Mariners belt 3 homers, beat Athletics 4-3

SEATTLE (AP) Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais sat pitcher Roenis Elias down at the beginning of the season and delivered a powerful message: You belong here.

The long reliever showed again Tuesday why Servais had such confidence in him, pitching the Mariners out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh inning with a strikeout to preserve Mike Leake's win, then ending the game with another strikeout seven outs later in a 4-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics.

''We sat down with him early and tried to simplify some things with him,'' Servais said. ''And we flat out told him, `Hey, you're on the team, just go pitch.' It's amazing when guys hear that, because he's never had that happen before. He's taken it and has got a lot of confidence and has continued to grow.''

Elias showed how much on Tuesday. He recorded his 300th career strikeout and earned his fifth save - the first save of at least 2 1/3 innings in a one-run game by a Mariners pitcher since Bob Wells did it in 1997. The performance helped Leake (3-4) earn the win and sent the A's to their third straight loss and fourth in their last six games.

''That's when he's at his best, when you can run him out there and let him face nine, 10 hitters,'' Servais said. "He really saved the game for us - literally.''

The Mariners built a home run-powered 4-2 lead through six innings on solo homers by Daniel Vogelbach and Tim Beckham in the second inning and a two-run, tie-breaking homer in the fifth inning by Mitch Haniger. The outfielder's 11th home run wiped out a two-run throwing error by Beckham in the top of the inning that allowed the A's to tie the game 2-2.

Leake was extremely efficient, allowing five hits while striking out six with one walk. But he gave up a weak one-out double to Stephen Piscotty that dropped in front of right fielder Jay Bruce in the seventh, then an RBI single to Robbie Grossman to put the game in jeopardy. Reliever Corey Gearin gave up a single, then walked a batter on four straight pitches to load the bases before Elias was called to the mound.

He struck out pinch-hitter Chad Pinder on three pitches to end the threat and had no intention of sitting down after that.

''I felt that once I came in to get that out in the seventh inning, I knew the rest of the game would be up to me,'' Elias said.

A's starter Brett Anderson (4-3) gave up just six hits and struck out five in six innings. But the Mariners hit him hard, sending several balls to the warning track in addition to their three homers. Seattle improved to 15-7 when hitting at least two home runs and has scored more than half its runs (125 of 240) on its league-best 82 homers.

In the end, though, it wasn't the home runs that bothered Anderson. It was the walk he issued to ninth hitter J.P. Crawford - one batter before Haniger put the game away.

''The biggest thing is the one walk to Crawford,'' he said. ''Even if I give up a solo homer to Haniger there I feel like the offense has a good chance to make up the one run, and ultimately they did, but there was a guy on base. That's the most frustrating part is the one walk came back to haunt me in the end.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners 3B Kyle Seager will play third base Wednesday for the first time since hand surgery in a rehab assignment for Triple-A Tacoma in Las Vegas. Seager was 1 of 4 as the designated hitter in his first appearance for the club on Tuesday. He's eligible to return from the injured list on May 25. . Servais expects 2B Dee Gordon to return to the starting lineup on Thursday against Minnesota. Gordon, hit by a pitch on the right hand May 9 against the Yankees, was available to pinch hit in Tuesday's game. . Utility player Dylan Moore fielded the ball and was expected to take batting practice Tuesday for the first time since a wrist contusion caused by a pitch put him on the injured list May 10. He's eligible to return May 20.

UP NEXT

Athletics: Oakland takes Wednesday off before sending RHP Chris Bassitt (1-1, 2.55) to the mound against Detroit. The A's have scored two or fewer runs in three of Bassitt's four starts this season.

Mariners: Seattle takes Wednesday off before sending RHP Erik Swanson (1-4, 6.35) to the mound against Minnesota. Swanson was brought in to replace injured pitcher Wade LeBlanc and will likely stay in the rotation now that Felix Hernandez is expected to miss four to six weeks with a right lat strain.

