A’s shut down Mariners for 2nd straight evening

OAKLAND — Luis Torrens homered for a single of 4 hits by the stumbling Seattle Mariners as they had been shut down again by the final-put Oakland Athletics, dropping 2-1 on Wednesday night time.

Torrens related in the eighth for Seattle’s lone vivid location soon after he had been called up previously in the working day. The Mariners are in the third and ultimate AL wild-card place, four online games in entrance of Baltimore.

Seattle supervisor Scott Servais spoke to his crew Wednesday soon after getting constrained to just one hit a night before about not seeking to do as well a great deal and taking part in at the exact degree that has made Seattle so successful this yr.

“You just have to adhere to your standard,” he said. “We are in a dip right now.”

Pinch-hitter Vimael Machin hit an RBI double in the seventh and Tony Kemp included a operate-scoring one later on that inning from Erik Swanson (2-1), a working day immediately after his a few-operate homer lifted Oakland earlier the Mariners 4-1.

Kaprielian (4-9) allowed two hits and struck out 6 with a person walk in excess of 7 scoreless innings to outduel still left-hander Robbie Ray.

Ray, who had a 2.41 Era with 28 strikeouts in 3 previous starts off versus the A’s this year, struck out 7 with 3 walks and surrendered a few hits over six scoreless innings.

Domingo Acevedo finished for his fourth preserve.


Mariners: 3B Eugenio Suárez, positioned on the hurt listing Saturday with a fractured proper index finger, has started using mild swings again with both a softer ball and normal baseballs. He is scheduled to strike batting apply for the duration of this weekend’s collection in Kansas Metropolis. “Geno feels a great deal greater,” Servais said. … C Cal Raleigh returned to the lineup just after sitting out 4 of the prior 5 online games since of a sore left thumb.

Athletics: CF Ramón Laureano is expected to overlook the remainder of the period following going on the 10-day wounded list Saturday with a appropriate hamstring strain. He will get started a rehab system in the coming times but manager Mark Kotsay famous with the time crunch of games left this 12 months, “I’m sort of confident it truly is likely to be a year-ending (injury).” Laureano currently skipped time from Aug. 15-Sept. 5 with a strained left oblique muscle mass. … RHP Daulton Jefferies bought his solid off Monday and now is making use of a brace that allows him to regulate the array of motion and lock it in location even though in general public to secure the elbow just after his second Tommy John surgical procedure two weeks in the past. “It can be rather neat,” he explained, in good spirits.


Mariners: Seattle recalled OF Jarred Kelenic from Triple-A Tacoma and selected the deal of Torrens from Tacoma. Kelenic is anticipated to get started Thursday afternoon’s collection finale and potentially Torrens, as properly. OF Taylor Trammell was optioned to Triple-A and INF/OF Jake Lamb specified for assignment.

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RHP George Kirby (7-4, 2.98 Era) pitches for Seattle in Thursday opposite A’s RHP Adrián Martínez (4-5, 5.77), who has missing his final two begins being tagged for 11 runs on 18 hits in excess of 8 2/3 innings.

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