Mark Canha and Jurickson Profar each hit two home runs and Homer Bailey pitched six solid innings in his Oakland debut as the host Athletics defeated the Mariners 10-2 Wednesday afternoon.
Chad Pinder and Ramon Laureano also homered for the A’s, who scored all of their runs via the long ball. Oakland swept the two-game series and has won six in a row overall.
Seattle suffered its sixth successive loss, during which it has been outscored 54-13.
Bailey (8-6), a veteran right-hander, was acquired Sunday in a trade with Kansas City. He allowed two runs on seven hits with no walks and six strikeouts.
The Mariners took a 2-0 lead in the second inning. Tim Beckham led off with a single and, two outs later, Dylan Moore hit a run-scoring triple down the right-field line. Dee Gordon grounded a single to center to score Moore.
The A’s tied it in the bottom of the inning as Ramon Laureano led off with a double and, an out later, Profar hit a two-run homer to right-center field off right-hander Erik Swanson, who was serving as the Mariners’ opener.
Oakland took a 3-2 lead in the fourth on Canha’s leadoff homer to left-center field off left-hander Tommy Milone (1-4).
The A’s pulled away with a four-run sixth. With one out, Canha homered to center field, his 15th. Laureano then doubled to left and Profar walked with two outs before Pinder hit a three-run shot to right-center, his eighth.
Milone, who took over in the third after Swanson, the Mariners’ opener, pitched the first two innings, went 4 1/3 innings, allowing five runs on five hits with three walks and two strikeouts. He allowed three home runs.
OF Mac Williamson, who was designated for assignment Tuesday, was outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma. Williamson hit .182 with three home runs and 10 RBIs in 25 games with Seattle.
By the numbers
1-18: The Mariners’ record this season when they fail to hit a home run.
Our take from Right Field
The pitching staff allowed six home runs Wednesday, which means they were essentially throwing batting practice. Can we just fast-forward to Edgar Martinez’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony Sunday?
The M’s have an off day Thursday before starting a 10-game homestand at 7:10 Friday against the Los Angeles Angels. RHP Mike Leake (7-8, 4.60 ERA) is scheduled to start for the M’s. The Angels have not yet announced their rotation for the three-game series.
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