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SEA22-23
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  • W: M. Leake (3-4)L: B. Anderson (4-3)S: R. Elias (5)
  • HR: SEA - T. Beckham (8), D. Vogelbach (11), M. Haniger (11)
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M. Olson 1B40000030.194.293.389.682-1.5
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  • a-struck out for Profar in the 7th
  • b-hit into fielder's choice for Grossman in the 9th
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E. Encarnacion 1B40000011.219.350.479.829-0.5
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R. Healy 3B30100100.238.298.464.7612.0
J. Bruce RF40000042.185.255.496.751-2.0
T. Beckham 2B31211001.260.316.507.8238.0
D. Gordon PR-2B00000000.304.336.406.7410.0
T. Murphy C30100011.310.356.524.8790.5
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M. Leake P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    BATTING
    • 2B - S. Piscotty (8)
    • RBI - R. Grossman (10)
    • 2-Out RBI - R. Grossman (6)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Profar, C. Pinder 3 (3), R. Laureano
    BATTING
    • 2B - T. Beckham (12)
    • HR - M. Haniger (11), D. Vogelbach (11), T. Beckham (8)
    • RBI - M. Haniger 2 (24), D. Vogelbach (23), T. Beckham (21)
    • 2-Out RBI - T. Beckham (13)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Santana 2 (2), J. Bruce, T. Beckham, J. Crawford
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - M. Semien (3)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - D. Santana
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Gordon-Crawford-Encarnacion)
    • E - T. Beckham (12), D. Gordon (3)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    B. Anderson (L, 4-3)6.06441534.411.414.5
    L. Hendriks1.11001201.461.142.0
    R. Buchter0.20001204.501.860.0
    PITCHERSIP
    B. Anderson (L, 4-3)6.0
    L. Hendriks1.1
    R. Buchter0.2
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Leake (W, 3-4)6.25311604.001.3524.0
    C. Gearrin0.01001003.631.50-2.0
    R. Elias (S, 5)2.10001502.781.1014.5
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Leake (W, 3-4)6.2
    C. Gearrin0.0
    R. Elias (S, 5)2.1
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - B. Anderson 100-61, L. Hendriks 30-19, R. Buchter 18-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Anderson 6-6
    • Batters Faced - B. Anderson 24, L. Hendriks 6, R. Buchter 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Leake 99-67, C. Gearrin 7-2, R. Elias 30-19
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Leake 7-7, R. Elias 2-0
    • Batters Faced - M. Leake 26, C. Gearrin 2, R. Elias 8
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    M. Semien SS30100110.275.369.398.7660.5
    J. Profar 2B30000011.181.247.306.552-0.5
    a- C. Pinder PH-2B10000013.270.311.423.734-0.5
    M. Chapman 3B40000010.266.359.532.890-0.5
    K. Davis DH40000030.236.313.507.819-1.5
    M. Olson 1B40000030.194.293.389.682-1.5
    S. Piscotty RF31200100.251.321.398.7195.0
    R. Laureano CF31000113.222.281.346.6281.5
    R. Grossman LF31210000.215.333.346.6794.0
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    J. Phegley C40100004.270.298.460.7581.0
    B. Anderson P0000-000.667.667.667.000-
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    • a-struck out for Profar in the 7th
    • b-hit into fielder's choice for Grossman in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Haniger CF31121110.231.322.503.8247.5
    D. Santana LF40100012.280.349.491.840-0.5
    E. Encarnacion 1B40000011.219.350.479.829-0.5
    D. Vogelbach DH41111010.248.390.602.9925.5
    R. Healy 3B30100100.238.298.464.7612.0
    J. Bruce RF40000042.185.255.496.751-2.0
    T. Beckham 2B31211001.260.316.507.8238.0
    D. Gordon PR-2B00000000.304.336.406.7410.0
    T. Murphy C30100011.310.356.524.8790.5
    J. Crawford SS21000102.211.250.263.5132.0
    M. Leake P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    C. Gearrin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    R. Elias P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      BATTING
      • 2B - S. Piscotty (8)
      • RBI - R. Grossman (10)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Grossman (6)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Profar, C. Pinder 3 (3), R. Laureano
      BATTING
      • 2B - T. Beckham (12)
      • HR - M. Haniger (11), D. Vogelbach (11), T. Beckham (8)
      • RBI - M. Haniger 2 (24), D. Vogelbach (23), T. Beckham (21)
      • 2-Out RBI - T. Beckham (13)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Santana 2 (2), J. Bruce, T. Beckham, J. Crawford
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - M. Semien (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - D. Santana
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Gordon-Crawford-Encarnacion)
      • E - T. Beckham (12), D. Gordon (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Anderson (L, 4-3)6.06441534.411.414.5
      L. Hendriks1.11001201.461.142.0
      R. Buchter0.20001204.501.860.0
      Total8.0744393---
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Anderson (L, 4-3)6.0
      L. Hendriks1.1
      R. Buchter0.2
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Leake (W, 3-4)6.25311604.001.3524.0
      C. Gearrin0.01001003.631.50-2.0
      R. Elias (S, 5)2.10001502.781.1014.5
      Total9.06313110---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Leake (W, 3-4)6.2
      C. Gearrin0.0
      R. Elias (S, 5)2.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Anderson 100-61, L. Hendriks 30-19, R. Buchter 18-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Anderson 6-6
      • Batters Faced - B. Anderson 24, L. Hendriks 6, R. Buchter 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Leake 99-67, C. Gearrin 7-2, R. Elias 30-19
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Leake 7-7, R. Elias 2-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Leake 26, C. Gearrin 2, R. Elias 8
      • 7TH INNING
        Grossman singled to right, Piscotty scored34
      • 5TH INNING
        Haniger homered to left, Crawford scored24
        Semien safe at first on shortstop Beckham throwing error, Laureano and Grossman scored22
      • 2ND INNING
        Beckham homered to right center02
        Vogelbach homered to right01
      • 9TH INNING
        • R. Elias Pitching:
        • S. Piscotty: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Piscotty walked
        • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Laureano struck out looking
        • Mark Canha hit for Robbie Grossman
        • M. Canha: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Canha reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Piscotty to second on 2nd baseman Gordon fielding error
        • J. Phegley: Phegley grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Canha out at second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 8TH INNING
