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Seager, Mariners rally in 8th to beat Athletics 6-3

Sun Jun 16 7:29pm ET

Players: Felix Hernandez, Mike Leake, Khris Davis, Dee Gordon, Tommy Milone, Kyle Seager, Mike Fiers, Domingo Santana, Mark Canha, Daniel Vogelbach, Mallex Smith, Ryon Healy, Tom Murphy, Sean Manaea

Seattle Mariners' Kyle Seager watches his two-run double hit off Oakland Athletics' Lou Trivino in the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 16, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Oakland Athletics' Ramon Laureano, right, is congratulated by third base coach Matt Williams (4) after hitting a home run off Seattle Mariners' Mike Leake in the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 16, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford, left, and Mac Williamson chase a fly ball hit by Oakland Athletics' Khris Davis in the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 16, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. Crawford made the catch. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Seattle Mariners pitcher Mike Leake works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 16, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Kyle Seager hit a two-run double soon after right fielder Mark Canha appeared to lose a flyball in the sun, and the Seattle Mariners rallied in the eighth inning to beat the Oakland Athletics 6-3 on Sunday.

Mallex Smith homered for the second time in three games for the last-place Mariners, a day after they traded AL home run leader Edwin Encarnacion to the New York Yankees.

Khris Davis hit his 15th home run for Oakland and Ramon Laureano also went deep.

The Mariners trailed 3-2 when Lou Trivino (2-5) issued a one-out walk. Domingo Santana followed with a fly that bounced off Canha's glove for his first error in 153 games, putting runners at first and second.

After Daniel Vogelbach walked, Seager ended a 2-for-20 funk with a go-ahead double. Tom Murphy added a sacrifice fly and Dee Gordon hit an RBI triple.

Mike Leake (6-6) matched his season high with seven strikeouts in seven innings. He allowed two earned runs and seven hits and didn't walk a batter to win his third straight.

Roenis Elias pitched the ninth for his seventh save.

Oakland starter Tanner Anderson allowed two runs over 5 1/3 innings.


Mariners: OF Ryon Healy (lower back) will have an epidural in the coming days and will be out later than originally anticipated. . Felix Hernandez (shoulder stiffness) will be seen by a doctor after the right-hander pulled himself out of a rehab start Friday night because of fatigue.

Athletics: LHP Sean Manaea threw 45 pitches in a simulated game at the team's practice facilities in Arizona as he attempts to come back from shoulder surgery. Manager Bob Melvin said Manaea will throw about 60 pitches in another simulated game before heading out on a rehab assignment.


Mariners: Seattle plans to use an opener Monday against Kansas City, although manager Scott Servais has not said who that will be. LHP Tommy Milone is expected to come in after the opener.

Athletics: RHP Mike Fiers (6-3, 4.63) pitches against the Orioles at the Coliseum on Monday. Fiers is 4-0 in his previous seven starts dating to his no-hitter against Cincinnati on May 7.


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