Nine strikeouts in five innings by Kirby helps the Mariners defeat the A’s 4-2

Nine strikeouts California’s Oakland (AP) — Tuesday night, the Oakland Athletics were defeated 4-3 by the Seattle Mariners, led by George Kirby, who recorded his first victory in almost a month with nine strikeouts in five innings.

With manager Scott Servais celebrating his 57th birthday, the AL West-leading Mariners continued to cruise thanks to three singles from Josh Rojas, two hits and an RBI from Luke Riley, and two runs driven in by Ty France.

Seattle has won eight of nine games and four in a row after finishing off a 6-1 homestand.

 

For Oakland, JJ Belay had two singles and Abraham Toro got one RBI. The A’s are five games behind.

A low attendance of 5,624 people attended the game at the Coliseum. The Oakland Ballers had a sellout crowd of almost 4,200 people not far away. The A’s reported plan to move to Las Vegas prompted the formation of the Ballers, an independent minor league team in the Pioneer League.

Nine strikeouts in five innings by Kirby helps the Mariners defeat the A's 4-2
Nine strikeouts Kirby (5-5) was very effective against the A’s despite having two losses and a no-decision in his prior three appearances. With one walk, he gave up two runs and six hits.

This season, the right-hander for the Mariners has been among the game’s most effective strikeout throwers. This season, Kirby has only given up seven walks in 73 1/3 innings pitched.

After Kirby exited, three relievers for the Mariners each pitched a scoreless inning. In the ninth, Andrés Muñoz gave up a run due to a wild pitch and left the game with what appeared to be an injury.

Nine strikeouts For his final out and second save of the game, Tayler Saucedo retired Brent Rookery on a comebacker.

In the third inning, the Mariners hit four doubles and scored three runs against A’s starter Mitch Spence (4-3). After Raley’s double put them ahead, France drove in two more runs.

Dylan Moore was driven in by Rojas with a two-out infield single after the A’s reached base on a Kirby single in the bottom of the inning. This was the first run that a Mariners starter had given up in four games.

Nine strikeouts in five innings by Kirby helps the Mariners defeat the A's 4-2

Nine strikeouts In six innings, Spence gave up four runs and nine hits The Mariners announced the signing of outfielder Victor Robles, a free agent, before to the game.
ROOM FOR TRAINER
Mariners: INF After clearing waivers, Luis Urias was sent straight to Triple-A Tacoma.

Sports: RHP In a flurry of actions following Michael Kelly’s suspension, the A’s placed Paul Blackburn (stress reaction right foot) on the 60-day Injured List. .. Manager Mark Kotayk reports that LHP Lucas Erceg (strained right forearm) has started playing catch and may throw a complete bullpen session as early as Sunday.

Sean Newcomb, a left-hand pitcher, was taken off the 60-day IL. Triple-A Las Vegas brought up RHP Vinny Natali. .. RHP Aaron Brooks was designated for assignment on Sunday and was outright sent to Las Vegas.

Nine strikeouts in five innings by Kirby helps the Mariners defeat the A's 4-2

Nine strikeouts UP NEXT On Wednesday, Oakland will be faced by Mariners RHP Logan Gilbert (3-3, 3.29 ERA). Gilbert has pitched 51 1/3 innings against the A’s with 41 strikeouts. RHP Joey Estes (1-1, 6.10), who has faced Seattle in two career starts with a win and a loss, counters for Oakland.

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