Gordon breaks scoreless tie with HR in 12th, M's top A's 2-0

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Dee Gordon doesn't have many home runs this season. Two to be exact. So when Seattle's light-hitting utility player muscled up in the 12th inning, he celebrated by kissing both biceps as he stood in the dugout after crossing home plate.

It was a good-natured gesture toward a few of Gordon's teammates who were ribbing him as he rounded the bases. It was also an expression of relief for the Mariners, who lost the first two games of this series after sweeping first-place Houston on the road.

Gordon homered off Yusmeiro Petit to break a scoreless tie, and the Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 2-0 on Wednesday to avoid a three-game sweep.

''I got lucky,'' Gordon said. ''It's evening out. I've been lining out so much the last month.''

Jean Segura had four hits to help the Mariners close within 2 1/2 games of the A's for the second AL wild-card spot.

''We needed to get this ballgame today,'' Seattle manager Scott Servais said. ''It's not going to get any easier, but we're starting to play with our confidence again and have some swag to our team.''

Seattle's Mike Leake pitched eight innings of two-hit ball with six strikeouts and one walk. Oakland's Brett Anderson went 7 2/3 innings without allowing a run in his longest outing since June 16, 2015.

Nick Martini had three hits for the A's and Matt Olson added two. Oakland entered the day one game behind first-place Houston.

''In games like that, typically what happens, it's one pitch,'' A's manager Bob Melvin said. ''That was the case today. Even though today was tough, we have to look at it as a positive. We took the series.''

Both teams squandered numerous scoring opportunities before Seattle scraped together two runs on one hit.

After Petit (5-3) got leadoff man Denard Span to ground out, Mike Zunino walked. Gordon hit the next pitch over the right-field wall. Then he flexed and kissed his biceps.

''I was messing with Cam (Maybin) and (Denard Span) because they've been calling me skinny so I had to let them know I've got some guns,'' Gordon said. ''And it was a big situation ... in a playoff race. Just having fun.''

Gordon's only other home run was a solo shot against Cleveland on April 1 in Seattle's third game of the season.

James Pazos (3-1) retired one batter for the victory. Edwin Diaz pitched the 12th for his major league-leading 47th save in 50 opportunities.

The Mariners had two on with one out in the in the ninth and 11th but failed to score. The A's stranded Olson at second in the 10th, and then had two on in the 11th before Pazos got Khris Davis to strike out swinging.

Olson singled leading off the 12th before Diaz struck out Stephen Piscotty, Marcus Semien and pinch-hitter Chad Pinder.

CLOSING IN ON A RECORD

Diaz converted all six save opportunities on the Mariners' road trip and is one shy of the franchise record of 48 set by Fernando Rodney in 2014. Rodney is with the A's in a setup role.

THIS AND THAT

Segura leads the majors with 18 three-hit games. ... A's third baseman Matt Chapman doubled in the sixth to extend his hitting streak to a career-best 13 games. Chapman has also reached safely in 29 straight, the longest active streak in the AL.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners: James Paxton was placed on the disabled list with a forearm bruise, one day after the left-hander was struck by a line drive. Felix Hernandez, who allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings in his first career relief appearance, is likely to take Paxton's turn in the rotation. RHP Christian Bergman was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma.

UP NEXT

Mariners: LHP Wade LeBlanc (7-2, 3.80 ERA) pitches against the Dodgers on Friday in Seattle to begin a six-game homestand. LeBlanc is 1-7 in 11 career appearances against Los Angeles.

Athletics: RHP Edwin Jackson (4-2, 2.48) faces the Houston Astros on Friday. Jackson's ERA is the fourth-lowest in the American League since he joined Oakland on June 25.

