to get double-digit hits and get some big late runs.

Sam Moll (2-0) pitched 1 1/3 innings for the A’s, which snapped a three-game losing streak. Their skid against the Mariners dated from July 23rd.

“We definitely got the Oakland number,” Seattle manager Scott Servais said. “We played very well against them and we won games in different ways. Several times we came from behind like that sounded like we were going to do tonight.

Dany Jiménez made his ninth save of the season.

Andrus, who had two hits, tied the game with a solo home run in the sixth.

The A’s trailed 5-4 in the fifth after Ty France threw a run and Julio Rodriguez followed with an imposing two-run homer to left field. It was Rodriguez’s fifth homer of the season and second in two games.

Oakland led 2-0 in the third thanks to RBIs from Chad Pinder and Lowrie, but France’s late-inning line drive scored two for Seattle. France completed three rounds.

After Kemp hit a one-out single in the fifth, Lowrie followed with his third homer of the season to put the A’s ahead 4-2. Lowrie also had two hits.

“Hitting is contagious,” Kemp said. “Someone hits a home run, it makes you want to do the same thing. We just have to stay within ourselves. Not putting too much pressure on ourselves. Go ahead and try to have fun.

The Mariners have lost five of their last six games.

TRAINER’S ROOM

A’s outfielder Ramón Laureano, who was hit in the hand by a pitch on Saturday, had another X-ray before Tuesday’s game “to make sure we haven’t missed anything,” the A manager said, Mark Kotsey. Kotsay said after the game that the X-rays were negative.

LEWIS RETURNS

Seattle outfielder Kyle Lewis, the 2020 American League Rookie of the Year, had two hits. His last major league game was nearly a year ago, on May 31, 2021. The Mariners activated Lewis, who missed most of last season after undergoing surgery for a torn meniscus in his right knee, from the injured list before the game. He was the designated hitter and seventh at bat.

LIST MOVEMENTS

Seattle released veteran outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from the roster and replaced RHP Adrian Sampson outright with Triple-A Tacoma. Souza was designated for an assignment by Seattle last weekend. He appeared in six games and hit .158 for the Mariners. Sampson was nominated for assignment last week and cleared waivers allowing him to be minors outright.

NEXT

A’s: RHP Paul Blackburn (4-0, 1.91) is making his ninth start of the season. He won each of his first four games, a career-high winning streak.

Mariners: LHP Robbie Ray (4-4, 4.77) makes his 10th start and his first against the A’s in 2022.

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