Lowrie drives in 4 to back Manaea, A's hold off Mariners 7-6

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Bob Melvin might have a little better understanding of the anxiety other teams feel when his Oakland Athletics come roaring back in the late innings.

Seattle nearly did it to the A's. These AL West rivals are among the best at staying in games until the very end despite a big deficit.

Jed Lowrie drove in four runs to back Sean Manaea, and the A's held off a late Seattle rally to beat the Mariners 7-6 on Monday night in a matchup of playoff contenders.

''We've done that a few times before,'' Melvin said of his club's comebacks. ''The other end of it doesn't feel so great. ... They have a deep lineup and obviously with their record in close games there's no quit in them as well.''

Manaea (11-8) pitched into the eighth and bounced back from a season-low 2 2/3 innings against the Dodgers his last time out.

Second-place Oakland moved 2 1/2 games ahead of the Mariners, who had momentum coming off a four-game sweep at first-place and defending World Series champion Houston. Seattle had won six of eight. The idle Astros had their lead trimmed to two games over the A's.

''It's really fun right now. Coming out with a strong effort and you see the crowd getting into it, I was really taking my time and appreciating everything,'' Manaea said. ''You can definitely feel it, feel it everywhere. Every game means something and that's how we're playing.''

Jean Segura and Nelson Cruz hit consecutive RBI singles with two outs in the eighth, and the Mariners - who like the A's have a knack for late-inning rallies - nearly pulled off a comeback. Seattle loaded the bases with none out in the ninth on three walks by Jeurys Familia before Blake Treinen relieved and allowed a run on a wild pitch and Mitch Haniger's two-run single before closing it out for his 31st save. Cruz struck out swinging to end it with runners on first and second.

Matt Chapman hit a two-run double in the sixth, his third double of the game. That matched the Oakland record that he last accomplished on June 12 against Houston.

Manaea gave up two runs and five hits in 7 2/3 innings as the A's won for the fourth time in five games and moved a season-high 23 games above .500 (71-48). The left-hander faced the minimum through three despite allowing a baserunner in each of the initial two innings - getting a caught stealing in the first and double play in the second.

The Mariners challenged Chapman's double in the third while Chapman was checked by athletic trainer Nick Paparesta following a headfirst slide that tore his batting glove. The call stood after review, and Lowrie doubled down the left-field line moments later.

Lowrie hit RBI singles in the first and sixth innings. Only an announced crowd of 10,400 fans were on hand to see his productive night.

Seattle lefty Marco Gonzales (12-8) allowed four runs and eight hits over five innings, struck out four and walked three. Gonzales lost his third straight start after winning five in a row from June 29-July 29.

CANO'S RETURN

Seattle's Robinson Cano is scheduled to return Tuesday from his 80-game suspension for violating baseball's drug agreement.

The All-Star second baseman was suspended May 15 after he tested positive for Furosemide, a diuretic that can be used to mask performance-enhancing drugs. He tuned up with Class A Everett and Triple-A Tacoma.

Manager Scott Servais plans to use Cano - who is ineligible for the postseason if Seattle makes the playoffs - around the infield. Servais will have a sit-down with Cano once the infielder arrives in Oakland to stress not trying to do too much.

''We need to be smart in breaking him in,'' Servais said. ''He wants to get going, he wants to contribute right away. He's missed playing, he's missed his teammates and being around this whole thing. I know he wants to come in and do a lot. But again small little things.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners: Already lost for the season, RHP reliever Sam Tuivailala will have surgery on his strained right Achilles tendon, and it's unclear whether he will be recovered in time for spring training. He was hurt last Wednesday during a rundown against Texas. He was acquired from St. Louis ahead of the trade deadline. ... RHP Dan Altavilla (UCL sprain in pitching elbow) will throw another live batting practice session soon then likely begin pitching in minor league games within a week. ... RHP Juan Nicasio had a second opinion on his inflamed right knee and is back playing catch.

Athletics: RF Matt Joyce is hitting soft toss and off a tee in the cage and should be hitting on the field sometime this week. ... RHP Jharel Cotton (Tommy John surgery), RHP Andrew Triggs (nerve irritation in pitching arm) and RHP Paul Blackburn (elbow tendinitis) all played catch - the first time for Cotton and Blackburn. Manager Bob Melvin is optimistic Blackburn and Triggs will pitch again this year once rosters expand Sept. 1.

