Homers by Haniger, Vogelbach rally Mariners past A's 7-4

SEATTLE (AP) Mitch Haniger understands his time batting in the cleanup spot of Seattle's batting order is likely ending soon.

No better way to finish up a stint filling in for Nelson Cruz than with a game-deciding home run.

''I don't care where I hit,'' Haniger said. ''That's Nelson's spot and I think everybody knows that.''

Haniger hit a three-run homer and Daniel Vogelbach added a two-run shot - both with two outs in the seventh inning - rallying the Mariners to a 7-4 win over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.

Seattle took advantage of a breakdown by Oakland's bullpen for five runs in the seventh. Yusmeiro Petit retired the first two batters before Jean Segura reached on a single with two outs. Lefty specialist Danny Coulombe (0-1) walked Robinson Cano, and Chris Hatcher was summoned to face Haniger.

After evening the count at 2-2, Hatcher and catcher Jonathan Lucroy briefly met at the mound to discuss the next pitch to Haniger. Their decision was the wrong one as Haniger clubbed his third homer of the season.

''Every cutter I threw him kind of backed up on me,'' Hatcher said. ''I've got to be more aggressive and make better pitches. That's his nitro zone, and he hit it pretty good.''

Haniger has been the No. 4 hitter in Seattle's lineup since Cruz went on the disabled list with a sprained ankle the first weekend of the season. Cruz is expected back as early as Saturday, meaning Haniger can drop deeper into Seattle's lineup.

''(Haniger's) been really good, really consistent for us, but he's not Nelson Cruz. But he's certainly proving to be worthy of hitting behind (Cano),'' Seattle manager Scott Servais said. ''A lot of big clutch RBIs, deep in counts, continues to battle and it getting good results right now.''

Seattle's big inning wasn't done as Kyle Seager followed with a single and Vogelbach turned on the first pitch from Hatcher for his first career homer.

It was the second time in the young season the Mariners put up five runs in an inning.

Khris Davis hit two home runs for Oakland, a two-run shot in the first and a solo homer in the eighth inning. Matt Chapman added a solo homer in the sixth inning, his fifth of the season, off Seattle starter Mike Leake to snap a 2-all tie.

''When he gets a couple hits, he's off to the races. It's not a surprise to us,'' Oakland manager Bob Melvin said of Davis. ''It's impressive to hit balls out here when it's cold to right and center field. Not too many guys in the league do that.''

STARTING OFF

Aside from the home runs allowed, Leake pitched well, giving up three earned runs and striking out four over six innings. Leake has eight straight starts of at least five innings pitched and allowing three or fewer earned runs. He was matched by Oakland starter Andrew Triggs, who allowed four straight hits and two runs in the first inning, but settled down to allow just one hit after that point.

SOLID RELIEF

The difference was Seattle's bullpen. Dan Altavilla (1-1) pitched the seventh, Juan Nicasio allowed Davis' homer in the eighth but was otherwise untouched, and Edwin Diaz pitched the ninth for his fifth save.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Athletics: RHP Liam Hendriks left the game in the eighth inning in the middle of an at-bat due to injury. He faced two batters. ... RHP Ryan Dull has rejoined the club and could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Saturday. Dull has been on the 10-day DL since March 26 with a strained right shoulder. Dull was 2-2 with a 5.14 ERA in 49 games with the A's last year. Two years ago, he was a top reliever appearing in 70 games with a 2.42 ERA.

Mariners: Cruz has been out since spraining his ankle slipping on the dugout steps during Seattle's opening homestand against Cleveland. ... C Mike Zunino (oblique) will likely need a couple of games on a rehab assignment before he's brought off the disabled list. ... 1B Ryon Healy is recovering quicker than expected from his sprained ankle and could be back sooner than the initial estimate of 2-to-3 weeks.

UP NEXT

Athletics: RHP Kendall Graveman (0-2) has allowed 14 runs in his first three starts and has yet to pitch at least five innings. Graveman has allowed five home runs, tied for the most in baseball.

Mariners: LHP Marco Gonzales (1-1) lasted just 2 1/3 innings and gave up eight hits and four earned runs in his last start against Kansas City.

