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Eighth saves Felix
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Mariners 8, Athletics 5
Felix Hernandez allowed seven hits over five innings for Seattle. (Ben Margot/AP)
Felix Hernandez was striking out batters left and right early, notching eight K's, but he was also touched for five runs before being pulled prior to the sixth inning. The Mariners fought back, though, with four runs in the eighth to beat the A's.
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Series at a glance:
SEA
Seattle (4-2)
Won 3
Seattle 8, Oakland 5   OAK
Oakland (2-3)
Lost 2
April 11, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Seattle
0 0 0 1 2 0 0 4 1   8 12 1
Oakland
0 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0   5 9 1
Standings thru 4/11/09  |  Recap: SEA  |  Gameday  |  Mariners stats  |  Athletics stats
Seattle AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Chavez, En, LF-RF 5 1 1 0 0 1 3 .370
Gutierrez, F, CF 4 0 1 2 0 0 1 .217
Sweeney, M, DH 5 1 3 1 0 0 1 .235
Beltre, A, 3B 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 .273
Branyan, 1B 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 .333
Balentien, RF 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .400
  Lopez, Jo, 2B 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 .263
Johjima, C 4 0 1 2 0 0 2 .167
Cedeno, R, 2B-LF 3 1 0 0 1 0 3 .182
Betancourt, Y, SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .364
Totals 36 8 12 8 3 3 13  

BATTING
2B: Lopez, Jo (1, Ziegler).
HR: Branyan (2, 4th inning off Outman, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Beltre, A; Chavez, En; Lopez, Jo 2; Betancourt, Y 2; Sweeney, M 3; Johjima; Gutierrez, F; Branyan 5.
RBI: Branyan (3), Gutierrez, F 2 (5), Lopez, Jo 2 (6), Johjima 2 (3), Sweeney, M (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Beltre, A 2.
SAC: Gutierrez, F.
GIDP: Cedeno, R.
Team RISP: 4-for-7.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Gutierrez, F (1, 3rd base by Wuertz/Powell).
PO: Gutierrez, F (2nd base by Wuertz).

FIELDING
E: Lopez, Jo (1, fielding).
DP: (Lopez, Jo-Betancourt, Y-Branyan).

 
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Sweeney, R, CF 5 0 1 0 0 1 0 .318
Cabrera, O, SS 3 0 2 1 1 1 0 .368
Giambi, 1B 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 .368
  Crosby, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Holliday, LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 5 .214
Garciaparra, 3B-1B 5 0 1 0 0 1 6 .211
Cust, DH 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 .467
Buck, RF 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 .091
Ellis, M, 2B 3 1 0 0 1 1 3 .286
Powell, C 4 1 1 2 0 1 1 .250
Totals 35 5 9 5 4 10 21  

BATTING
2B: Cabrera, O (2, Hernandez, F), Powell (1, Hernandez, F).
HR: Cust (1, 5th inning off Hernandez, F, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Sweeney, R; Giambi 2; Cust 5; Cabrera, O 3; Garciaparra; Powell 2.
RBI: Powell 2 (2), Cabrera, O (2), Cust 2 (4).
2-out RBI: Cust 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Garciaparra 2; Holliday 2; Ellis, M; Powell.
SF: Cabrera, O.
GIDP: Ellis, M.
Team RISP: 2-for-12.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Crosby (1, fielding).
Outfield assists: Sweeney, R (Sweeney, M at 2nd base).
DP: (Crosby-Ellis, M-Garciaparra).
Pickoffs: Wuertz (Gutierrez, F at 2nd base).

 
Seattle IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hernandez, F 5.0 7 5 5 2 8 1 4.15
Batista (W, 1-0) 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Lowe, M (H, 1) 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.00
Morrow (S, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 10.13
 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Outman 4.1 6 3 3 2 3 1 6.23
Wuertz 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Springer (H, 1) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Casilla, S (H, 2)(L, 0-1) 1.0 1 3 2 1 0 0 6.00
Ziegler (BS, 1) 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 6.00
Gallagher, S 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 9.00

Casilla, S pitched to 3 batters in the 8th.

WP: Hernandez, F, Outman.
HBP: Holliday (by Hernandez, F).
Pitches-strikes: Hernandez, F 94-58, Batista 22-14, Lowe, M 22-10, Morrow 27-15, Outman 75-44, Wuertz 7-6, Springer 17-12, Casilla, S 24-14, Ziegler 17-9, Gallagher, S 6-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hernandez, F 0-5, Batista 1-3, Lowe, M 2-0, Morrow 2-0, Outman 3-5, Wuertz 1-0, Springer 1-1, Casilla, S 2-2, Ziegler 1-1, Gallagher, S 1-1.
Batters faced: Hernandez, F 25, Batista 7, Lowe, M 4, Morrow 5, Outman 21, Wuertz 1, Springer 4, Casilla, S 6, Ziegler 4, Gallagher, S 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Wuertz 2-0, Ziegler 3-3.
Umpires: HP: Dana DeMuth. 1B: Kerwin Danley. 2B: Doug Eddings. 3B: Hunter Wendelstedt.
Weather: 56 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:57.
Att: 19,560.
Venue: Oakland Coliseum.
April 11, 2009
April 11, 2009

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