Mariners Top A's 5-3

mariners logo NewBrendan Ryan hit a two-run double in the sixth and added an RBI single in the eighth, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 5-3 on Wednesday. Michael Morse and Brad Miller homered for Seattle, which overcame an uneven start by Hisashi Iwakuma to beat the A's for the fourth time in the past five games between the division rivals. Iwakuma (12-6) gave up a pair of home runs and pitched with runners in scoring position most of the afternoon, but limited the damage to win his second straight.

The Mariners right-hander struck out four and walked two in seven innings. Coco Crisp and Brandon Moss hit home runs for the A's, who are 15-16 since the All-Star break.

August 22, 2013