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Joe Saunders won his ninth straight decision at Safeco Field and Kendrys Morales hit a three-run homer, leading the Seattle Mariners over the Oakland Athletics 6-1 Sunday.
Saunders (3-4) allowed one run and five hits in 6 1-3 innings with six strikeouts and three walks. He is 3-0 with a 0.94 ERA in four home starts this year, improving to 9-0 with a 1.72 ERA in 13 career appearances at Safeco. He is 0-4 with a 12.54 ERA on the road this season.
Jason Bay also homered for Seattle, which has won three of its last four games and six of nine.
Tommy Milone (3-5) lost for the fifth straight start, giving up five runs, six hits and three walks in five innings. This was the first time during the skid he failed to pitch into the seventh inning, and he has a 3.62 ERA over that span.
Defending AL West champion Oakland (18-19) has lost six of seven and on Friday dropped below .500 for the first time since the opening week of the season. The A's start a series Monday at division-leading ...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Mariners are officially rolling.
May has been very good to us fans so far, and with the Mariners taking down Oakland on Sunday afternoon, second place in the AL West is now becoming more of a reality than it has been in a very long time.
Pitching has been great. Runs are being scored. And defensive gems have been key.
Three things you look for in a winning baseball...
10. John Olerud
Despite spending just over four seasons with Seattle Mariners, Olerud became an instant fan-favorite with his friendly personality and even-keel mentality on the field. He hit over .300 twice for the M’s while taking home three gold gloves and appearing in the 2001 all-star game that featured eight Mariners.
9. Dan Wilson
The trusty backstop gets on...
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Seattle 6, Oakland 1
When: 4:10 PM ET, Sunday, May 12, 2013
Where: Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
Umpires: Home – Dan Bellino, 1B – Mike DiMuro, 2B – Ted Barrett, 3B – Alfonso Marquez
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