3:35 PM ET, April 26, 2007
O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California
• Summary: Jose Vidro had three hits and Miguel Batista held the A's to five hits over 5 1/3 innings in the Mariners third straight win.
• Unsung hero: Jose Lopez went 1-for-4, but his two-run home run gave the Mariners a 3-2 lead they would not relinquish.
• Losing effort: Joe Kennedy had a solid night for the Athletics, allowing seven hits and a run while walking two over five innings of work.
• Figure this: The Mariners have won four of the last five meetings with the A's after dropping 17 of the last 18 meetings.
-- ESPN.com news services
Mariners 4, Athletics 2
Batista hasn't lasted more than 6 2-3 innings in any of his four starts this year. ... Injured A's ace Rich Harden, on the DL with a strained shoulder, played some light catch. ... Geren hopes OF Nick Swisher, nursing an injured hamstring and ankle, will return to the lineup Tuesday in Boston. "That would be a nice target date," Geren said. "Anytime with a hamstring the first few days you never know. Sometimes they heal quick and sometimes you don't know. He feels like it'll be four or five days." ... Calero blew his first save since June 26 at San Diego. "Right now I feel really bad," he said. "I know that I'm going to be strong. I have five more months and I'm going to be better."
Regular Season Series
|Seattle leads 14-5 (as of Thu 4/26)|
|Mon 4/2||@SEA 4, OAK 0||Recap|
|Tue 4/3||@SEA 8, OAK 4||Recap|
|Wed 4/4||OAK 9, @SEA 0||Recap|
|Wed 4/25||SEA 2, @OAK 0||Recap|
|» Thu 4/26||SEA 4, @OAK 2||Box Score|
|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|
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|3rd||M Ellis doubled to deep left, S Stewart scored.||0||1|
|3rd||E Chavez hit a ground rule double to deep right, M Ellis scored.||0||2|
|5th||J Vidro doubled to deep center, A Beltre scored.||1||2|
|6th||J Lopez homered to left, J Guillen scored.||3||2|
|7th||R Sexson doubled to deep center, J Vidro scored.||4||2|
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|Stadium||O.co Coliseum, Oakland, CA|
|Attendance||14,683 (41.9% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||65 degrees, sunny|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Jim Wolf, First Base - Tim Tschida, Second Base - Jim Joyce, Third Base - Jeff Nelson|