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Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 10-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics

Oakland Athletics' Mark Canha, right, is congratulated by third base coach Matt Williams (4) after hitting a home run off Seattle Mariners' Tommy Milone in the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (Ben Margot / AP)
Oakland Athletics' Mark Canha, right, is congratulated by third base coach Matt Williams (4) after hitting a home run off Seattle Mariners' Tommy Milone in the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (Ben Margot / AP)
By Gene Warnick The Spokesman-Review

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 note

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?

Up next

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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