UP NEXT

Seattle LHP James Paxton (10-5, 3.63 ERA) looks to win his second straight start when he opposes RHP Mike Fiers (7-6, 3.40), making his second start since the A's acquired him from the Tigers last week.

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  • W: S. Manaea (11-8)L: M. Gonzales (12-8)S: B. Treinen (31)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Haniger RF52320000.279.366.479.8458.0
C. Maybin LF51100012.252.333.330.6631.5
J. Segura SS50410001.312.341.437.7794.0
N. Cruz DH30110213.269.354.548.9023.5
K. Seager 3B40110013.227.276.414.6901.5
R. Healy 1B31000102.237.271.445.7152.0
M. Zunino C31000110.201.256.428.6841.5
G. Heredia CF30000000.219.300.315.6150.0
a- D. Span PH01000100.277.358.443.8002.0
A. Romine 2B30000020.208.263.226.490-1.0
b- C. Herrmann PH10000013.232.313.429.741-0.5
  • a-walked for Heredia in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Romine in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Semien SS41100112.263.323.385.7084.5
M. Chapman 3B53320002.279.365.508.87311.0
J. Lowrie 2B51340000.271.350.465.81510.0
K. Davis DH30100102.259.333.561.8942.0
M. Canha CF30100113.256.331.450.7812.5
R. Laureano PR-CF00000000.250.250.250.5000.0
M. Olson 1B40110006.236.324.439.7632.0
S. Piscotty RF40000023.253.314.439.754-1.0
C. Pinder LF41100010.253.331.436.7661.5
J. Lucroy C21000200.242.301.326.6273.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Haniger (25)
    • RBI - M. Haniger 2 (78), J. Segura (56), N. Cruz (76), K. Seager (64)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Segura (20), N. Cruz (29), K. Seager (24)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Cruz 3 (3), K. Seager 2 (2), R. Healy 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Chapman 3 (26), J. Lowrie 2 (30), M. Canha (18)
    • RBI - M. Chapman 2 (43), J. Lowrie 4 (74), M. Olson (56)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Olson (16)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Olson 4 (4), S. Piscotty 3 (3)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - J. Segura (10)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - M. Semien (13)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Seager-Romine-Healy)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Semien-Olson)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Gonzales (L, 12-8)5.08443403.911.23-3.0
    C. Lawrence3.03332108.311.621.5
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Gonzales (L, 12-8)5.0
    C. Lawrence3.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    S. Manaea (W, 11-8)7.25222303.441.0423.5
    E. Pagan0.02110003.471.22-3.0
    L. Trivino0.11000101.561.04-0.5
    J. Familia0.00333003.141.22-6.0
    B. Treinen (S, 31)1.02000300.900.979.5
    PITCHERSIP
    S. Manaea (W, 11-8)7.2
    E. Pagan0.0
    L. Trivino0.1
    J. Familia0.0
    B. Treinen (S, 31)1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Gonzales 97-57, C. Lawrence 60-35
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Gonzales 6-4, C. Lawrence 3-5
    • Batters Faced - M. Gonzales 25, C. Lawrence 14
    PITCHING
    • WP - B. Treinen (6)
    • IBB - S. Manaea
    • Pitches-Strikes - S. Manaea 89-61, E. Pagan 9-7, L. Trivino 8-7, J. Familia 17-5, B. Treinen 20-15
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Manaea 11-7
    • Batters Faced - S. Manaea 28, E. Pagan 2, L. Trivino 2, J. Familia 3, B. Treinen 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Haniger RF52320000.279.366.479.8458.0
    C. Maybin LF51100012.252.333.330.6631.5
    J. Segura SS50410001.312.341.437.7794.0
    N. Cruz DH30110213.269.354.548.9023.5
    K. Seager 3B40110013.227.276.414.6901.5
    R. Healy 1B31000102.237.271.445.7152.0
    M. Zunino C31000110.201.256.428.6841.5
    G. Heredia CF30000000.219.300.315.6150.0
    a- D. Span PH01000100.277.358.443.8002.0
    A. Romine 2B30000020.208.263.226.490-1.0
    b- C. Herrmann PH10000013.232.313.429.741-0.5
    Total35610505714-----
    • a-walked for Heredia in the 9th
    • b-struck out for Romine in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Semien SS41100112.263.323.385.7084.5
    M. Chapman 3B53320002.279.365.508.87311.0
    J. Lowrie 2B51340000.271.350.465.81510.0
    K. Davis DH30100102.259.333.561.8942.0
    M. Canha CF30100113.256.331.450.7812.5
    R. Laureano PR-CF00000000.250.250.250.5000.0
    M. Olson 1B40110006.236.324.439.7632.0
    S. Piscotty RF40000023.253.314.439.754-1.0
    C. Pinder LF41100010.253.331.436.7661.5
    J. Lucroy C21000200.242.301.326.6273.0
    Total34711705518-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Haniger (25)
      • RBI - M. Haniger 2 (78), J. Segura (56), N. Cruz (76), K. Seager (64)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Segura (20), N. Cruz (29), K. Seager (24)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Cruz 3 (3), K. Seager 2 (2), R. Healy 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Chapman 3 (26), J. Lowrie 2 (30), M. Canha (18)
      • RBI - M. Chapman 2 (43), J. Lowrie 4 (74), M. Olson (56)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Olson (16)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Olson 4 (4), S. Piscotty 3 (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - J. Segura (10)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - M. Semien (13)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Seager-Romine-Healy)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Semien-Olson)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Gonzales (L, 12-8)5.08443403.911.23-3.0
