The Mariners’ Carlos Santana (left) helps Cal Raleigh at home after they boht scored during the fifth inning of a game against the Athletics on Thursday in Seattle. Raleigh hit a two-run triple and scored on a throwing error. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

The Mariners’ Carlos Santana (left) helps Cal Raleigh at home after they boht scored during the fifth inning of a game against the Athletics on Thursday in Seattle. Raleigh hit a two-run triple and scored on a throwing error. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Rodriguez, Raleigh lead Mariners over Athletics

The young standouts each come up with big hits in Seattle’s 8-6 victory over Oakland.

Associated Press

SEATTLE — Julio Rodríguez homered for the second day in a row, Cal Raleigh had a two-run triple in the fifth inning and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 8-6 Thursday night.

Seattle has won 17 of 19 games against Oakland and earned its third straight victory overall to improve to 37-41.

Oakland finished the month of June with the worst record in baseball at 5-21.

The A’s recalled Adrian Martinez from Triple-A Las Vegas for his second career start, and he allowed seven runs and seven hits over 4.2 innings.

Rodríguez tagged his 13th homer of the season and seventh in June. His solo shot over the center-field wall put the Mariners up 2-1 in the third. He sent one to the upper deck of T-Mobile Park on Wednesday.

The AL Rookie of the Month for May is making a case for another nod in June. He batted .280 with 16 RBIs and 22 runs.

After Abraham Toro regained Seattle’s lead 5-4 with a two-out single to left field, Raleigh followed with a two-run triple into deep center field off the glove of Skye Bolt. The throw to third base went off Sheldon Neuse’s mitt, and Raleigh scored to give Seattle an 8-4 cushion.

It was Raleigh’s first career triple. He also doubled down the right-field line in the eighth.

Oakland’s Ramón Laureano belted two home runs, a three-run opposite field blast to right to even the game at 4 in the fifth inning and then another in the ninth to trim the Mariners’ lead to 8-6.

Seattel starter Logan Gilbert (9-3) didn’t have his best performance over six innings. His four runs allowed were the most he’s given up since May 11. He surrendered two home runs, including one to veteran Elvis Andrus in the third.

Dylan Moore hit a 414-foot, two-run homer into the left field stands to give the Mariners a 4-1 lead in the fourth.

Despite giving up the solo homer to Laureano, Seattle closer Paul Sewald notched his eighth save of the season.


Mariners shortstop J.P. Crawford began a four-game suspension after his involvement in a benches-clearing brawl with the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.

Crawford was one of the three Mariners who appealed their suspensions from Major League Baseball, along with outfielders Jesse Winker (seven games) and Rodriguez (two games). Crawford had his reduced from five games to four. Decisions haven’t been announced for Winker and Rodriguez.

“Certainly, unfortunate for us. Everybody knows what he does leading off and playing shortstop,” Servais said pregame. “But we will abide by the rules and the rulings that are out there.”


Seattle first baseman Ty France is a finalist for the All-Star Game at his position along with Toronto’s Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Both advance to the final round of the MLB All-Star Ballot, with the second phase of voting beginning noon ET on July 5.

France was placed on the 10-day IL June 25 after suffering a left elbow sprain. He is batting .316 with 10 home runs and 45 RBIs.


Mariners: OF Kyle Lewis (concussion) is making progress in his return and is “very close” to beginning his rehab assignment, according to Servais. … C Tom Murphy had shoulder surgery yesterday in Texas.

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