Brendan Ryan hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning to send the Seattle Mariners to a 3-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.
Mariners starter Jason Vargas matched a career high with 10 strikeouts in 6 2-3 innings. Charlie Furbush (4-1) earned the win with a scoreless eighth and Seattle improved to 13-20 at home.
Yoenis Cespedes homered for Oakland, which had won seven of 10, and Jonny Gomes had an RBI single.
Casper Wells singled leading off the eighth against Jim Miller (2-1), who had given up only three earned runs in 23 2-3 innings coming into the game. Dustin Ackley struck out as Wells stole second, and Ryan lined an RBI single over leaping second baseman Jemile Weeks to score Wells.
Ryan is batting .323 with seven RBIs in his last 10 games.
Vargas allowed three hits and two earned runs. Tom Wilhelmsen pitched a clean ninth inning for his sixth save in seven tries.
Travis Blackley went seven innings for the A's, giving up two runs and five hits. He str...