Fiers, streaking A's send Mariners to 5th straight loss, 6-5

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Athletics are on a roll again, much like a year ago when they took off in mid-June and used a sensational second half to return to the playoffs for the first time in four years.

Mike Fiers won in his first start at the Coliseum since pitching a no-hitter earlier this month and the A's beat Seattle 6-5 on Saturday for their eighth straight win, a streak that has suspended game in the middle.

Matt Chapman homered and Ramon Laureano doubled in his fifth straight game, matching Miguel Tejada for the Oakland record not accomplished since 2003.

The A's keep winning and doing just enough even with reigning majors home run leader Khris Davis sidelined by a bruised left hip and side.

''We have a lot of good depth and we know we have really good players, some guys on the bench who would have been starting on any other team,'' Laureano said. ''We feel pretty confident. Everything is clicking right now and it's fun. We've got to keep it rolling.''

Domingo Santana hit two home runs and Mitch Haniger also connected for Seattle, which has lost five in a row.

Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager doubled and singled in his season debut after recovering from surgery to repair a tendon in his left hand that he hurt diving for a ball during spring training.

''It feels good to be out there. It was a lot of fun being around the guys and competing,'' Seager said. With his 1,156th appearance for Seattle, he moved past Harold Reynolds into seventh place in club history for games played.

Fiers (4-3) received a warm welcome when introduced before the game, his first at home since throwing a no-hitter against Cincinnati on May 7. He went six innings against Seattle, allowing three runs and five hits.

Blake Treinen gave up Santana's home run in the ninth before finishing for his 10th save in 12 tries.

On June 15 last year, the A's trailed Seattle by 11 games then wound up with 97 wins and a wild card. They certainly hope this current run might lead to another surge.

Yusei Kikuchi (3-2) faced Oakland for the third time in as many different ballparks this season. The Japanese lefty previously pitched against the A's in Tokyo and Seattle, taking a no-decision each time. He was done after 3 1/3 innings, giving up five runs and 10 hits - matching his most surrendered this year.

Marcus Semien hit an RBI single that broke a 3-all tie in the fourth and Chad Pinder followed with a two-run double. Laureano, who has an eight-game hitting streak and also stole a base, provided an insurance run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth.

''He's swinging the bat great. He's feeling pretty confident, too,'' A's manager Bob Melvin said. ''I think we're about ready to see him start to heat up.''

ROSTER MOVES

The A's designated veteran right-hander Fernando Rodney - with 582 career appearances over 17 big league seasons - for assignment with his 0-2 record and 9.42 ERA in 17 outings. Melvin said he expects him to land with another club. Oakland selected the contract of Taiwanese left-hander Wei-Chung Wang from Triple-A Las Vegas. He was a non-roster invitee to spring training.

The Mariners optioned infielder Dylan Moore to Triple-A Tacoma after Friday night's game and transferred right-hander Sam Tuivailala to the 60-day injured list.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners: 2B Dee Gordon saw a specialist in Orlando, Florida, on Friday for his bruised right wrist. The Mariners medical staff planned to discuss the injury later Saturday. ... On Friday in Seattle, RHP Felix Hernandez (stiffness in his pitching shoulder) played catch for the first time, throwing from up to 60 feet. ''He feels good,'' manager Scott Servais said.

Athletics: Right fielder Stephen Piscotty was scratched with a stomach bug.

UP NEXT

Mariners: RHP Mike Leake (3-5, 4.73 ERA) beat the A's for his last win May 14. He is 0-2 lifetime with a 3.48 ERA in five starts at the Coliseum.

Athletics: LHP Brett Anderson (5-3, 4.14) is 8-5 with a 2.38 ERA in 20 matchups with 19 starts for his career vs. Seattle - his most victories against any opponent.

