OAKLAND (AP) — Robinson Cano, Kyle Seager and Leonys Martin hit home runs, Hisashi Iwakuma pitched seven solid innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 8-2 on Tuesday night.
Iwakuma (1-3) took a shutout into the sixth inning and allowed four hits to end a career-worst, four-game losing game dating to last September. He walked two and struck out three.
Norichika Aoki and Adam Lind also drove in runs for the Mariners, who have won 10 of their past 13 games. Aoki has hit safely in all 14 games he’s had an at-bat against the A’s.
Khris Davis homered and Jed Lowrie had two hits and drove in a run for the A’s, who have lost five of seven and have dropped six consecutive series to the Mariners.
Sonny Gray (3-3) allowed a career high-matching seven runs and 11 hits in his seven-plus innings. He walked one and struck out six in losing his second straight decision.
Gray, coming off the shortest start of his career, gave up Martin’s two-run homer in the third.
Cano, who also doubled and scored, led off the fourth with his team-leading ninth homer. Seager drilled a three-run homer off Marc Rzepczynski in the eighth.
The A’s loaded the bases with two outs in the second, but a nice play from Ketel Marte ended the threat. Marte went 2 for 4 and is hitting .370 against the A’s. Steve Clevenger also had two hits for Seattle.