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Mariners 5, Athletics 4
Ken Griffey Jr. is greeted after scoring in the second inning. (Ben Margot/AP)
The Mariners spoiled the A's home opener on the strength of a five-run attack in the second inning, punctuated by Yuniesky Betancourt's two-run double. The bullpen did its job, providing much-needed relief behind Ryan Rowland-Smith, who labored through 3 1/3 frames.
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Series at a glance:
SEA
Seattle (3-2)
Won 2
Seattle 5, Oakland 4   OAK
Oakland (2-2)
Lost 1
April 10, 2009
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Seattle
0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   5 9 2
Oakland
1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0   4 8 0
Standings thru 4/10/09  |  Recap: SEA | OAK  |  Gameday  |  Mariners stats  |  Athletics stats
Seattle AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Chavez, En, LF 5 0 3 2 0 0 1 .409
Gutierrez, F, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .211
Sweeney, M, DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .083
Beltre, A, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .294
Griffey Jr., RF 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 .182
  1-Balentien, PR-RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
Lopez, Jo, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 .222
Branyan, 1B 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 .267
Johjima, C 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 .143
Betancourt, Y, SS 4 1 1 2 0 1 1 .333
Totals 33 5 9 5 3 5 11  

1-Ran for Griffey Jr. in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Betancourt, Y (2, Anderson, B).
TB: Chavez, En 3; Lopez, Jo; Betancourt, Y 2; Sweeney, M; Johjima; Branyan 2.
RBI: Johjima (1), Betancourt, Y 2 (3), Chavez, En 2 (4).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Branyan; Chavez, En.
SAC: Johjima.
GIDP: Gutierrez, F 2.
Team RISP: 4-for-8.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Rowland-Smith (1, throw), Beltre, A (1, throw).

 
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Sweeney, R, CF 3 1 0 0 2 1 1 .353
Cabrera, O, SS 3 1 3 1 1 0 0 .313
Giambi, DH 3 1 0 0 1 1 3 .333
Holliday, LF 4 0 1 1 1 0 6 .300
Chavez, Er, 3B 4 0 1 0 1 0 5 .176
Garciaparra, 1B 4 0 0 1 0 0 3 .214
Cust, RF 4 1 1 0 1 1 1 .417
Suzuki, K, C 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .278
Ellis, M, 2B 5 0 1 0 0 1 3 .333
Totals 35 4 8 3 7 4 27  

BATTING
2B: Cust (1, Rowland-Smith), Holliday (1, Corcoran).
TB: Cust 2; Chavez, Er; Ellis, M; Holliday 2; Suzuki, K; Cabrera, O 3.
RBI: Cabrera, O (1), Holliday (2), Garciaparra (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Garciaparra; Holliday 2; Chavez, Er 2; Suzuki, K 2.
SF: Cabrera, O; Garciaparra.
Team RISP: 1-for-10.
Team LOB: 14.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Anderson, B-Cabrera, O-Garciaparra, Chavez, Er-Ellis, M-Garciaparra).

 
Seattle IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Rowland-Smith 3.1 4 2 0 4 1 0 0.00
Jakubauskas (W, 1-0) 2.0 2 2 2 1 0 0 4.50
Corcoran (H, 2) 0.2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0.00
Kelley (H, 1) 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Aardsma (S, 1) 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Anderson, B (L, 0-1) 6.0 7 5 5 2 2 0 7.50
Wuertz 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Blevins 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 -
Bailey, A 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.00

Blevins pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

WP: Bailey, A.
HBP: Giambi (by Jakubauskas).
Pitches-strikes: Rowland-Smith 82-46, Jakubauskas 40-22, Corcoran 17-5, Kelley 22-14, Aardsma 25-14, Anderson, B 84-50, Wuertz 17-12, Blevins 7-3, Bailey, A 19-13.
Groundouts-flyouts: Rowland-Smith 4-3, Jakubauskas 4-2, Corcoran 1-1, Kelley 1-0, Aardsma 1-2, Anderson, B 8-5, Wuertz 3-0, Blevins 0-0, Bailey, A 1-0.
Batters faced: Rowland-Smith 20, Jakubauskas 10, Corcoran 5, Kelley 4, Aardsma 6, Anderson, B 25, Wuertz 6, Blevins 1, Bailey, A 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Jakubauskas 2-0, Corcoran 2-2, Bailey, A 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Hunter Wendelstedt. 1B: Dana DeMuth. 2B: Kerwin Danley. 3B: Doug Eddings.
Weather: 55 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 17 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:56.
Att: 36,067.
Venue: Oakland Coliseum.
April 10, 2009
April 10, 2009

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