Mariners Top Athletics 5-3

Automated InsightsAugust 21, 2013

Hisashi Iwakuma tossed seven innings and Michael Morse went 2-4 with one home run as Seattle took care of Oakland, 5-3.

Tied 1-1 in the bottom of the fourth and with the Athletics at bat, Brandon Moss launched a solo shot off starter Iwakuma. Later in the inning, Yoenis Cespedes was brought home by a sacrifice fly to push the score to 3-1. Behind 3-2 in the top of the sixth, the Mariners moved in front for good when Brendan Ryan hit a double off A.J. Griffin, scoring Dustin Ackley and Kendrys Morales.

Iwakuma lifted his record to 12-6 on the season after he surrendered three runs on seven hits with four strikeouts and two walks. Danny Farquhar earned his ninth save after throwing one inning, striking out three and walking no one. Griffin (10-9) got the loss after pitching six innings and giving up four runs on five hits with seven strikeouts and four walks. Morse was terrific at the plate for the Mariners, going 2 for 4 with a home run, a run, and an RBI. Ryan also had great output, going 2 for 4 with a double and three RBIs. Cespedes was 2 for 4 with two doubles and a run in the loss.

The Mariners took the series on the road two games to one. They will face the Angels Friday at Safeco Field at 7:10 PM PDT.


Mariners Offense
Grade Player P AB H R HR RBI BB SO
A 92.5 M. Morse RF 4 2 1 1 1 0 2
A- 91.1 B. Ryan SS 4 2 0 0 3 0 2
B+ 87.2 B. Miller 2B 5 1 1 1 1 0 0
B 84.8 K. Morales DH 2 0 1 0 0 2 1
C 75.0 D. Ackley LF 3 0 1 0 0 1 0
C 74.0 J. Smoak 1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 1
C 72.0 H. Blanco C 3 0 0 0 0 1 2
C- 71.0 K. Seager 3B 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
C- 71.0 M. Saunders CF 5 1 0 0 0 0 1


Athletics Offense
Grade Player P AB H R HR RBI BB SO
A- 91.3 Y. Cespedes LF 4 2 1 0 0 0 1
A- 90.9 C. Crisp CF 3 1 1 1 1 1 0
B+ 89.7 B. Moss 1B 3 1 1 1 1 0 1
B 85.5 E. Sogard 2B 3 1 0 0 0 1 1
B 85.2 J. Lowrie SS 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
B 84.0 J. Reddick RF 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
C- 71.0 N. Freiman PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
C- 70.0 C. Young PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
D 65.0 A. Callaspo DH 3 0 0 0 1 0 1
D 63.0 S. Vogt C 3 0 0 0 0 0 2
D- 61.0 J. Donaldson 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1


Mariners Pitching
Grade Player IP ERA WHIP HA SO BB PC
A+ 97.8 D. Farquhar 1.0 0.00 0.00 0 3 0 18
A 95.5 Y. Medina 0.1 0.00 0.00 0 1 0 5
A 95.2 C. Furbush 0.2 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 7
B 83.4 H. Iwakuma 7.0 3.86 1.29 7 4 2 96


Athletics Pitching
Grade Player IP ERA WHIP HA SO BB PC
B+ 88.0 D. Otero 1.2 0.00 1.20 2 1 0 30
C 75.2 A. Griffin 6.0 6.00 1.50 5 7 4 105
C 72.8 J. Blevins 1.1 6.75 0.75 0 1 1 14