American League Game Summary - Seattle at Oakland|
(Friday, July 6th)
Final Score: Oakland 4, Seattle 1 (11 innings)
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Chris Carter smoked a three-run home run in the
11th inning to give the Oakland Athletics a 4-1 win over the Seattle Mariners
to open a three-game set.
In the 11th off of Oliver Perez (0-1), Josh Reddick dropped a single into
shallow left to start the inning and Seth Smith later beat out a grounder to
third base for an infield hit. Steve Delabar then stepped onto the mound and
Carter crushed an 0-1 fastball deep into the left field stands for the win.
Thanks to Carter, Jordan Norberto (1-1) grabbed the first win of his career as
he struck out the side in the top of the 11th for the Athletics, who tied
their season-high with their fifth straight win. Jemile Weeks tied the game in
the eighth with his RBI single.
Kyle Seager had two hits and drove in the only run of the game for the
Mariners, who have lost their last three.
"We are two days away from the break and we want to find a way to get back on
track," said Seattle manager Eric Wedge. "We've been in a rut with our bats
for a while now and we need to get it done."
Neither starter factored into the decision as Kevin Millwood went seven
innings for Seattle and gave up just three hits with two walks and seven
strikeouts, while Tom Milone pitched seven innings for Oakland and was charged
with one run on six hits with a walk and nine strikeouts.
Seattle plated a run in the first inning as Casper Wells singled with one out,
Miguel Olivo added a base hit two batters later and Seager followed with a
single for a 1-0 lead.
Oakland got its first runner to second base in the fourth inning when Reddick
walked with one out and Smith drew a walk with two outs, but Brandon Moss
struck out to end the frame.
The Mariners put men on first and second in the sixth, but it was with two
outs and Justin Smoak lined out to end the frame.
The Athletics finally got a run across in the eighth inning. With Shawn Kelley
on the mound, Brandon Hicks hit a one-out double. After Coco Crisp flied out,
Tom Wilhelmsen took the hill and Weeks greeted him with a single to center to
tie the game.
Carlos Peguero tripled with two outs in the top of the ninth, but Dustin
Ackley grounded out to end the frame.
Since being called up last week, Carter has six hits in 12 at-bats, three of
which are homers, and has driven in five runs in four games...Seattle has won
six of the 11 games with Oakland this season...Both teams left seven men on
07/07 01:53:05 ET