Felix Hernandez allowed seven hits over five innings for Seattle. (Ben Margot/AP)
By Jim Street / MLB.com
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.
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).