A's Destroy Mariners in Rain-Shortened 4 Innings

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If there was ever a day the A's wanted to keep playing, it was this one. The A's scored 5, 2, 3 and 2 runs through the first four innings, but sadly, the game succumbed to the rain before the A's could put up a 20-spot.

It's not much of a recap, but it also wasn't a very long game. It was, however, extremely fun. The scoring started off with a two-out double by John Jaso in the first inning, a homer by Seth Smith, a homer by Josh Donaldson, a Daric Barton double, a HBP to Choice, and a wild pitch to plate the fifth and final run of the inning.

Seth Smith walked, and Josh Donaldson hit his second homerun of the day in the second inning. The A's would plate 3 more in the third on a Shane Peterson homerun, a Nakajima double, and a Jaso groundout. Michael Choice would homer in the fourth, and Peterson would double before the game was officially called. But hey, batting practice!

Meanwhile, on the other side of the mound, A.J. Griffin threw all three innings, allowing just one run, while scattering four hits. Impressively, he struck out 4 without walking a batter.

If all goes well, and the creek don't rise, the A's will play the Rangers tomorrow in another early battle of AL West opponents.

Happy Friday, everyone!

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