        • R. Elias Pitching:
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Chapman struck out looking
        • K. Davis: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Davis struck out on foul tip
        • M. Olson: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Olson struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Hendriks Pitching:
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Encarnacion popped out to first
        • Ryan Buchter relieved Liam Hendriks
        • D. Vogelbach: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Vogelbach struck out looking
        • R. Healy: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Healy walked
        • J. Bruce: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Bruce struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • M. Leake Pitching:
        • M. Olson: Strike looking, Ball, Olson flied out to left
        • S. Piscotty: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Piscotty doubled to right
        • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Laureano lined out to center
        • R. Grossman: Grossman singled to right, Piscotty scored
        • Cory Gearrin relieved Mike Leake
        • J. Phegley: Ball, Strike looking, Phegley singled to shallow right, Grossman to third
        • M. Semien: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Semien walked, Phegley to second
        • Roenis Elias relieved Cory Gearrin
        • Chad Pinder hit for Jurickson Profar
        • C. Pinder: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pinder struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Liam Hendriks relieved Brett Anderson
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Beckham doubled to right
        • Dee Gordon ran for Tim Beckham
        • T. Murphy: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Murphy struck out looking
        • J. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Crawford flied out to right
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Haniger walked
        • D. Santana: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Santana struck out looking
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • M. Leake Pitching:
        • J. Profar: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Profar struck out swinging
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Chapman flied out to deep right
        • K. Davis: Ball, Davis grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Vogelbach lined out to third
        • R. Healy: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Healy grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Bruce: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Bruce struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • M. Leake Pitching:
        • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Piscotty flied out to shallow right
        • R. Laureano: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Laureano walked
        • R. Grossman: Grossman singled to right, Laureano to second
        • J. Phegley: Ball, Ball, Foul, Phegley flied out to deep center, Laureano to third, Grossman to second
        • M. Semien: Ball, Semien safe at first on shortstop Beckham throwing error, Laureano and Grossman scored
        • J. Profar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Semien caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop
        • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • T. Murphy: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Murphy flied out to left
        • J. Crawford: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Crawford walked
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Haniger homered to left, Crawford scored
        • D. Santana: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Santana grounded out to shortstop
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Encarnacion flied out to deep right
        • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • M. Leake Pitching:
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Chapman grounded out to shortstop
        • K. Davis: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
        • M. Olson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Olson struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Vogelbach popped out to third
        • R. Healy: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Healy singled to right center
        • J. Bruce: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Bruce struck out looking
        • T. Beckham: Beckham grounded out to third
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • M. Leake Pitching:
        • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Ball, Grossman grounded out to first
        • J. Phegley: Strike looking, Phegley lined out to third
        • M. Semien: Foul, Semien singled to shallow right center
        • J. Profar: Ball, Profar grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Haniger struck out swinging
        • D. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Santana singled to deep left
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Encarnacion struck out swinging
        • D. Vogelbach: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana caught stealing second, catcher to second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • M. Leake Pitching:
        • K. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Davis struck out on foul tip
        • M. Olson: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Olson struck out swinging
        • S. Piscotty: Foul, Strike swinging, Piscotty singled to center
        • R. Laureano: Strike swinging, Laureano grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • D. Vogelbach: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Vogelbach homered to right
        • R. Healy: Strike looking, Healy grounded out to second
        • J. Bruce: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bruce struck out swinging
        • T. Beckham: Beckham homered to right center
        • T. Murphy: Ball, Murphy singled to right center
        • J. Crawford: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Crawford grounded out to second
        • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • M. Leake Pitching:
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Semien struck out swinging
        • J. Profar: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Profar grounded out to first
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Chapman flied out to left
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Haniger grounded out to third
        • D. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Santana flied out to right
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Encarnacion flied out to right
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)