      C. Lawrence3.03332108.311.621.5
      Total8.01177550---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Gonzales (L, 12-8)5.0
      C. Lawrence3.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      S. Manaea (W, 11-8)7.25222303.441.0423.5
      E. Pagan0.02110003.471.22-3.0
      L. Trivino0.11000101.561.04-0.5
      J. Familia0.00333003.141.22-6.0
      B. Treinen (S, 31)1.02000300.900.979.5
      Total9.01066570---
      PITCHERSIP
      S. Manaea (W, 11-8)7.2
      E. Pagan0.0
      L. Trivino0.1
      J. Familia0.0
      B. Treinen (S, 31)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Gonzales 97-57, C. Lawrence 60-35
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Gonzales 6-4, C. Lawrence 3-5
      • Batters Faced - M. Gonzales 25, C. Lawrence 14
      PITCHING
      • WP - B. Treinen (6)
      • IBB - S. Manaea
      • Pitches-Strikes - S. Manaea 89-61, E. Pagan 9-7, L. Trivino 8-7, J. Familia 17-5, B. Treinen 20-15
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Manaea 11-7
      • Batters Faced - S. Manaea 28, E. Pagan 2, L. Trivino 2, J. Familia 3, B. Treinen 5
      • 9TH INNING
        Haniger singled to left center, Zunino and Span scored67
        Healy scored, Zunino to third, Span to second on wild pitch47
      • 8TH INNING
        Cruz singled to right center, Maybin scored, Segura to third37
        Segura singled to left, Haniger scored, Maybin to second27
      • 6TH INNING
        Lowrie doubled to deep left, Chapman scored17
        Chapman doubled to deep left, Pinder and Lucroy scored16
      • 4TH INNING
        Seager singled to center, Haniger scored, Cruz to third14
      • 3RD INNING
        Olson singled to right center, Lowrie scored04
        Lowrie doubled to deep left, Semien and Chapman scored03
      • 1ST INNING
        Lowrie singled to right, Chapman scored01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Jeurys Familia relieved Lou Trivino
        • R. Healy: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Healy walked
        • M. Zunino: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Zunino walked, Healy to second
        • Denard Span hit for Guillermo Heredia
        • D. Span: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Span walked, Healy to third, Zunino to second
        • Blake Treinen relieved Jeurys Familia
        • Chris Herrmann hit for Andrew Romine
        • C. Herrmann: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Herrmann struck out swinging
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Healy scored, Zunino to third, Span to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Haniger singled to left center, Zunino and Span scored
        • C. Maybin: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Maybin struck out swinging
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Segura reached on an infield single to shortstop, Haniger to second
        • N. Cruz: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Cruz struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • S. Manaea Pitching:
        • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Ball, Heredia popped out to second
        • A. Romine: Romine grounded out to third
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Strike swinging, Haniger singled to left
        • Emilio Pagan relieved Sean Manaea
        • C. Maybin: Foul, Strike looking, Maybin singled to right, Haniger to second
        • J. Segura: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Segura singled to left, Haniger scored, Maybin to second
        • Lou Trivino relieved Emilio Pagan
        • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Cruz singled to right center, Maybin scored, Segura to third
        • K. Seager: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Seager struck out looking
        • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Lawrence Pitching:
        • M. Semien: Ball, Foul, Ball, Semien flied out to center
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Chapman flied out to deep center
        • J. Lowrie: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Lowrie flied out to deep center
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • S. Manaea Pitching:
        • K. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Seager grounded out to pitcher
        • R. Healy: Ball, Healy fouled out to first
        • M. Zunino: Ball, Ball, Zunino grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Lawrence Pitching:
        • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Piscotty grounded out to second
        • C. Pinder: Pinder grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Lucroy popped out to second
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • S. Manaea Pitching:
        • M. Haniger: Foul, Ball, Ball, Haniger grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Maybin: Ball, Foul, Maybin flied out to deep center
        • J. Segura: Ball, Ball, Foul, Segura singled to left
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Cruz grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Casey Lawrence relieved Marco Gonzales
        • C. Pinder: Foul, Pinder singled to center
        • J. Lucroy: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Lucroy walked, Pinder to second
        • M. Semien: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Semien struck out swinging
        • M. Chapman: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Chapman doubled to deep left, Pinder and Lucroy scored
        • J. Lowrie: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Lowrie doubled to deep left, Chapman scored
        • K. Davis: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis grounded out to third
        • M. Canha: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Canha walked
        • Ramon Laureano ran for Mark Canha
        • M. Olson: Olson flied out to left
        • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • S. Manaea Pitching:
        • M. Zunino: Zunino grounded out to third
        • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Heredia grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Romine: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Romine struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Gonzales Pitching:
        • J. Lowrie: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Lowrie popped out to first
        • K. Davis: Davis singled to deep right
        • M. Canha: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Canha doubled to left center, Davis to third
        • M. Olson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Olson lined out to shortstop
        • S. Piscotty: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Piscotty grounded out to third
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • S. Manaea Pitching:
        • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Haniger doubled to deep left
        • C. Maybin: Ball, Strike looking, Maybin grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Segura: Foul, Segura grounded out to third
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Cruz intentionally walked
        • K. Seager: Strike looking, Strike looking, Seager singled to center, Haniger scored, Cruz to third
        • R. Healy: Strike looking, Healy grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Gonzales Pitching:
        • C. Pinder: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pinder grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Lucroy: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lucroy walked
        • M. Semien: Semien singled to left, Lucroy to second
        • M. Chapman: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Chapman grounded into double play third to second to first, Semien out at second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • S. Manaea Pitching:
        • M. Zunino: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Zunino struck out swinging
        • G. Heredia: Foul, Ball, Heredia lined out to left
        • A. Romine: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Romine struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Gonzales Pitching:
        • M. Semien: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Semien walked
        • M. Chapman: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Semien stole second, Chapman doubled to right center, Semien to third
        • J. Lowrie: Lowrie doubled to deep left, Semien and Chapman scored
        • K. Davis: Ball, Davis grounded out to second, Lowrie to third
        • M. Canha: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Canha struck out swinging
        • M. Olson: Olson singled to right center, Lowrie scored
        • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • S. Manaea Pitching:
        • N. Cruz: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cruz walked
        • K. Seager: Foul, Seager grounded into double play shortstop to first, Cruz out at second
        • R. Healy: Strike looking, Ball, Healy flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Gonzales Pitching:
        • S. Piscotty: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
        • C. Pinder: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Pinder struck out swinging
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Foul, Lucroy grounded out to second
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • S. Manaea Pitching:
        • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Haniger flied out to right
        • C. Maybin: Foul, Ball, Foul, Maybin flied out to center
        • J. Segura: Ball, Ball, Foul, Segura reached on an infield single to third
        • N. Cruz: Foul, Strike looking, Segura caught stealing, catcher to second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Gonzales Pitching:
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Semien flied out to right
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Ball, Chapman doubled to left
        • J. Lowrie: Strike looking, Ball, Lowrie singled to right, Chapman scored
        • K. Davis: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Davis walked, Lowrie to second
        • M. Canha: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Canha lined out to right
        • M. Olson: Strike looking, Olson grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)