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  • W: J. Pazos (3-1)L: Y. Petit (5-3)S: E. Diaz (47)
  • HR: SEA - D. Gordon (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Haniger RF60100001.277.363.477.8402.0
R. Cano 2B-1B50200000.289.382.434.8162.0
A. Romine PR-1B10000001.206.261.224.4850.0
J. Segura SS50400000.314.343.437.7814.0
N. Cruz DH40000015.266.352.539.8910.5
K. Seager 3B50100015.227.275.413.6881.5
R. Healy 1B30000001.235.269.441.7100.0
a- D. Span PH-LF20000012.278.357.444.801-0.5
M. Zunino C41000110.199.255.423.6781.5
D. Gordon CF-2B51121020.277.299.345.6436.0
G. Heredia LF-CF50100000.219.299.313.6111.0
HITTERSAB
M. Haniger RF6
R. Cano 2B-1B5
A. Romine PR-1B1
J. Segura SS5
N. Cruz DH4
K. Seager 3B5
R. Healy 1B3
a- D. Span PH-LF2
M. Zunino C4
D. Gordon CF-2B5
G. Heredia LF-CF5
  • a-struck out for Healy in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
N. Martini LF50300000.302.416.444.8605.0
M. Chapman 3B40100112.279.367.509.8762.5
J. Lowrie 2B40000114.271.350.468.8180.5
K. Davis DH50000024.254.329.551.880-1.0
M. Olson 1B50200012.238.326.442.7682.5
S. Piscotty RF50000022.250.311.436.746-1.0
M. Semien SS40000131.263.323.389.712-0.5
M. Canha CF30000000.253.329.446.7740.0
R. Laureano CF10000012.250.250.250.500-0.5
a- C. Pinder PH10000011.248.324.426.750-0.5
J. Lucroy C40000000.237.295.319.6140.0
  • a-struck out for Laureano in the 12th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Haniger (27), K. Seager (28)
  • HR - D. Gordon (2)
  • RBI - D. Gordon 2 (24)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Haniger, A. Romine, K. Seager 3 (3), R. Healy, D. Span 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Chapman (28), M. Olson (24)
  • 3B - N. Martini (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Lowrie, K. Davis 2 (2), M. Olson 2 (2), R. Laureano 2 (2), C. Pinder
FIELDING
  • DP - (Segura-Gordon-Cano)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Chapman-Olson)
  • E - M. Chapman (14)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Leake8.02001603.901.2627.0
A. Colome1.11000003.041.222.0
Z. Duke0.01000004.651.67-1.0
N. Vincent1.11001204.281.202.0
J. Pazos (W, 3-1)0.10001102.751.176.5
E. Diaz (S, 47)1.01000301.950.7810.5
PITCHERSIP
M. Leake8.0
A. Colome1.1
Z. Duke0.0
N. Vincent1.1
J. Pazos (W, 3-1)0.1
E. Diaz (S, 47)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Anderson7.25000203.901.3020.0
L. Trivino0.10000001.551.030.0
F. Rodney1.01000102.831.342.5
J. Familia2.02000303.021.215.5
Y. Petit (L, 5-3)1.02221013.391.05-7.0
PITCHERSIP
B. Anderson7.2
L. Trivino0.1
F. Rodney1.0
J. Familia2.0
Y. Petit (L, 5-3)1.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - N. Vincent (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Leake 95-63, A. Colome 13-8, Z. Duke 4-3, N. Vincent 20-13, J. Pazos 12-5, E. Diaz 17-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Leake 7-11, A. Colome 2-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Leake 27, A. Colome 4, Z. Duke, N. Vincent 6, J. Pazos 2, E. Diaz 4
PITCHING
  • HBP - F. Rodney (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Anderson 83-59, L. Trivino 4-2, F. Rodney 16-11, J. Familia 30-21, Y. Petit 26-18
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Anderson 15-5, J. Familia 1-2, Y. Petit 3-0
  • Batters Faced - B. Anderson 27, L. Trivino, F. Rodney 5, J. Familia 8, Y. Petit 6
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Haniger RF60100001.277.363.477.8402.0
R. Cano 2B-1B50200000.289.382.434.8162.0
A. Romine PR-1B10000001.206.261.224.4850.0
J. Segura SS50400000.314.343.437.7814.0
N. Cruz DH40000015.266.352.539.8910.5
K. Seager 3B50100015.227.275.413.6881.5
R. Healy 1B30000001.235.269.441.7100.0
a- D. Span PH-LF20000012.278.357.444.801-0.5
M. Zunino C41000110.199.255.423.6781.5
D. Gordon CF-2B51121020.277.299.345.6436.0
G. Heredia LF-CF50100000.219.299.313.6111.0
Total45210211615-----
HITTERSAB
M. Haniger RF6
R. Cano 2B-1B5
A. Romine PR-1B1
J. Segura SS5
N. Cruz DH4
K. Seager 3B5
R. Healy 1B3
a- D. Span PH-LF2
M. Zunino C4
D. Gordon CF-2B5
G. Heredia LF-CF5
Total45
  • a-struck out for Healy in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
N. Martini LF50300000.302.416.444.8605.0
M. Chapman 3B40100112.279.367.509.8762.5
J. Lowrie 2B40000114.271.350.468.8180.5
K. Davis DH50000024.254.329.551.880-1.0
M. Olson 1B50200012.238.326.442.7682.5
S. Piscotty RF50000022.250.311.436.746-1.0
M. Semien SS40000131.263.323.389.712-0.5
M. Canha CF30000000.253.329.446.7740.0
R. Laureano CF10000012.250.250.250.500-0.5
a- C. Pinder PH10000011.248.324.426.750-0.5
J. Lucroy C40000000.237.295.319.6140.0
Total41060031218-----
  • a-struck out for Laureano in the 12th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Haniger (27), K. Seager (28)
  • HR - D. Gordon (2)
  • RBI - D. Gordon 2 (24)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Haniger, A. Romine, K. Seager 3 (3), R. Healy, D. Span 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Chapman (28), M. Olson (24)
  • 3B - N. Martini (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Lowrie, K. Davis 2 (2), M. Olson 2 (2), R. Laureano 2 (2), C. Pinder
FIELDING
  • DP - (Segura-Gordon-Cano)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Chapman-Olson)
  • E - M. Chapman (14)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Leake8.02001603.901.2627.0
A. Colome1.11000003.041.222.0
Z. Duke0.01000004.651.67-1.0
N. Vincent1.11001204.281.202.0