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  • W: M. Fiers (4-3)L: Y. Kikuchi (3-2)S: B. Treinen (10)
  • HR: SEA - D. Santana 2 (10), M. Haniger (13), OAK - M. Chapman (12)
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    M. Chapman 3B41211011.262.351.518.8696.5
    M. Olson 1B40100013.250.354.515.8690.5
    M. Canha DH31100111.233.360.603.9623.5
    J. Profar 2B40110001.197.265.354.6192.0
    R. Laureano CF31210000.250.300.380.6807.0
    R. Grossman LF40000012.212.318.348.667-0.5
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      BATTING
      • 2B - K. Seager, J. Bruce (9), J. Crawford (5), S. Long (2)
      • HR - M. Haniger (13), D. Santana 2 (10)
      • RBI - M. Haniger 2 (28), D. Santana 2 (41), J. Crawford (4)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Haniger 2 (15), D. Santana (22), J. Crawford
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Vogelbach, E. Encarnacion, J. Bruce, S. Long
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Pinder (9), M. Canha (3), R. Laureano (9)
      • HR - M. Chapman (12)
      • SF - R. Laureano (2)
      • RBI - M. Semien (23), C. Pinder 2 (18), M. Chapman (29), J. Profar (27), R. Laureano (16)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Chapman (10), J. Profar (13)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Olson, M. Canha, J. Phegley
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - R. Laureano (4)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Seager-Long-Encarnacion)
      • E - D. Santana (9)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      Y. Kikuchi (L, 3-2)3.110541113.821.19-10.5
      A. Adams1.20000304.051.054.5
      A. Bass2.00000100.000.006.5
      B. Brennan1.01110002.301.061.0
      PITCHERSIP
      Y. Kikuchi (L, 3-2)3.1
      A. Adams1.2
      A. Bass2.0
      B. Brennan1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Fiers (W, 4-3)6.05330325.001.1721.5
      R. Buchter (H, 5)1.00000203.781.624.0
      L. Trivino (H, 11)1.01000202.521.043.0
      B. Treinen (S, 10)1.03220013.201.345.0
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Fiers (W, 4-3)6.0
      R. Buchter (H, 5)1.0
      L. Trivino (H, 11)1.0
      B. Treinen (S, 10)1.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - Y. Kikuchi (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Kikuchi 74-45, A. Adams 21-13, A. Bass 21-14, B. Brennan 17-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Kikuchi 2-5, A. Bass 3-2, B. Brennan 2-1
      • Batters Faced - Y. Kikuchi 20, A. Adams 5, A. Bass 6, B. Brennan 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fiers 89-66, R. Buchter 15-10, L. Trivino 19-12, B. Treinen 16-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fiers 7-8, L. Trivino 1-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Fiers 23, R. Buchter 3, L. Trivino 4, B. Treinen 6
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      D. Vogelbach DH40000022.252.390.604.994-1.0
      E. Encarnacion 1B40000011.243.358.492.850-0.5
      O. Narvaez C40000000.295.362.486.8480.0
      D. Santana LF42222000.278.341.498.83812.0
      K. Seager 3B41200010.500.500.7501.2503.5
      J. Bruce RF41100012.193.255.493.7482.5
      J. Crawford SS40110021.269.321.423.7452.0
      S. Long 2B40100002.174.296.261.5572.0
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        M. Semien SS41210000.274.367.413.7804.0
        C. Pinder RF41220001.269.306.448.7536.0
        M. Chapman 3B41211011.262.351.518.8696.5
        M. Olson 1B40100013.250.354.515.8690.5
        M. Canha DH31100111.233.360.603.9623.5
        J. Profar 2B40110001.197.265.354.6192.0
        R. Laureano CF31210000.250.300.380.6807.0
        R. Grossman LF40000012.212.318.348.667-0.5
        J. Phegley C21000011.271.317.466.7841.5
        M. Fiers P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        R. Buchter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        L. Trivino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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          BATTING
          • 2B - K. Seager, J. Bruce (9), J. Crawford (5), S. Long (2)
          • HR - M. Haniger (13), D. Santana 2 (10)
          • RBI - M. Haniger 2 (28), D. Santana 2 (41), J. Crawford (4)
          • 2-Out RBI - M. Haniger 2 (15), D. Santana (22), J. Crawford
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Vogelbach, E. Encarnacion, J. Bruce, S. Long
          BATTING
          • 2B - C. Pinder (9), M. Canha (3), R. Laureano (9)
          • HR - M. Chapman (12)
          • SF - R. Laureano (2)
          • RBI - M. Semien (23), C. Pinder 2 (18), M. Chapman (29), J. Profar (27), R. Laureano (16)
          • 2-Out RBI - M. Chapman (10), J. Profar (13)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Olson, M. Canha, J. Phegley
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - R. Laureano (4)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Seager-Long-Encarnacion)
          • E - D. Santana (9)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          Y. Kikuchi (L, 3-2)3.110541113.821.19-10.5
          A. Adams1.20000304.051.054.5
          A. Bass2.00000100.000.006.5
          B. Brennan1.01110002.301.061.0
          Total8.01165151---
          PITCHERSIP
          Y. Kikuchi (L, 3-2)3.1
          A. Adams1.2
          A. Bass2.0
          B. Brennan1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Fiers (W, 4-3)6.05330325.001.1721.5
          R. Buchter (H, 5)1.00000203.781.624.0
          L. Trivino (H, 11)1.01000202.521.043.0
          B. Treinen (S, 10)1.03220013.201.345.0
          Total9.0955073---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Fiers (W, 4-3)6.0
          R. Buchter (H, 5)1.0
          L. Trivino (H, 11)1.0
          B. Treinen (S, 10)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • HBP - Y. Kikuchi (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Kikuchi 74-45, A. Adams 21-13, A. Bass 21-14, B. Brennan 17-12
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Kikuchi 2-5, A. Bass 3-2, B. Brennan 2-1
          • Batters Faced - Y. Kikuchi 20, A. Adams 5, A. Bass 6, B. Brennan 4
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fiers 89-66, R. Buchter 15-10, L. Trivino 19-12, B. Treinen 16-9
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fiers 7-8, L. Trivino 1-0
          • Batters Faced - M. Fiers 23, R. Buchter 3, L. Trivino 4, B. Treinen 6
          • 9TH INNING
            Crawford doubled to left center, Seager scored56
            Santana homered to left center46
          • 8TH INNING
            Laureano hit sacrifice fly to right, Canha scored36
          • 5TH INNING
            Haniger homered to left35
          • 4TH INNING
            Pinder doubled to left, Phegley and Semien scored25
            Semien singled to left, Laureano scored, Phegley to third, Semien to second on left fielder Santana fielding error23
            Santana homered to left center22
          • 3RD INNING
            Profar reached on an infield single to shortstop, Pinder scored, Chapman out at home, Canha to second12
            Haniger singled to shallow left, Bruce scored11
          • 1ST INNING
            Chapman homered to right center01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Blake Treinen relieved Lou Trivino
            • O. Narvaez: Ball, Ball, Narvaez lined out to center
