OAKLAND, Colo., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Jose Lopez ripped a three-run homer in the seventh inning to back Miguel Batista's six-plus innings of shutout pitching Monday as Seattle blanked Oakland 4-0.
Batista (14-11) scattered five hits and four walks with six strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings to notch the victory.
Lopez' homer, which followed singles by Jose Vidro and Kenji Johjima, extended the Mariners' lead to the final margin 4-0. His key hit came off Dan Haren (14-8), who fell to 0-4 in his last five starts.
Ichiro Suzuki finished 2-for-5, extending his hitting streak to 10 games for Seattle, which snapped a two-game losing streak. The Mariners, a long shot to make the playoffs, are 6 1/2 games behind the New York Yankees in the AL wild card race.
Oakland has lost two in a row and six of seven at home to Seattle this season.