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Mariners sweep A’s in doubleheader as the visiting and home team

In a doubleheader sweep of the Oakland A’s, where they were the visiting team in Game 1 and the home team in Game 2, the Mariners avoided a walk-off, extra-innings loss in the opening game with a 5-1 victory in eight innings. In the nightcap as the home team, but still wearing their road uniforms, the Mariners scored eight runs in the third inning and rolled to an easy 12-3 win in seven innings.

A’s righty Daniel Mengden tests positive for coronavirus

Athletics right-hander Daniel Mengden has tested positive for the coronavirus and is quarantined at home in Houston, where he received the result that forced Oakland and Major League Baseball to postpone four games this week.

Third game of Oakland’s series at Seattle postponed

SEATTLE — The third and final game Thursday of Oakland’s series at Seattle has been postponed to allow for additional testing and contact tracing after a member of the Athletics’ organization tested positive for the coronavirus.

2 more Oakland games postponed, this time at Seattle

SEATTLE – The first two games of Oakland’s series at Seattle have been postponed to allow for additional testing and contact tracing after a member of the Athletics’ organization tested positive for the coronavirus.

Mariners’ bullpen again gives up the game-winning hit in a second straight loss to Oakland

SEATTLE – It wasn’t quite the dominating outing that his fellow starters Marco Gonzales, Taijuan Walker or Yusei Kikuchi had produced in the previous nights, but Kendall Graveman, with his neck aching and his jersey and cap soaked with sweat from the effort, walked off the mound with two outs in the fifth inning having not allowed a run and his team leading by a run.

Athletics use late rally for 3-2 victory over Mariners

SEATTLE – The Mariners’ first dalliance with Major League Baseball’s new experiment for extra innings, using the international tiebreaker in which a runner starts at second base for each team in a tie game after the ninth inning, wasn’t executed as planned or expected, yielding a suboptimal result in a 3-2 loss to the Oakland A’s on Saturday.

Zoos turn to social media to delight, raise money amid virus

Social media is one way zoos worldwide are engaging with people who can no longer visit – their main source of income – and raise some much-needed cash. Zoos and aquariums have brought adorable distraction by posting photos and videos of animals, but the closures mean they’re still in jeopardy.