            • D. Santana: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Santana homered to left center
            • K. Seager: Seager doubled to left
            • J. Bruce: Strike looking, Ball, Bruce fouled out to left
            • J. Crawford: Crawford doubled to left center, Seager scored
            • S. Long: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Long flied out to right
            • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Lou Trivino relieved Ryan Buchter
            • S. Long: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Long doubled to left
            • M. Haniger: Strike swinging, Haniger grounded out to third
            • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Vogelbach struck out swinging
            • E. Encarnacion: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Encarnacion struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Brandon Brennan relieved Anthony Bass
            • M. Canha: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Canha doubled to deep right
            • J. Profar: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Profar grounded out to second, Canha to third
            • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Laureano hit sacrifice fly to right, Canha scored
            • R. Grossman: Ball, Strike looking, Grossman grounded out to second
            • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Ryan Buchter relieved Mike Fiers
            • K. Seager: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
            • J. Bruce: Foul, Ball, Bruce popped out to shortstop
            • J. Crawford: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Bass Pitching:
            • C. Pinder: Pinder popped out to shortstop
            • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Chapman grounded out to second
            • M. Olson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Olson flied out to center
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Encarnacion popped out to shortstop
            • O. Narvaez: Ball, Narvaez flied out to left
            • D. Santana: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Santana grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Anthony Bass relieved Austin Adams
            • R. Grossman: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Grossman struck out looking
            • J. Phegley: Phegley grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Semien: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Semien grounded out to third
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • J. Crawford: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
            • S. Long: Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Foul, Long flied out to right
            • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Haniger homered to left
            • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Vogelbach struck out looking
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • A. Adams Pitching:
            • M. Canha: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Canha struck out looking
            • J. Profar: Profar lined out to left
            • R. Laureano: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Laureano popped out to first
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Encarnacion lined out to center
            • O. Narvaez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Narvaez grounded out to third
            • D. Santana: Santana homered to left center
            • K. Seager: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Seager singled to center
            • J. Bruce: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bruce struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Y. Kikuchi Pitching:
            • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Laureano doubled to shallow right
            • R. Grossman: Foul, Ball, Grossman flied out to right
            • J. Phegley: Ball, Ball, Phegley hit by pitch
            • M. Semien: Semien singled to left, Laureano scored, Phegley to third, Semien to second on left fielder Santana fielding error
            • C. Pinder: Ball, Foul, Pinder doubled to left, Phegley and Semien scored
            • Austin Adams relieved Yusei Kikuchi
            • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Chapman struck out swinging
            • M. Olson: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Olson struck out looking
            • End of the 4th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 3RD INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • J. Bruce: Bruce doubled to shallow left
            • J. Crawford: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Crawford lined out to left
            • S. Long: Strike looking, Long grounded out to shortstop, Bruce to third
            • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Strike looking, Haniger singled to shallow left, Bruce scored
            • D. Vogelbach: Vogelbach flied out to center
            • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Y. Kikuchi Pitching:
            • M. Semien: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Semien flied out to right
            • C. Pinder: Strike looking, Ball, Pinder singled to left
            • M. Chapman: Chapman singled to center, Pinder to second
            • M. Olson: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Olson fouled out to catcher
            • M. Canha: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Canha walked, Pinder to third, Chapman to second
            • J. Profar: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Profar reached on an infield single to shortstop, Pinder scored, Chapman out at home, Canha to second
            • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • O. Narvaez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Narvaez flied out to center
            • D. Santana: Foul, Santana grounded out to first
            • K. Seager: Seager grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Y. Kikuchi Pitching:
            • J. Profar: Ball, Strike looking, Profar lined out to center
            • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Ball, Laureano singled to left
            • R. Grossman: Ball, Laureano stole second, Strike looking, Grossman grounded out to third
            • J. Phegley: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Phegley struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Foul, Haniger lined out to center
            • D. Vogelbach: Foul, Foul, Vogelbach grounded out to first
            • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Encarnacion grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Y. Kikuchi Pitching:
            • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Semien singled to left
            • C. Pinder: Pinder grounded into double play third to second to first, Semien out at second
            • M. Chapman: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Chapman homered to right center
            • M. Olson: Foul, Olson reached on bunt single to shortstop
            • M. Canha: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Canha popped out to shortstop
            • End of the 1st (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)