SEATTLE — Coco Crisp broke Oakland’s 20-inning scoreless streak with an RBI double, Cliff Pennington and Kevin Kouzmanoff both later hit his first home run of the season and the Athletics’ offense woke up in a 9-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.
Crisp’s two-out double into the right-center field gap in the third inning off Seattle starter Jason Vargas (0-2) scored Mark Ellis with the A’s first run since the ninth inning on Wednesday against Boston. The A’s were shutout in the first two games of this series, the first time Oakland was held scoreless in consecutive games since May 2008.
There wasn’t going to be a third straight shutout.
Oakland’s Trevor Cahill (3-0) pitched six innings, giving up just one run and seven hits to the Mariners.