MLB: Seattle 6, San Diego 0

SEATTLE, July 2 (UPI) -- Jason Vargas threw his third shutout of the season Friday, striking out seven and allowing six hits in boosting the Seattle Mariners over San Diego 6-0.

MLB: Atlanta 5, Seattle 4

SEATTLE, June 29 (UPI) -- Brian McCann went 4-for-5 with two RBI and the Atlanta Braves scored three runs in the seventh inning Tuesday to edge Seattle 5-4.

MLB: Seattle 8, Tampa Bay 2

SEATTLE, June 3 (UPI) -- Carlos Peguero hit two of Seattle's four homers Thursday to give Felix Hernandez plenty of support and lead the Mariners past Tampa Bay 8-2.

MLB: Seattle 5, N.Y. Yankees 4 (12 inn.)

SEATTLE, May 29 (UPI) -- Adam Kennedy's bloop single in the 12th inning drove in the game-winning run Saturday and Seattle stayed hot with a 5-4 win over the New York Yankees.

MLB: Seattle 2, Los Angeles Angels 1

SEATTLE, May 19 (UPI) -- Torii Hunter lost a Carlos Peguero fly ball in the ninth inning Thursday, allowing the winning run to score in the Seattle Mariners' 2-1 win over the LA Angels.

MLB: Seattle 4, Texas 3

SEATTLE, May 4 (UPI) -- Jack Cust drove in the decisive run with an eighth-inning base hit Tuesday and the Seattle Mariners beat Texas 4-3.

MLB: Seattle 5, Boston 4

BOSTON, April 29 (UPI) -- Jack Cust doubled home the go-ahead run in the seventh inning Friday and Seattle overcame two homers by Mike Cameron to defeat Boston 5-4.

MLB: Oakland 4, Boston 3

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Jack Cust drove in a pair of runs and Rajai Davis hit an RBI triple Saturday, staking the Oakland Athletics to a 4-3 decision over Boston.

MLB: Oakland 3, Los Angeles Angels 1

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Trevor Cahill overcame wildness to hurl six scoreless innings Saturday and the Oakland Athletics edged the Los Angeles Angels 3-1.

MLB: Cleveland 3, Oakland 2

CLEVELAND, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Matt LaPorta put Cleveland in front with a two-run homer in the sixth Thursday and the Indians held on to edge Oakland 3-2.

MLB: Oakland 5, Cleveland 0

CLEVELAND, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Gio Gonzalez hurled seven shutout innings and the Oakland Athletics pounded three homers Tuesday in their 5-0 whitewash of Cleveland.

MLB: Oakland 10, Chicago White Sox 2

OAKLAND, Calif., July 24 (UPI) -- Jack Cust socked a pair of homers and Kurt Suzuki went 3-for-4 with two RBI Saturday in the Oakland Athletics' 10-2 rout of the Chicago White Sox.

MLB: Oakland 6, Boston 4

OAKLAND, Calif., July 21 (UPI) -- Jack Cust pounded a go-ahead homer and Rajai Davis added a two-run single Wednesday in the Oakland Athletics' 6-4 win over Boston.

MLB: Oakland 5, Boston 4 (10 innings)

OAKLAND, Calif., July 21 (UPI) -- Kevin Kouzmanoff's RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning Tuesday gave the Oakland Athletics a 5-4 win over Boston.

MLB: Oakland 9, Kansas City 6

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 18 (UPI) -- Jack Cust, Kevin Kouzmanoff and Adam Rosales all homered Sunday and the Oakland Athletics hung on for a 9-6 victory over Kansas City.
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Jack Cust
Oakland Athletics designated hitter Jack Cust takes batting practice prior to the game against the Baltimore Orioles on May 25, 2007 at Orioles Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore. (UPI Photo/Mark Goldman)

John Joseph "Jack" Cust III (born January 7, 1979, in Flemington, New Jersey) is a Major League Baseball designated hitter and outfielder for the Seattle Mariners. Cust attended Immaculata High School in Somerville, New Jersey. In 1997, he was first-team High School All-American at first base and did not attend college as he was drafted out of high school.

In 1997, Cust, coming out of high school, was the first round draft pick (30th overall) of the Arizona Diamondbacks, and had a .447 on-base percentage in 35 games in the Rookie League. Cust was a Pioneer League All-Star in 1998, where he led the league in walks (86), on-base percentage (.530), and runs scored (75). In 1999, he led the California League in homers (32), on-base percentage (.450), and slugging percentage (.651), and was Baseball America's 1st team Minor League All-Star DH, California League All-Star, and the Arizona Diamondbacks Minor League Player of the Year.

In 2000, he had a .440 on base percentage at El Paso in the Texas League while leading the league in walks (117) and strikeouts (150). In 2001, he was a Pacific Coast League All-Star while leading the league with 102 walks, and in 2002 he was the Triple-A All-Star Game MVP. In 2006, he led the PCL with 143 walks (also leading the minor leagues), walking 24.5% of the time, while sporting a .467 on-base percentage with 30 home runs.

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