Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Raul Ibanez smashed a three-run home run and
the Seattle Mariners defeated the Oakland Athletics, 6-3, in the opener of a
Kendrys Morales, Justin Smoak and Michael Morse contributed with an RBI apiece
for the Mariners, who have won eight of their last 11 games.
Seattle starter Hisashi Iwakauma (4-1) had nine strikeouts and allowed two
runs on nine hits over seven frames. Tom Wilhelmsen pitched a flawless ninth
to notch his 10th save.
Jed Lowrie drove in two runs and Derek Norris had a home run for the
Athletics, who saw starter Dan Straily (1-1) surrender six runs on six hits
and four walks in five-plus innings.
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