facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

MLB: Seattle 6, Oakland 3

May 11, 2013 at 1:25 AM   |   Comments

SEATTLE, May 11 (UPI) -- A three-run homer by Raul Ibanez staked Seattle to a five-run lead in the third inning Friday and the Mariners held on to defeat Oakland 6-3.

Seattle handed the Athletics their fifth straight loss, knocking Oakland below the .500 mark. Texas is the only team with a winning record in the American League West.

Michael Morse and Juston Smoak both drove in a run during the Seattle first and Ibanez boosted the advantage with his long ball in the third.

Hisashi Iwakuma (4-1) fought off the Athletics during a seven-inning stint to get the win. He allowed two runs on four hits and struck out nine.

After Oakland had cut its deficit to three runs heading into the ninth, Tom Wilhelmsen closed out the Athletics with a perfect inning and grabbed his 10th save.

Dan Straily (1-1) took the loss, surrendering six runs on six hits in five innings.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Hope Solo posts record-breaking 72nd shutout Hope Solo posts record-breaking 72nd shutout
2
Greg Norman injures hand with chainsaw Greg Norman injures hand with chainsaw
3
UPI Sports Schedule for Sunday, September 14
4
UPI Sports Results for September 13, 2014 UPI Sports Results for September 13, 2014
5
NCAA Game Summary - Penn State at Rutgers
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback