Alonso, Plouffe homer to keep A's rolling past Mariners 3-1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Trevor Plouffe is putting last year's injury-plagued season behind him and slowly getting his swing back.

Plouffe hit his 100th career home run and Yonder Alonso also homered, leading the Oakland Athletics to a 3-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.

''I'm still swinging and missing too much but I've been able to put some good swings on the ball,'' said Plouffe, who missed 65 games during three stings on the disabled list a year go. ''I think it's coming. The more and more I see these guys in this division I think I'll start to feel a little more comfortable.''

Plouffe hit a game-tying home run off Seattle starter Hisashi Iwakuma with one out in the fifth, a solo shot to center. It was Plouffe's fourth in the past seven games.

''This is a true power guy,'' A's manager Bob Melvin said. ''He's not swinging particularly well to start the season yet he's still hitting homers, and big homers. He's the type of guy that can carry a team so he was a good pickup for us.''

Sean Manaea (1-1) allowed one run and five hits over six innings, striking out six and walking three to help the A's win their season-high fourth straight after losing four in a row.

Stephen Vogt drove in a run for the first time in nearly two weeks for Oakland.

Alonso hit the tiebreaking homer leading off the sixth, also off Iwakuma (0-2), and Jed Lowrie scored on Vogt's sacrifice fly later in the inning.

Guillermo Heredia had two hits and scored the Mariners' lone run.

Seattle fell to 1-8 on the road - a bad sign for a team that plays 17 of its first 26 games this season away from home.

''We had a couple of opportunities but we didn't sting any good at-bats together,'' Mariners manager Scott Servais said. ''You've got to hit to win on the road and we haven't. That' s why we haven't won.''

Manaea battled control issues for the second straight game and had to pitch out of jams in the second and sixth to earn his first win of the season. The left-hander pitched five hitless innings in his last start against Houston on April 15.

''The walks to me are still a problem,'' Manaea said. ''I'm trying to figure something out, but thankfully they didn't score off those walks. That's good, but I'm still trying to figure out the walk situation.''

Three relievers completed the six-hitter. Santiago Casilla retired three batters for his third save.

Iwakuma allowed three runs over 5 1/3 innings with four walks and three strikeouts.

BULLPEN ROTATION

Melvin has yet to officially name a closer but it appears as if Casilla is the guy, a year after losing his job in San Francisco. ''We're trying to find some order with it,'' Melvin said. ''Casilla seems to be getting better and better. His commands better, a little better velocity, sharper breaking ball.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners: RHP Steve Cishek threw 20 pitches and allowed one hit with two walks over one innings of a rehab stint with Triple-A Tacoma. It's the latest step in Cishek's recovery from Oct. 12 hip surgery. ... Seattle recalled RHP Chase DeJohn from Tacoma and optioned RHP Dan Altavilla down to the minors.

Athletics: RHP Cesar Valdez, who took a no-decision Thursday in his first appearance in the majors since 2010, was optioned to Triple-A Nashville. INF Matt Olson was called up to replace Valdez. ... RHP Chris Bassitt (UCL surgery) is slated to throw 45 pitches in extended spring training Monday in Arizona. ... CF Rajai Davis (left hamstring) was held out.

UP NEXT

Mariners: LHP Ariel Miranda (1-1) makes his second career start against Oakland on Saturday. Mirando was roughed up by Houston in his most recent outing.

Athletics: RHP Jharel Cotton (1-2) is also coming off a shaky performance when he allowed five runs in 5 1/3 innings to Texas.

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MarinersSEA7-11
001000000160
AthleticsOAK9-8
00001200X360
  • W: S. Manaea (1-1)L: H. Iwakuma (0-2)S: S. Casilla (3)
  • HR: OAK - T. Plouffe (4), Y. Alonso (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
G. Heredia LF41200002.333.333.500.8332.0
M. Haniger RF40110012.300.410.571.9813.5
R. Cano 2B40000011.229.308.371.679-0.5
N. Cruz DH20100200.246.351.400.7515.0
K. Seager 3B30100111.233.351.300.6511.5
T. Motter SS40000025.256.319.651.9701.0
D. Valencia 1B40000012.153.227.237.465-0.5
C. Ruiz C20000120.133.316.200.5160.0
a- M. Freeman PH10000000.200.333.500.8330.0
J. Dyson CF30100000.228.303.281.5841.0
  • a-flied out for Ruiz in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Decker CF10000201.375.500.5631.0633.0
Y. Alonso 1B41211014.295.380.568.9486.5
J. Lowrie 2B41100004.281.364.439.8023.0
K. Davis LF30000111.295.357.6721.0290.5
S. Vogt C20010112.233.261.395.6561.5
R. Healy DH40000013.250.297.417.714-0.5
M. Joyce RF20100100.167.234.262.4962.0
T. Plouffe 3B31111012.222.295.444.7405.5
A. Rosales SS20100100.310.344.483.8273.0
    BATTING
    • 3B - M. Haniger
    • RBI - M. Haniger (16)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Haniger (4)
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Lowrie (5), A. Rosales (2)
    • HR - Y. Alonso (3), T. Plouffe (4)
    • SF - S. Vogt
    • RBI - Y. Alonso (10), S. Vogt (3), T. Plouffe (9)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - N. Cruz, T. Motter
    • CS - G. Heredia
    BASERUNNING
    • Picked Off - J. Decker
    FIELDING
    • DP - R. Cano, D. Valencia, H. Iwakuma, T. Motter
    FIELDING
    • DP - Y. Alonso, T. Plouffe, J. Lowrie
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    H. Iwakuma (L, 0-2)5.15334325.311.69-0.5
    J. Pazos1.11001202.351.502.0
    N. Vincent1.10001002.890.752.0
    PITCHERSIP
    H. Iwakuma (L, 0-2)5.1
    J. Pazos1.1
    N. Vincent1.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    S. Manaea (W, 1-1)6.05113604.431.3322.0
    R. Dull (H, 4)1.01001003.382.001.0
    S. Doolittle (H, 4)1.00000103.000.003.5
    S. Casilla (S, 3)1.00000103.380.0010.5
    PITCHERSIP
    S. Manaea (W, 1-1)6.0
    R. Dull (H, 4)1.0
    S. Doolittle (H, 4)1.0
    S. Casilla (S, 3)1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - J. Pazos
    • Pitches-Strikes - H. Iwakuma 82-44, J. Pazos 29-18, N. Vincent 9-4
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - H. Iwakuma 8-2, J. Pazos 1-1, N. Vincent 1-2
    • Batters Faced - H. Iwakuma 22, J. Pazos 7, N. Vincent 4
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - S. Manaea 96-57, R. Dull 18-11, S. Doolittle 17-12, S. Casilla 15-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Manaea 7-3, R. Dull 2-1
    • Batters Faced - S. Manaea 24, R. Dull 5, S. Doolittle 3, S. Casilla 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    MarinersSEA7-11
    001000000160
    AthleticsOAK9-8
    00001200X360
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    G. Heredia LF41200002.333.333.500.8332.0
    M. Haniger RF40110012.300.410.571.9813.5
    R. Cano 2B40000011.229.308.371.679-0.5
    N. Cruz DH20100200.246.351.400.7515.0
    K. Seager 3B30100111.233.351.300.6511.5
    T. Motter SS40000025.256.319.651.9701.0
    D. Valencia 1B40000012.153.227.237.465-0.5
    C. Ruiz C20000120.133.316.200.5160.0
    a- M. Freeman PH10000000.200.333.500.8330.0
    J. Dyson CF30100000.228.303.281.5841.0
    Total3116104813-----
    • a-flied out for Ruiz in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Decker CF10000201.375.500.5631.0633.0
    Y. Alonso 1B41211014.295.380.568.9486.5
    J. Lowrie 2B41100004.281.364.439.8023.0
    K. Davis LF30000111.295.357.6721.0290.5
    S. Vogt C20010112.233.261.395.6561.5
    R. Healy DH40000013.250.297.417.714-0.5
    M. Joyce RF20100100.167.234.262.4962.0
    T. Plouffe 3B31111012.222.295.444.7405.5
    A. Rosales SS20100100.310.344.483.8273.0
    Total2536326517-----
      BATTING
      • 3B - M. Haniger
      • RBI - M. Haniger (16)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Haniger (4)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Lowrie (5), A. Rosales (2)
      • HR - Y. Alonso (3), T. Plouffe (4)
      • SF - S. Vogt
      • RBI - Y. Alonso (10), S. Vogt (3), T. Plouffe (9)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - N. Cruz, T. Motter
      • CS - G. Heredia
      BASERUNNING
      • Picked Off - J. Decker
      FIELDING
      • DP - R. Cano, D. Valencia, H. Iwakuma, T. Motter
      FIELDING
      • DP - Y. Alonso, T. Plouffe, J. Lowrie
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      H. Iwakuma (L, 0-2)5.15334325.311.69-0.5
      J. Pazos1.11001202.351.502.0
      N. Vincent1.10001002.890.752.0
      Total8.0633652---
      PITCHERSIP
      H. Iwakuma (L, 0-2)5.1
      J. Pazos1.1
      N. Vincent1.1
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      S. Manaea (W, 1-1)6.05113604.431.3322.0
      R. Dull (H, 4)1.01001003.382.001.0
      S. Doolittle (H, 4)1.00000103.000.003.5
      S. Casilla (S, 3)1.00000103.380.0010.5
      Total9.0611480---
      PITCHERSIP
      S. Manaea (W, 1-1)6.0
      R. Dull (H, 4)1.0
      S. Doolittle (H, 4)1.0
      S. Casilla (S, 3)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - J. Pazos
      • Pitches-Strikes - H. Iwakuma 82-44, J. Pazos 29-18, N. Vincent 9-4
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - H. Iwakuma 8-2, J. Pazos 1-1, N. Vincent 1-2
      • Batters Faced - H. Iwakuma 22, J. Pazos 7, N. Vincent 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - S. Manaea 96-57, R. Dull 18-11, S. Doolittle 17-12, S. Casilla 15-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Manaea 7-3, R. Dull 2-1
      • Batters Faced - S. Manaea 24, R. Dull 5, S. Doolittle 3, S. Casilla 3
      • 6TH INNING
        Vogt hit sacrifice fly to right, Lowrie scored13
        Alonso homered to center12
      • 5TH INNING
        Plouffe homered to center11
      • 3RD INNING
        Haniger tripled to shallow left, Heredia scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • S. Casilla Pitching:
        • T. Motter: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Motter struck out looking
        • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Ball, Valencia lined out to left
        • M. Freeman: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Freeman flied out to center
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • S. Doolittle Pitching:
        • R. Cano: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul tip, Cano struck out on foul tip
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Cruz popped out to shortstop
        • K. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Seager flied out to left
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • N. Vincent Pitching:
        • K. Davis: Strike swinging, Ball, Davis flied out to right
        • S. Vogt: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Vogt walked
        • R. Healy: Healy grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Vogt out at second
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • R. Dull Pitching:
        • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Valencia grounded out to first
        • C. Ruiz: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ruiz walked
        • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Ball, Dyson singled to right center, Ruiz to second
        • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Heredia reached on fielder's choice to third, Ruiz to third, Dyson out at second
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Haniger flied out to center
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Pazos Pitching:
        • M. Joyce: Ball, Ball, Joyce singled to shallow left center
        • T. Plouffe: Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul tip, Plouffe struck out on foul tip
        • A. Rosales: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Rosales walked, Joyce to second
        • J. Decker: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Decker hit by pitch, Joyce to third, Rosales to second
        • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
        • J. Lowrie: Lowrie lined out to left
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • S. Manaea Pitching:
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Ball, Haniger lined out to center
        • R. Cano: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Cano popped out to shortstop
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Cruz singled to left
        • K. Seager: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cruz stole second, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Seager walked
        • T. Motter: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Motter struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • H. Iwakuma Pitching:
        • Y. Alonso: Alonso homered to center
        • J. Lowrie: Strike swinging, Foul, Lowrie doubled to left center
        • K. Davis: Davis grounded out to second, Lowrie to third
        • S. Vogt: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Vogt hit sacrifice fly to right, Lowrie scored
        • R. Healy: Strike looking, Foul, Healy grounded out to first
        • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • S. Manaea Pitching:
        • C. Ruiz: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ruiz struck out swinging
        • J. Dyson: Dyson grounded out to second
        • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Heredia flied out to right
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • H. Iwakuma Pitching:
        • M. Joyce: Ball, Joyce grounded out to second
        • T. Plouffe: Strike looking, Ball, Plouffe homered to center
        • A. Rosales: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Rosales flied out to left
        • J. Decker: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Decker walked
        • Y. Alonso: Foul, Ball, Decker picked off at first, catcher to first
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • S. Manaea Pitching:
        • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cruz walked
        • K. Seager: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Seager struck out looking
        • T. Motter: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Motter reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Cruz out at second
        • D. Valencia: Ball, Motter stole second, Strike swinging, Valencia grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • H. Iwakuma Pitching:
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Strike looking, Alonso singled to shallow left
        • J. Lowrie: Lowrie flied out to shallow left
        • K. Davis: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Davis walked, Alonso to second
        • S. Vogt: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Vogt struck out swinging
        • R. Healy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Healy struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • S. Manaea Pitching:
        • C. Ruiz: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ruiz struck out swinging
        • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Dyson grounded out to third
        • G. Heredia: Foul, Heredia singled to center
        • M. Haniger: Haniger tripled to shallow left, Heredia scored
        • R. Cano: Ball, Ball, Cano grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • H. Iwakuma Pitching:
        • M. Joyce: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Joyce walked
        • T. Plouffe: Plouffe grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Joyce out at second
        • A. Rosales: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Rosales doubled to deep left
        • J. Decker: Strike looking, Ball, Decker grounded out to first
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • S. Manaea Pitching:
        • N. Cruz: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cruz walked
        • K. Seager: Strike looking, Seager reached on bunt single to shortstop, Cruz to second
        • T. Motter: Strike looking, Strike looking, Motter grounded into double play second to third to first, Cruz to third, Seager out at second
        • D. Valencia: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Valencia struck out looking
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • H. Iwakuma Pitching:
        • K. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • S. Vogt: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Vogt grounded out to third
        • R. Healy: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Healy grounded out to third
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • S. Manaea Pitching:
        • G. Heredia: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Heredia singled to center
        • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Ball, Heredia picked off at second, pitcher to first to shortstop, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Haniger struck out looking
        • R. Cano: Strike looking, Ball, Cano grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • H. Iwakuma Pitching:
        • J. Decker: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Decker walked
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Strike looking, Alonso grounded into double play first to shortstop to pitcher, Decker out at second
        • J. Lowrie: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Lowrie grounded out to first
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)