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Mariners end skid
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Mariners 6, Athletics 4
Adrian Beltre connects on an RBI single in the fifth inning. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Starter Miguel Batista left in the third inning with a groin strain, but the Mariners' bats came to life after that, scoring five runs in the fifth inning to erase a three-run deficit. Ichiro Suzuki had three hits and Jose Lopez added a three-run double.
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Series at a glance:
SEA
Seattle (36-55)
Won 1
Seattle 6, Oakland 4   OAK
Oakland (49-42)
Lost 1
July 9, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Seattle
0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0   6 11 1
Oakland
0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0   4 7 0
Standings thru 7/9/08  |  Recap: SEA | OAK  |  Gameday  |  Mariners stats  |  Athletics stats
SeattleABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Suzuki, RF4130100.305
Lopez, 2B5223003.299
Ibanez, LF5111004.275
Vidro, 1B4010103.214
  1-Cairo, PR-1B0000000.222
Beltre, 3B5032002.258
Reed, CF4000014.270
Johjima, DH2100100.219
Clement, C4000023.167
Betancourt, SS4110002.269
Totals3761163321 


1-Ran for Vidro in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Vidro (10, Blanton), Lopez (24, Blanton), Ibanez (26, Blanton).
TB: Suzuki 3; Lopez 3; Ibanez 2; Vidro 2; Beltre 3; Betancourt.
RBI: Beltre 2 (46), Lopez 3 (47), Ibanez (53).
2-out RBI: Beltre.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Betancourt; Beltre.
GIDP: Reed.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Betancourt (10, missed catch).

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellis, 2B5000003.243
Gonzalez, C, CF4000024.264
Sweeney, R, RF4000022.294
Cust, LF4111010.221
Bankston, DH4110000.333
Suzuki, C4120010.282
Hannahan, 3B4110001.222
Murphy, SS4013011.195
Barton, 1B2010201.225
Totals354742712 

BATTING
2B: Murphy (3, Rowland-Smith), Suzuki (15, Corcoran).
HR: Cust (16, 2nd inning off Batista, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Cust 4; Bankston; Suzuki 3; Hannahan; Murphy 2; Barton.
RBI: Cust (44), Murphy 3 (13).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sweeney, R; Gonzalez, C; Barton.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Ellis-Murphy-Barton).

 
SeattleIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Batista 2.01110116.22
Rowland-Smith 1.15331103.38
Corcoran (W, 1-0)2.21000103.38
Rhodes (H, 9)1.10000203.18
Green (H, 11)0.20000102.96
Morrow (S, 8)1.00001100.63
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Blanton (L, 5-12)6.09660204.96
Blevins 1.01000000.00
Casilla 1.01001102.81
Brown, A 1.00002002.37

HBP: Johjima (by Blanton).
Pitches-strikes: Batista 23-17, Rowland-Smith 38-25, Corcoran 32-18, Rhodes 15-11, Green 9-6, Morrow 11-5, Blanton 92-57, Blevins 12-8, Casilla 16-9, Brown, A 24-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Batista 2-3, Rowland-Smith 3-0, Corcoran 3-4, Rhodes 1-1, Green 1-0, Morrow 1-1, Blanton 9-7, Blevins 0-3, Casilla 1-1, Brown, A 0-3.
Batters faced: Batista 7, Rowland-Smith 11, Corcoran 9, Rhodes 4, Green 2, Morrow 4, Blanton 27, Blevins 4, Casilla 5, Brown, A 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Corcoran 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Mark Wegner. 1B: Jeff Kellogg. 2B: Rob Drake. 3B: Brian Runge.
Weather: 75 degrees, clear.
Wind: 11 mph, L to R.
T: 2:42.
Att: 21,128.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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