Mariners' Iwakuma Wins Again In 3-2 Victory Over Athletics
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Hisashi Iwakuma won for the fifth time in six starts and the Seattle Mariners earned their fifth straight victory, completing a three-game sweep with a 3-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.
Kyle Seager and Ketel Marte each drove in a run, and Brad Miller collected two hits for the Mariners.
Shawn O'Malley singled and walked Sunday and had six hits in his first seven major league at-bats as the Mariners swept a series in Oakland for the first time in six years.
Billy Butler hit a home run for the Athletics, who lost their fifth straight. The long ball gives the A's a 12-game streak with at least one homer, currently the longest active streak as Seattle had its 13-game run snapped.
Iwakuma (7-3) allowed one run on five hits in his 6 1-3 innings. He walked one and struck out three.
Sean Nolin (0-1) became the 28th pitcher used by the A's, a franchise record.
September 7, 2014