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Mariners fall short in opener
Athletics 3, Mariners 2
Miguel Batista allowed three runs on six hits over 7 2/3 innings. (Ben Margot/AP)
 Guillen's RBI single
 Beltre's RBI single
Right-hander Miguel Batista allowed three runs over 7 2/3 innings of work, but it was the last two tallies -- on a pair of solo homers in the sixth -- that did in him and the Mariners. Jose Guillen and Adrian Beltre hit RBI singles to account for the two Seattle runs.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: July 05, 2007
SEA
Seattle (46-36)
Lost 1
Oakland 3, Seattle 2   OAK
Oakland (44-41)
Won 1
July 5, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Seattle
1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   2 9 0
Oakland
0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 X   3 6 0
Standings thru 7/5/07  |  Gameday  |  Mariners Stats  |  Athletics Stats
SeattleABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Suzuki, CF5010002.365
Vidro, DH4100001.288
Ibanez, LF3010110.270
  1-Ellison, PR-LF0000000.152
Guillen, RF4131001.281
Sexson, 1B2000202.210
  2-Bloomquist, PR-1B0000000.284
Johjima, C4010006.300
Beltre, 3B3011102.261
Betancourt, SS4000014.274
Lopez, 2B4020012.279
Totals332924320 


1-Ran for Ibanez in the 8th. 2-Ran for Sexson in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Guillen (14, Gaudin).
TB: Suzuki; Ibanez; Guillen 4; Johjima; Beltre; Lopez 2.
RBI: Guillen (50), Beltre (36).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lopez; Betancourt; Beltre.
GIDP: Johjima; Suzuki.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Ibanez (Kendall at 2nd base).

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Stewart, LF4120000.316
Ellis, 2B4000022.265
Swisher, CF4111002.266
Cust, RF2011210.282
Johnson, 1B3000102.265
Crosby, SS3111013.233
Scutaro, 3B3000000.240
Kendall, C3010000.223
Suzuki, DH3000010.304
Totals29363359 

BATTING
2B: Stewart (11, Batista).
HR: Swisher (11, 6th inning off Batista, 0 on, 0 out), Crosby (7, 6th inning off Batista, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Stewart 3; Swisher 4; Cust; Crosby 4; Kendall.
RBI: Cust (42), Swisher (46), Crosby (29).
2-out RBI: Cust; Crosby.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crosby 2.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Ellis-Crosby-Johnson, Crosby-Ellis-Johnson, Scutaro-Johnson).

 
SeattleIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Batista (L, 8-7)7.26333524.54
Sherrill 0.10000001.44
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Gaudin (W, 8-3)7.28224302.88
Casilla (H, 3)0.10000000.50
Embree (S, 9)1.01000004.03

Pitches-strikes: Batista 103-66, Sherrill 1-1, Gaudin 100-54, Casilla 2-1, Embree 6-5.
Ground outs-fly outs: Batista 8-9, Sherrill 0-1, Gaudin 14-6, Casilla 1-0, Embree 1-2.
Batters faced: Batista 31, Sherrill 1, Gaudin 33, Casilla 1, Embree 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Sherrill 1-0, Casilla 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Greg Gibson. 1B: Ted Barrett. 2B: Tony Randazzo. 3B: Charlie Reliford.
Weather: 70 degrees, clear.
Wind: 14 mph, L to R.
T: 2:06.
Att: 15,654.

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