Seattle 5, Oakland 3
When: 4:10 PM ET, Sunday, April 15, 2012
Where: Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
Eric Cooper, 1B -
Marty Foster, 2B -
Tim Timmons, 3B -
Mariners 5, Athletics 3: Brendan Ryan and Justin Smoak each had a home run and two RBIs, and Seattle continued its dominance against Oakland with its fifth win in seven meetings this season.
The game's first six runs came on home runs. Ryan's two-run shot in the second and Smoak's solo homer in the third gave Seattle a 3-0 lead until Eric Sogard tied it with a three-run blast in the fifth.
The Mariners quickly bounced back with two in the bottom of the fifth on Ichiro Suzuki's RBI double and Smoak's run-scoring groundout.
The rally earned starter Blake Beavan (1-1) his sixth career win. The 23-year-old right-hander struck out four and allowed three runs on six hits over seven innings.
Brandon League pitched around a one-out single in the ninth for his fourth save.
Oakland starter Graham Godfrey (0-2) allowed five runs (three earned) on six hits over five innings.
GAME NOTEBOOK: The lowest-scoring team in the American League, the A's scored a total of seven runs in the series. … Beavan has posted quality starts in five of his past six outings dating to last season. … Oakland's bullpen did not allow a baserunner in three innings of work. … Seattle's Jesus Montero went 0-for-4 to snap a nine-game hitting streak. … Kila Ka'aihue made his third start of the season at first base and went 3-for-4 to raise his average to .500.
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