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200001010480
SEA7-4
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  • W: D. Altavilla (1-1)L: D. Coulombe (0-1)S: E. Diaz (5)
  • HR: OAK - K. Davis 2 (4), M. Chapman (5), SEA - D. Vogelbach (1), M. Haniger (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Joyce LF20100300.256.412.462.8734.0
M. Semien SS40000113.250.313.367.6800.5
J. Lowrie 2B41000013.310.365.517.8820.5
K. Davis DH42232013.264.344.547.89112.5
M. Olson 1B40000022.275.351.392.743-1.0
M. Chapman 3B41211000.358.424.6981.1227.0
J. Lucroy C40100001.268.318.341.6601.0
S. Piscotty RF40200001.234.288.255.5442.0
J. Smolinski CF30000014.053.143.053.195-0.5
a- B. Maxwell PH10000010.250.308.333.641-0.5
  • a-struck out for Smolinski in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Gordon CF50100020.319.360.404.7641.0
J. Segura SS42200011.348.388.478.8663.5
R. Cano 2B12100300.424.578.5451.1236.0
M. Haniger RF41241002.297.426.568.99310.0
K. Seager 3B41310001.262.304.476.7816.0
D. Vogelbach DH41121024.222.300.370.6706.0
M. Marjama C40000003.130.130.261.3910.0
I. Suzuki LF30000011.200.200.200.400-0.5
G. Heredia LF10100000.294.409.6471.0560.0
A. Romine 1B40000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
    BATTING
    • HR - K. Davis 2 (4), M. Chapman (5)
    • RBI - K. Davis 3 (10), M. Chapman (12)
    • 2-Out RBI - K. Davis 2 (7)
    BATTING
    • 2B - D. Gordon, K. Seager (3)
    • HR - M. Haniger (3), D. Vogelbach
    • RBI - M. Haniger 4 (12), K. Seager (10), D. Vogelbach 2 (4)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Haniger 3 (4), D. Vogelbach 2 (3)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - G. Heredia
    FIELDING
    • E - D. Gordon (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Triggs5.05222402.871.218.0
    R. Buchter (H, 3)1.01000202.351.573.0
    Y. Petit (H, 1)0.21110004.001.11-2.0
    D. Coulombe (L, 0-1)0.00111002.570.86-7.0
    C. Hatcher (BS, 1)0.133300213.502.79-6.0
    L. Hendriks0.01000009.003.33-1.0
    S. Casilla1.00000101.500.173.5
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Triggs5.0
    R. Buchter (H, 3)1.0
    Y. Petit (H, 1)0.2
    D. Coulombe (L, 0-1)0.0
    C. Hatcher (BS, 1)0.1
    L. Hendriks0.0
    S. Casilla1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Leake6.07332423.501.3311.0
    D. Altavilla (W, 1-1)1.00001101.501.009.5
    J. Nicasio1.01110115.401.201.5
    E. Diaz (S, 5)1.00001100.000.179.5
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Leake6.0
    D. Altavilla (W, 1-1)1.0
    J. Nicasio1.0
    E. Diaz (S, 5)1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Triggs 93-61, R. Buchter 21-14, Y. Petit 9-7, D. Coulombe 6-2, C. Hatcher 17-12, L. Hendriks 7-2, S. Casilla 10-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Triggs 9-2, Y. Petit 2-0, C. Hatcher 1-0, S. Casilla 1-0
    • Batters Faced - A. Triggs 22, R. Buchter 4, Y. Petit 3, D. Coulombe, C. Hatcher 4, L. Hendriks, S. Casilla 2
    PITCHING
    • WP - M. Leake
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Leake 94-56, D. Altavilla 12-6, J. Nicasio 23-15, E. Diaz 21-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Leake 6-8, E. Diaz 2-0
    • Batters Faced - M. Leake 27, D. Altavilla 3, J. Nicasio 4, E. Diaz 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    200001010480
    SEA7-4
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Joyce LF20100300.256.412.462.8734.0
    M. Semien SS40000113.250.313.367.6800.5
    J. Lowrie 2B41000013.310.365.517.8820.5
    K. Davis DH42232013.264.344.547.89112.5
    M. Olson 1B40000022.275.351.392.743-1.0
    M. Chapman 3B41211000.358.424.6981.1227.0
    J. Lucroy C40100001.268.318.341.6601.0
    S. Piscotty RF40200001.234.288.255.5442.0
    J. Smolinski CF30000014.053.143.053.195-0.5
    a- B. Maxwell PH10000010.250.308.333.641-0.5
    Total3448434717-----
    • a-struck out for Smolinski in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Gordon CF50100020.319.360.404.7641.0
    J. Segura SS42200011.348.388.478.8663.5
    R. Cano 2B12100300.424.578.5451.1236.0
    M. Haniger RF41241002.297.426.568.99310.0
    K. Seager 3B41310001.262.304.476.7816.0
    D. Vogelbach DH41121024.222.300.370.6706.0
    M. Marjama C40000003.130.130.261.3910.0
    I. Suzuki LF30000011.200.200.200.400-0.5
    G. Heredia LF10100000.294.409.6471.0560.0
    A. Romine 1B40000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
    Total34711723712-----
      BATTING
      • HR - K. Davis 2 (4), M. Chapman (5)
      • RBI - K. Davis 3 (10), M. Chapman (12)
      • 2-Out RBI - K. Davis 2 (7)
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. Gordon, K. Seager (3)
      • HR - M. Haniger (3), D. Vogelbach
      • RBI - M. Haniger 4 (12), K. Seager (10), D. Vogelbach 2 (4)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Haniger 3 (4), D. Vogelbach 2 (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - G. Heredia
      FIELDING
      • E - D. Gordon (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Triggs5.05222402.871.218.0
