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Game Thread #52: A’s vs. Mariners (3)

MLB: Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports

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We head to the bottom of the seventh; the A’s turned around a 1-0 deficit into a 4-1 lead, all in the span of 15 seconds, thanks to back-to-back home runs in the fourth by Oly and Canha, but Seattle put one back against Petit in the seventh, cutting the deficit to 4-2.

Mengden lasted 4.0 innings, and it was honestly touch and go whether he’d even pitch that deep into the game. He wasn’t cut short either; he threw 99 pitches (only 55 of which were strikes, in case you were wondering), walking five. Seattle has stranded 12 baserunners in their seven innings to the A’s two. There is no mystery why Seattle is losing; they should be up about six.