10:05 PM ET, April 3, 2007
Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
• Summary: Richie Sexson and Yuniesky Betancourt led a long ball assault that gave the Mariners a second straight victory over the A's 8-4.
• Figure this: With two wins in two days against the A's, the Mariners have won as many games against Oakland as it did in 19 tries last season.
• Quotable: "Thank God the roof was closed." -- Sexson on hitting his second home run in closed-roof conditions.
• Elias Says: Only three other major league teams started a season with consecutive wins against a team that had beaten them at least 17 times the previous season.
-- ESPN.com news services
Mariners 8, A's 4
Washburn walked three -- after having walked a total of three in the six previous season debuts of his career. ... This is the first time in the slugging Sexson's 11-season career that he's started a season with home runs in his first two games. ... This is the 11th time in Oakland history the A's have been 0-2, the first time since 1998. The '98 A's finished 74-88, last in the AL West. ... Brandon Morrow, Seattle's fifth overall draft choice last June, pitched a scoreless ninth -- after beginning the inning by walking Swisher and allowing a single by Kielty. Morrow, 22, is the second member of the '06 draft class to debut in the major leagues. Andrew Miller, Detroit's sixth overall pick, played in his first game last Aug. 30 at Yankee Stadium.
Regular Season Series
|Seattle leads 14-5 (as of Tue 4/3)|
|Mon 4/2||@SEA 4, OAK 0||Recap|
|» Tue 4/3||@SEA 8, OAK 4||Box Score|
|Wed 4/4||OAK 9, @SEA 0||Recap|
|Wed 4/25||SEA 2, @OAK 0||Recap|
|Thu 4/26||SEA 4, @OAK 2||Recap|
|Thu 7/5||@OAK 3, SEA 2||Recap|
|Fri 7/6||SEA 7, @OAK 1||Recap|
|Sat 7/7||SEA 4, @OAK 0||Recap|
|Sun 7/8||SEA 7, @OAK 3||Recap|
|Thu 7/26||OAK 6, @SEA 2||Recap|
|Fri 7/27||@SEA 7, OAK 1||Recap|
|Sat 7/28||@SEA 4, OAK 3||Recap|
|Sun 7/29||@SEA 14, OAK 10||Recap|
|Mon 9/10||OAK 9, @SEA 3||Recap|
|Tue 9/11||OAK 7, @SEA 4||Recap|
|Wed 9/12||@SEA 6, OAK 5||Recap|
|Mon 9/17||SEA 4, @OAK 0||Recap|
|Tue 9/18||SEA 8, @OAK 7||Recap|
|Wed 9/19||SEA 9, @OAK 5||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Athletics | Mariners|
|Stadium||Safeco Field, Seattle, WA|
|Attendance||25,287 (53.1% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Brian Runge, First Base - Mike Winters, Second Base - Mark Wegner, Third Base - Bruce Froemming|