Smoak, Mariners down A's
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Justin Smoak recorded two hits, two runs scored and three RBI in the Seattle Mariners' 8-3 win over the Oakland Athletics in the second test of a four-game set from O.co Coliseum.
Kyle Seager had an RBI and a run scored for Seattle, which moved above .500 with its season-high fourth straight win and seventh in the last eight games. Seager, James Jones, Robinson Cano and Dustin Ackley all had two hits to account for Seattle's 10.
Roenis Elias (3-2) was touched for three runs on five hits with six strikeouts over 6 1/3 frames, while three Seattle relievers kept the A's off the board for the final 2 2/3 innings.
Yoenis Cespedes homered for the Athletics, who saw starter Jesse Chavez (2-1) surrender four runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings on the mound. Chavez entered the tilt among the American League leaders with a 1.89 ERA.
The A's have dropped four of five following a three-game sweep in Texas.
05/07 01:31:46 ET