      R. Buchter (H, 3)1.01000202.351.573.0
      Y. Petit (H, 1)0.21110004.001.11-2.0
      D. Coulombe (L, 0-1)0.00111002.570.86-7.0
      C. Hatcher (BS, 1)0.133300213.502.79-6.0
      L. Hendriks0.01000009.003.33-1.0
      S. Casilla1.00000101.500.173.5
      Total8.01177372---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Triggs5.0
      R. Buchter (H, 3)1.0
      Y. Petit (H, 1)0.2
      D. Coulombe (L, 0-1)0.0
      C. Hatcher (BS, 1)0.1
      L. Hendriks0.0
      S. Casilla1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Leake6.07332423.501.3311.0
      D. Altavilla (W, 1-1)1.00001101.501.009.5
      J. Nicasio1.01110115.401.201.5
      E. Diaz (S, 5)1.00001100.000.179.5
      Total9.0844473---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Leake6.0
      D. Altavilla (W, 1-1)1.0
      J. Nicasio1.0
      E. Diaz (S, 5)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Triggs 93-61, R. Buchter 21-14, Y. Petit 9-7, D. Coulombe 6-2, C. Hatcher 17-12, L. Hendriks 7-2, S. Casilla 10-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Triggs 9-2, Y. Petit 2-0, C. Hatcher 1-0, S. Casilla 1-0
      • Batters Faced - A. Triggs 22, R. Buchter 4, Y. Petit 3, D. Coulombe, C. Hatcher 4, L. Hendriks, S. Casilla 2
      PITCHING
      • WP - M. Leake
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Leake 94-56, D. Altavilla 12-6, J. Nicasio 23-15, E. Diaz 21-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Leake 6-8, E. Diaz 2-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Leake 27, D. Altavilla 3, J. Nicasio 4, E. Diaz 4
      • 8TH INNING
        Davis homered to center47
      • 7TH INNING
        Vogelbach homered to right, Seager scored37
        Haniger homered to left center, Segura and Cano scored35
      • 6TH INNING
        Chapman homered to center32
      • 1ST INNING
        Seager doubled to deep right, Cano scored, Haniger to third22
        Haniger singled to shallow left center, Segura scored, Cano to second21
        Davis homered to center, Lowrie scored20
      • 9TH INNING
        • Edwin Diaz relieved Juan Nicasio
        • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Piscotty grounded out to second
        • Bruce Maxwell hit for Jake Smolinski
        • B. Maxwell: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Maxwell struck out swinging
        • M. Joyce: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Joyce walked
        • M. Semien: Ball, Strike looking, Semien grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Guillermo Heredia in left
        • Juan Nicasio relieved Dan Altavilla
        • K. Davis: Ball, Foul, Ball, Davis homered to center
        • M. Olson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Olson struck out swinging
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Chapman lined out to right
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Lucroy flied out to shallow right
        • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Liam Hendriks relieved Chris Hatcher
        • G. Heredia: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Heredia singled to shallow center
        • A. Romine: Ball, Ball
        • Romine struck out swinging
        • D. Gordon: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Gordon grounded out to third
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Dan Altavilla relieved Mike Leake
        • M. Joyce: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Joyce walked
        • M. Semien: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Joyce out at second, Strike looking, Semien struck out looking
        • J. Lowrie: Strike looking, Lowrie popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Yusmeiro Petit relieved Ryan Buchter
        • A. Romine: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Romine grounded out to second
        • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Gordon grounded bunt out to third
        • J. Segura: Ball, Foul, Foul, Segura reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • Danny Coulombe relieved Yusmeiro Petit
        • R. Cano: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Cano walked, Segura to second
        • Chris Hatcher relieved Danny Coulombe
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Haniger homered to left center, Segura and Cano scored
        • K. Seager: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Seager singled to left
        • D. Vogelbach: Vogelbach homered to right, Seager scored
        • M. Marjama: Strike looking, Marjama grounded out to third
        • End of the 7th (5 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • M. Leake Pitching:
        • M. Olson: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Olson struck out swinging
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Chapman homered to center
        • J. Lucroy: Ball, Ball, Lucroy reached on an infield single to third
        • S. Piscotty: Foul, Piscotty lined out to left
