Oakland at Seattle

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Oakland (49-56)00302410010131
Seattle (57-46) «24100034x14142

Mariners 14, Athletics 10

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
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SEATTLE -- Ben Broussard, a former everyday position player now relegated mostly to pinch-hitting situations, was in the training room stretching out for a possible at-bat.

Suddenly, he was sprinting up the tunnel and scrambling to find his hat and glove after Richie Sexson's quick ejection. It might have been the best scenario for the Mariners on Sunday.

Just an inning after Sexson's ejection, Broussard hit a two-out, two-run homer to tie the game in the seventh, and Seattle scored four more times in the eighth for a wild 14-10 win over the Oakland Athletics.

"It was great. I got into a close ballgame and got up with a chance to make a difference," Broussard said.

The Mariners led 6-0 early, only to watch the entire advantage disappear as both starter Jarrod Washburn and reliever Chris Reitsma struggled. But Seattle put together an improbable rally and enters Monday night's three-game series against the division-leading Angels on a roll.

Asked how debilitating a loss Sunday might have been, Ichiro Suzuki said, "I don't know, but who cares. We won."

Adrian Beltre, Kenji Johjima, Jason Ellison and Broussard made it possible.

Beltre kept the seventh inning alive with a two-out single to score Suzuki, who was standing on third with no outs after a bunt single over the head of Oakland pitcher Santiago Casilla and stealing second and third.

Broussard stepped up and worked the count to 2-2, then hit his sixth homer of the season to right field, nearly hitting the facing of the second deck, tying the score at 10-all.

"I just ran off the table and was in the game," Broussard said. "It just worked out."

In the eighth, Johjima led off with a double just fair down the left-field line off Oakland reliever Huston Street (2-2). Ellison ran for the catcher and Jose Lopez laid down a bunt to advance him to third. Street fielded the bunt but threw wide to first, allowing Ellison to race home with the go-ahead run.

Seattle scored four more in the eighth. Jose Guillen hit a two-run single off Street just past diving first baseman Dan Johnson, and Broussard singled off Joe Kennedy to score Jose Vidro.

"There are no excuses," Street said.

Sean Green (4-1) pitched the eighth inning for the win.

Oakland appeared on its way to a split of the series after a sixth-inning rally off Reitsma. Nick Swisher highlighted the rally with a bases-clearing double that Suzuki watched bounce off the wall in left-center field, erasing Seattle's 7-5 lead.

Mike Piazza's third hit of the game -- and third RBI -- scored Swisher for a 9-7 lead, and Oakland added one more in the seventh on Shannon Stewart's RBI single. Stewart also hit a solo homer in the fifth.

"At this point in time, a loss is a loss and it doesn't matter how you do it," Swisher said.

Neither starter was involved in the decision and Oakland's Lenny DiNardo was gone long before either team rallied. DiNardo lasted just three innings and allowed seven earned runs. Five of the runs came with two outs, capped by Beltre's three-run homer in the second. Suzuki also picked up his 1,500 career hit in the second inning, becoming the third fastest player to reach that mark.

DiNardo was coming off consecutive stellar performances against Texas and the Angels, giving up just one earned run in those two starts.

Washburn failed to keep Seattle's big lead intact, giving up three runs in the third inning -- two of those unearned after Beltre made two errors on one play. Piazza capped the third with a two-run single, then Oakland scored two more in the fifth on Stewart's homer and Jack Cust's RBI single.

"The game had a little Friday the 13th in it I think," Mariners manager John McLaren said. "These guys, when they got behind, it didn't faze them a bit."

Notes

The teams wore uniforms from 1977, the Mariners' first season. ... Sexson was ejected by first-base umpire Mark Carlson after Donnie Murphy was called safe on an infield single. Sexson fell to the ground to catch a wide throw from SS Willie Bloomquist, but Carlson said Sexson pulled his foot. Sexson said a few words to Carlson and then was tossed. Sexson had glared at Carlson an inning earlier after being called out on a check-swing third strike. ... Street, who just came off the DL after missing 63 games, had not lost since April 11.