J. Pazos (W, 3-1)0.10001102.751.176.5
E. Diaz (S, 47)1.01000301.950.7810.5
Total12.06003120---
PITCHERSIP
M. Leake8.0
A. Colome1.1
Z. Duke0.0
N. Vincent1.1
J. Pazos (W, 3-1)0.1
E. Diaz (S, 47)1.0
Total12.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Anderson7.25000203.901.3020.0
L. Trivino0.10000001.551.030.0
F. Rodney1.01000102.831.342.5
J. Familia2.02000303.021.215.5
Y. Petit (L, 5-3)1.02221013.391.05-7.0
Total12.01022161---
PITCHERSIP
B. Anderson7.2
L. Trivino0.1
F. Rodney1.0
J. Familia2.0
Y. Petit (L, 5-3)1.0
Total12.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - N. Vincent (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Leake 95-63, A. Colome 13-8, Z. Duke 4-3, N. Vincent 20-13, J. Pazos 12-5, E. Diaz 17-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Leake 7-11, A. Colome 2-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Leake 27, A. Colome 4, Z. Duke, N. Vincent 6, J. Pazos 2, E. Diaz 4
PITCHING
  • HBP - F. Rodney (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Anderson 83-59, L. Trivino 4-2, F. Rodney 16-11, J. Familia 30-21, Y. Petit 26-18
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Anderson 15-5, J. Familia 1-2, Y. Petit 3-0
  • Batters Faced - B. Anderson 27, L. Trivino, F. Rodney 5, J. Familia 8, Y. Petit 6
  • 12TH INNING
    Gordon homered to right, Zunino scored20
  • 12TH INNING
    • Yusmeiro Petit relieved Jeurys Familia
    • D. Span: Span grounded out to second
    • M. Zunino: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Zunino walked
    • D. Gordon: Gordon homered to right, Zunino scored
    • G. Heredia: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Heredia grounded out to third
    • M. Haniger: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Haniger doubled to deep center
    • A. Romine: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Romine grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 12th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Edwin Diaz relieved James Pazos
    • M. Olson: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Olson singled to shallow right
    • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
    • M. Semien: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Semien struck out swinging
    • Chad Pinder hit for Ramon Laureano
    • C. Pinder: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Pinder struck out swinging
    • End of the 12th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 11TH INNING
    • J. Familia Pitching:
    • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Haniger flied out to deep center
    • R. Cano: Ball, Cano singled to center
    • J. Segura: Strike looking, Segura singled to right center, Cano to third
    • Andrew Romine ran for Robinson Cano
    • N. Cruz: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Cruz struck out swinging
    • K. Seager: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Seager popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 11th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • N. Vincent Pitching:
    • J. Lucroy: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Lucroy fouled out to third
    • N. Martini: Ball, Strike looking, Martini singled to left
    • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Foul, Chapman flied out to right
    • James Pazos relieved Nick Vincent
    • J. Lowrie: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lowrie walked, Martini to second
    • K. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
    • End of the 11th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 10TH INNING
    • Jeurys Familia relieved Fernando Rodney
    • M. Zunino: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Zunino struck out swinging
    • D. Gordon: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
    • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Heredia grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 10th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Colome Pitching:
    • K. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Davis grounded out to shortstop
    • Zach Duke relieved Alex Colome
    • M. Olson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Olson doubled to deep right center
    • Nick Vincent relieved Zach Duke
    • S. Piscotty: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
    • M. Semien: Semien intentionally walked
    • R. Laureano: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Laureano struck out swinging
    • End of the 10th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 9TH INNING
    • Fernando Rodney relieved Lou Trivino
    • Ramon Laureano in center field
    • R. Cano: Foul, Ball, Cano flied out to deep left
    • J. Segura: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Segura singled to right center
    • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Ball, Cruz hit by pitch, Segura to second
    • K. Seager: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Seager flied out to deep right, Segura to third
    • Denard Span hit for Ryon Healy
    • D. Span: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Span struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Alex Colome relieved Mike Leake
    • N. Martini: Foul, Ball, Martini singled to center
    • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Chapman lined out to right
    • J. Lowrie: Strike looking, Lowrie grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Martini out at second
