Nelson Cruz, Seth Smith, Brad Miller and Logan Morrison all hit two-run homers and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 9-5 Friday night for their third win in four games.
Gutierrez had each of Seattle’s two hits against Kazmir, who pitched eight sparkling innings in Oakland’s 4-0 win on Thursday night.
Utility infielder/outfielder Willie Bloomquist designated for assignment
The OFP Report with Jason A. Churchill and Alex Carson.
Cano had four hits and drove in three runs. Cruz connected for his 20th homer on his 35th birthday.
Montgomery took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning
Felix Hernandez exited after six innings of one-hit ball against the Los Angeles Angels because of heat cramps caused by the oppressive humidity. So it was the responsibility of Seattle’s bullpen to finish the job.
All-Star second baseman smacked on the left temple, as Angels’ infielders were getting loose for the seventh inning
Taijuan Walker continued to command the strike zone and excel with runners in scoring position, which helps explain why the Seattle Mariners’ 22-year-old right-hander has reeled off four straight wins.
Roenis Elias was untouchable for the first three innings against Kansas City on Wednesday night.