        • J. Smolinski: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lucroy to second on wild pitch, Foul, Smolinski grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Ryan Buchter relieved Andrew Triggs
        • K. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Seager reached on an infield single to second
        • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Vogelbach struck out looking
        • M. Marjama: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Marjama fouled out to first
        • I. Suzuki: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Suzuki struck out looking
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • M. Leake Pitching:
        • M. Joyce: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Joyce grounded out to first
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Semien walked
        • J. Lowrie: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Lowrie struck out looking
        • K. Davis: Pickoff attempt, Davis flied out to center
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Triggs Pitching:
        • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Segura grounded out to third
        • R. Cano: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cano walked
        • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Haniger grounded out to third
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • M. Leake Pitching:
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Ball, Chapman singled to shallow center
        • J. Lucroy: Lucroy popped out to second
        • S. Piscotty: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Piscotty singled to center, Chapman to third
        • J. Smolinski: Ball, Smolinski grounded into double play third to second to first, Piscotty out at second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Triggs Pitching:
        • M. Marjama: Ball, Strike looking, Marjama grounded out to pitcher
        • I. Suzuki: Suzuki grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Romine: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Romine grounded out to first
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • M. Leake Pitching:
        • M. Joyce: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Joyce walked
        • M. Semien: Ball, Semien flied out to deep right
        • J. Lowrie: Strike looking, Lowrie safe at first on center fielder Gordon fielding error, Joyce to third, Lowrie to second
        • K. Davis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • M. Olson: Ball, Ball, Olson flied out to left
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
        • A. Triggs Pitching:
        • R. Cano: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Cano walked
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Haniger popped out to third
        • K. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Seager flied out to center
        • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Ball, Vogelbach grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • M. Leake Pitching:
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Chapman flied out to deep center
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Lucroy grounded out to pitcher
        • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Ball, Piscotty singled to left
        • J. Smolinski: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Smolinski struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Triggs Pitching:
        • I. Suzuki: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Suzuki grounded out to second
        • A. Romine: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Romine grounded out to first
        • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Gordon doubled to right center
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Segura struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • M. Leake Pitching:
        • M. Joyce: Ball, Joyce singled to right
        • M. Semien: Foul, Semien flied out to deep right
        • J. Lowrie: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Lowrie reached on fielder's choice to second, Joyce out at second
        • K. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Davis homered to center, Lowrie scored
        • M. Olson: Olson grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Triggs Pitching:
        • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
        • J. Segura: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Segura singled to shallow center
        • R. Cano: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Cano singled to shallow right, Segura to third
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Haniger singled to shallow left center, Segura scored, Cano to second
        • K. Seager: Ball, Seager doubled to deep right, Cano scored, Haniger to third
        • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Vogelbach struck out swinging
        • M. Marjama: Marjama grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)