 
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Players of the Game
Seattle

A. Beltre
AB 4
R 3
H 2
HR 1
RBI 4
Oakland

N. Swisher
AB 3
R 3
H 1
HR 0
RBI 3
 

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Oakland Athletics
Shannon Stewart, LF5122023 .305
Mark Ellis, 2B5220000 .264
Nick Swisher, CF-RF3313101 .258
Mike Piazza, DH5033001 .312
Jack Cust, RF4012011 .252
    Mark Kotsay, CF0000000 .227
Marco Scutaro, 3B5010003 .235
Dan Johnson, 1B4000104 .240
Donnie Murphy, SS5110011 .190
Kurt Suzuki, C3320100 .211
Totals3910131034  
Batting
2B - Nick Swisher (23, Reitsma), Kurt Suzuki (3, O'Flaherty)
HR - Shannon Stewart (8, Washburn)
SF - Jack Cust (3)
RBI - Shannon Stewart 2 (32), Nick Swisher 3 (55), Mike Piazza 3 (19), Jack Cust 2 (48)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - Ellis-Johnson
E - Huston Street (1, Throwing)
Oakland Athletics
Lenny DiNardo 3777201 3.10
Andrew Brown 2000030 3.48
Kiko Calero (H,9) 1000010 5.97
Santiago Casilla (BS,2) 1333021 2.20
Huston Street (L,2-2) 0.2342120 3.48
Joe Kennedy 0.1100100 4.32
IBB - Vidro by Huston Street
HBP - Beltre (by Lenny DiNardo)
Pitches-Strikes - Lenny DiNardo 68-38, Andrew Brown 34-23, Kiko Calero 11-7, Santiago Casilla 26-15, Huston Street 29-17, Joe Kennedy 9-4
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Lenny DiNardo 6-2, Andrew Brown 1-2, Kiko Calero 1-1, Huston Street 1-0
Batters Faced - Lenny DiNardo 18, Andrew Brown 6, Kiko Calero 3, Santiago Casilla 6, Huston Street 7, Joe Kennedy 3
Seattle Mariners
Ichiro Suzuki, CF5220011 .343
Jose Vidro, DH3311221 .301
Jose Guillen, RF5012013 .285
Adrian Beltre, 3B4324012 .280
Richie Sexson, 1B3011010 .204
    Ben Broussard, 1B2123000 .287
Raul Ibanez, LF4121110 .255
    Jamie Burke, C0000000 .333
Kenji Johjima, C4010013 .269
    Jason Ellison, PR0100000 .283
   a- Yuniesky Betancourt, PH-SS1000003 .280
Jose Lopez, 2B3111000 .263
Willie Bloomquist, SS-LF3210101 .293
Totals3714141348  
a-flied out for Ellison in the 8th
Batting
2B - Raul Ibanez (25, DiNardo), Kenji Johjima (19, Street)
HR - Adrian Beltre (16, DiNardo), Ben Broussard (6, Casilla)
SH - Jose Lopez (7)
RBI - Jose Vidro (34), Jose Guillen 2 (62), Adrian Beltre 4 (62), Richie Sexson (54), Ben Broussard 3 (22), Raul Ibanez (61), Jose Lopez (49)
2-OUT RBI - Adrian Beltre 4 (29), Richie Sexson (21), Ben Broussard 3 (10), Raul Ibanez (24)
SB - Ichiro Suzuki 2 (29, 2nd base off Casilla/Suzuki, 3rd base off Casilla/Suzuki), Willie Bloomquist (5, 2nd base off Street/Suzuki)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Ichiro Suzuki 1
E - Adrian Beltre 2 (11, Throwing(Ellis reached on misplayed grounder, Suzuki advanced on wild throw))
Seattle Mariners
Jarrod Washburn 5553321 4.11
Chris Reitsma (BS,1) 0.1544010 7.61
Eric O'Flaherty 1.2311000 3.38
Sean Green (W,4-1) 1000000 2.66
J.J. Putz 1000010 0.91
HBP - Swisher (by Jarrod Washburn)
Pitches-Strikes - Jarrod Washburn 90-54, Chris Reitsma 20-14, Eric O'Flaherty 23-12, Sean Green 14-7, J.J. Putz 8-5
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jarrod Washburn 1-13, Eric O'Flaherty 1-3, Sean Green 2-1
Batters Faced - Jarrod Washburn 25, Chris Reitsma 6, Eric O'Flaherty 7, Sean Green 3, J.J. Putz 3
Game Information
Attendance - 41961
Game Time - 3:14
Temperature - 65
Umpires - Home - Brian Knight, First Base - Mark Carlson, Second Base - Angel Hernandez, Third Base - Ted Barrett