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • B. Anderson Pitching:
    • M. Zunino: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Zunino grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Gordon: Gordon grounded out to second
    • G. Heredia: Ball, Ball, Foul, Heredia singled to shallow center
    • Lou Trivino relieved Brett Anderson
    • M. Haniger: Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Haniger popped out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Leake Pitching:
    • M. Semien: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Semien flied out to left
    • M. Canha: Ball, Canha popped out to third
    • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Lucroy grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • B. Anderson Pitching:
    • J. Segura: Strike looking, Segura flied out to right
    • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Cruz grounded out to first
    • K. Seager: Ball, Strike looking, Seager doubled to right
    • R. Healy: Foul, Healy lined out to first
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Leake Pitching:
    • K. Davis: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Davis fouled out to first
    • M. Olson: Olson grounded out to second
    • S. Piscotty: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Piscotty popped out to first
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • B. Anderson Pitching:
    • G. Heredia: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Heredia grounded out to second
    • M. Haniger: Ball, Strike looking, Haniger grounded out to second
    • R. Cano: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Cano grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Leake Pitching:
    • J. Lucroy: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Lucroy grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Martini: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Martini grounded out to second
    • M. Chapman: Ball, Ball, Chapman doubled to right
    • J. Lowrie: Lowrie grounded out to second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • B. Anderson Pitching:
    • R. Healy: Strike looking, Healy grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Zunino: Zunino flied out to center
    • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Gordon struck out looking
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Leake Pitching:
    • S. Piscotty: Foul, Piscotty lined out to center
    • M. Semien: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Semien struck out looking
    • M. Canha: Ball, Canha flied out to left
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • B. Anderson Pitching:
    • R. Cano: Ball, Foul, Cano grounded out to second
    • J. Segura: Ball, Strike looking, Segura reached on an infield single to third, Segura to second on 3rd baseman Chapman throwing error
    • N. Cruz: Cruz grounded out to third
    • K. Seager: Seager grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • M. Leake Pitching:
    • N. Martini: Strike looking, Martini tripled to right center
    • M. Chapman: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Chapman walked
    • J. Lowrie: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Lowrie struck out swinging
    • K. Davis: Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
    • M. Olson: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Foul tip, Olson struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • B. Anderson Pitching:
    • D. Gordon: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gordon grounded out to shortstop
    • G. Heredia: Heredia grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Haniger flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Leake Pitching:
    • M. Semien: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Semien struck out on foul tip
    • M. Canha: Strike looking, Foul, Canha lined out to center
    • J. Lucroy: Ball, Ball, Lucroy grounded out to third
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • B. Anderson Pitching:
    • K. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
    • R. Healy: Strike looking, Healy grounded out to second
    • M. Zunino: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Zunino lined out to left
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Leake Pitching:
    • K. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Davis flied out to deep center
    • M. Olson: Ball, Olson fouled out to third
    • S. Piscotty: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Piscotty flied out to right
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • B. Anderson Pitching:
    • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Ball, Haniger grounded out to shortstop
    • R. Cano: Strike looking, Ball, Cano singled to left
    • J. Segura: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Segura reached on an infield single to pitcher, Cano to second
    • N. Cruz: Cruz grounded into double play third to first, Cano out at third
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Leake Pitching:
    • N. Martini: Strike looking, Ball, Martini grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Chapman: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Chapman struck out swinging
    • J. Lowrie: Foul, Lowrie flied out to center
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)