Mariners come from behind to beat A’s 12-10

  • Wednesday, June 20, 2001 9:00pm
  • Sports

Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. – Edgar Martinez hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the eighth inning today to lead the Seattle Mariners over the Oakland Athletics 12-10.

Mike Cameron, Al Martin, Bret Boone and David Bell homered for the Mariners, who had 17 hits and gained a four-game split and avoided what would have been their first series loss since dropping two of three to the New York Yankees from May 18-20.

Jason Giambi, Jeremy Giambi and Eric Chavez homered for the A’s, all off reliever Ryan Franklin.

Jose Paniagua (3-1) pitched 1 1-3 hitless innings, and Arthur Rhodes got five straight outs for his second save in four chances, striking out three.

Oakland led 10-9 in the eighth when Ichiro Suzuki singled with two outs off Jeff Tam (0-3) and stole second, Mark McLemore walked and the pair pulled off a double steal.

Rather than walk Martinez, Tam pitched to him and allowed a double that went on a hop to the wall in right-center. McLemore added an RBI single in the ninth.

Each team had a lead in every game of the series, and each game was decided from the seventh inning on. There were 12 lead changes during the series.

Oakland’s Cory Lidle, given a 6-0 lead in the first, allowed eight runs – five earned – and 10 hits in 4 1-3 inning. Coming in, Lidle had the third-lowest run support in the AL, an average of 3.10 runs per start.

Seattle’s John Halama gave up seven runs – four earned – and eight hits in 2 1-3 innings, matching his second-shortest outing of the season.

Oakland went ahead in the first on Jason Giambi’s RBI double, John Jaha’s run-scoring groundout, Miguel Tejada’s RBI single, Ramon Hernandez’s sacrifice fly and Johnny Damon’s two-run single.

Martin, who entered hitting .188 and went 3-for-3, hit a two-run homer in the second and Cameron’s three-homer homer in the third pulled the Mariners to 6-5. It came after Tejada made his fourth error in six games, booting a potential double-play grounder to shortstop.

Hernandez’s RBI single made it 7-5 in the bottom half, Bell homered in the fourth and Jason Giambi gave Oakland an 8-6 lead in the bottom of the fourth against Ryan Franklin with his 19th homer.

Boone, entering as a pinch hitter in the fifth, put Seattle ahead 9-8 with a three-run homer off Mike Magnante.

Oakland went back ahead when Jeremy Giambi homered in the fifth and Chavez connected in the sixth.

Notes: Lidle has eight no-decisions this season, and has left the game with the lead in seven. … Oakland is the only road city in which the Mariners have lost 100 or more games. They are 53-106. … Seattle leads the majors with 28 wins in day games. … Halama is undefeated (3-0) in seven road starts this season. … U.S. women’s soccer star Brandi Chastain threw out the ceremonial first pitch. … The Giambi brothers homered in the same game for the third time, the first this season. … McLemore extended his stolen base streak to 23 without being caught, the longest since Jose Cruz swiped 28 in a row to open the 1981 season. He tied Cruz for the fourth-longest in club history.

Copyright ©2001 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Talk to us

More in Sports

Arlington sophomore wrestler Tre Haines grabs the leg of his teammate during practice on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Arlington wrestlers aim for more postseason success

The Eagles feature a standout trio of state placers from last season, including a state champion and runner-up.

The Everett Elite Flag Football 14-under team practices Sunday morning at Harbour Pointe Middle School in Mukilteo, Washington on January 16, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Community roundup: MP grad Davis earns silver with Fiji national team

Trina Davis helps Fiji women’s soccer at the Pacific Games, hammer throwers earn All-American nod, and locals take home collegiate all-league honors.

Arlington’s Dustin Baxter flexes after winning the 170 pound weight class match on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Extra time with clubs helps Arlington wrestlers Baxter, Haines excel

Before high school, Dustin Baxter and Tre Haines wrestled together on an Arlington-based club team.

Prep roundup for Wednesday, Dec. 6

Prep results for Wednesday, Dec. 6: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: Report results and… Continue reading

Lake Stevens head coach Tom Tri hugs quarterback Kolton Matson after the Vikings’ victory against Graham-Kapowsin in the WIAA 4A Football State Championship on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023, at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Patterson: Lake Stevens reaches dynasty level with 2nd state title

The Vikings join an exclusive group of Snohomish County football history.

Vote for The Herald’s Prep Athlete of the Week for Nov. 27-Dec. 3

The Athlete of the Week nominees for Nov. 27-Dec. 3. Voting closes… Continue reading

Prep roundup for Tuesday, Dec. 5

Prep results for Tuesday, Dec. 5: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: Report results and… Continue reading

Tips show they can hang with best in split with Prince George

Everett played a pair of tight games against the WHL’s top team, despite missing some key pieces.

Prep roundup for Monday, Dec. 4

Prep results for Monday, Dec. 4: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: Report results and… Continue reading

Lake Stevens players celebrate Jesse Lewis’ second-half touchdown against Graham-Kapowsin during the WIAA 4A Football State Championship on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023, at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Back to back!: Lake Stevens wins 4A state football title

The Vikings beat Graham-Kapowsin 31-6 for their second straight Class 4A state championship.

Lake Stevens senior Jesse Lewis takes a short pass all the way for a first half touchdown against Graham-Kapowsin during the WIAA 4A Football State Championship on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023, at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Notebook: Lake Stevens’ Jesse Lewis has best game on biggest stage

Plus, key adjustments for the Vikings defense and Kolton Matson’s impact with his legs.

Washington running back Dillon Johnson (7) celebrates with teammates after a touchdown against Oregon during the second half of the Pac-12 championship NCAA college football game Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
Huskies receive No. 2 seed, face Texas in CFP semifinals

Washington gets a postseason rematch in the Sugar Bowl. Michigan gets the No. 1 seed.

Support local journalism

If you value local news, make a gift now to support the trusted journalism you get in The Daily Herald. Donations processed in this system are not tax deductible.