Bradley’s blast leads Mariners

Milton Bradley hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning to power the Seattle Mariners to a much-needed 3-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.

Jose Lopez began the eighth with his third hit. Then Brad Ziegler (0-2) walked Mike Sweeney. After showing bunt on the first pitch, Bradley golfed a low pitch five rows into the right-field bleachers.

Bradley began the day in a 3-for-26 rut that led to a demotion in the batting order and a sit-down with manager Don Wakamatsu. The mercurial slugger also flipped off heckling fans from the outfield during the fourth inning at Texas on Friday night.

As he stepped on home plate following his third homer of the season, Bradley raised both hands above his head.

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