SEATTLE, April 16 (UPI) -- John Olerud doubled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning Tuesday night, leading Seattle past the Oakland Athletics, 5-3.
The struggling A's lost their sixth straight game.
After Edgar Martinez led off the bottom of the eighth inning with a double off Micah Bowie (0-1), Olerud followed with his two-base hit into center field to snap a 3-3 tie. Mike Cameron reached on an infield hit and Carlos Guillen followed with a run-scoring single, giving the Mariners the final margin.
Olerud's hit helped make a winner out of Arthur Rhodes (1-0), who retired the only four batters he faced. Kazuhiro Sasaki struck out two for his third save and second in as many nights.