September 2, 2011 in Sports

A’s blow past Mariners

Associated Press
 

OAKLAND, Calif. — Hideki Matsui and Cliff Pennington both drove in three runs to lead the Oakland Athletics to a 9-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.

Brandon Allen and Scott Sizemore drove in runs for the A’s, who won their second straight following a five-game losing streak.

Guillermo Moscoso (7-8) snapped a two-game losing streak despite allowing his first earned run in 25 2-3 innings against AL West opponents. He improved to 5-2 with a 2.62 ERA at home this season.

Franklin Gutierrez and Brendan Ryan drove in runs for the Mariners, who lost for the sixth time in eight games.

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