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Mariners lose to A's 11-2; Encarnación traded to Yankees

Sun Jun 16 12:51am ET

Players: Jay Bruce, Wade LeBlanc, Mike Leake, Hunter Strickland, Kyle Seager, Stephen Piscotty, Domingo Santana, Marcus Semien, Jurickson Profar, Frankie Montas, Daniel Vogelbach, Ryon Healy, J.P. Crawford

Oakland Athletics' Jurickson Profar swings for a two-run single off Seattle Mariners' Wade LeBlanc in the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)


Seattle Mariners' Wade LeBlanc wipes his face in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)


Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais, left, squats at home plate as he speaks with umpire Carlos Torres in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. Servais was ejected from the game by Torres. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)


Seattle Mariners pitcher Wade LeBlanc works against the Oakland Athletics in the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)


Seattle Mariners' Mac Williamson swings for an RBI-groundout off Oakland Athletics' Frankie Montas in the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)


Oakland Athletics pitcher Frankie Montas works against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)


Oakland Athletics' Ramon Laureano swings for a two-run single off Seattle Mariners' Gerson Bautista in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)


OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Frankie Montas struck out nine in six innings for his team-leading ninth win, and the Oakland Athletics beat Seattle 11-2 on Saturday night. After the game ended, the Mariners announced they had traded AL home run leader Edwin Encarnacion to the New York Yankees.

Marcus Semien homered and scored three runs for the A's, extending his career-high hitting streak to 12 games. Jurickson Profar had three hits and drove in four runs.

Domingo Santana singled twice for Seattle.

The Mariners lost for the third time in five games.

The 36-year-old Encarnacion hit 21 home runs. It was the latest indication the last-place Mariners are looking toward the future after beginning the season 13-2. Seattle traded Jay Bruce to Philadelphia on June 2 and may be in line to make additional moves before next month's deadline.

Manager Scott Servais had plenty of time to contemplate the state of his ballclub after being ejected by home plate umpire Carlos Torres in the fourth inning. Seager was called out on strikes and was arguing with Torres when Servais intervened and was tossed.

It was a frustrating day all around for Seattle. The Mariners struck out 12 times and matched their season-high with four errors.

Montas (9-2) was crisp in winning his fifth straight. He allowed two runs, six hits and walked one. He struck out cleanup hitter Daniel Vogelbach and Kyle Seager twice and struck out the side in the fourth. Montas had nine or more strikeouts for the fourth time in 14 starts.

The A's scored three runs in the first against opener Gerson Bautista (0-1), then got to Wade LeBlanc for one in the second and five in the fourth.

GLOVE WORK

Seattle shortstop J.P. Crawford made a diving stop on a sharp grounder up the middle by Semien in the fifth inning, then flipped the ball from his glove to second baseman Dylan Moore, who threw to first for the out.

TRAINERS ROOM

Mariners: Ryon Healy is awaiting results after undergoing additional tests on his sore lower back. Healy has been out since May 21. ... Hunter Strickland (right lat strain) underwent another MRI test after suffering a setback. Strickland is expected to resume throwing by the middle of next week.

Athletics: Stephen Piscotty returned to the team after undergoing minor surgery to have a melanoma removed from his right ear lobe.

UP NEXT

Mariners RHP Mike Leake (5-6, 4.26 ERA) will face the A's on Sunday for the 11th time in his career, all as a starter. Leake is 2-3 in the previous 10. Oakland rookie RHP Tanner Anderson (0-1, 3.18) is making his second start for the A's.

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