A's hit 6 home runs to back Bailey in 10-2 win over Mariners

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) After a mostly solid outing in his Oakland debut, Homer Bailey stood in front of his locker and grinned as a chorus boos from his new teammates broke out when a member of the media relations staffed turned down the volume on the postgame music blaring through the Athletics clubhouse.

''I like this team more every minute,'' Bailey said.

The A's are pretty happy, too.

Bailey shook off a rocky start to go six innings, Mark Canha and Jurickson Profar both homered twice and the A's beat the Seattle Mariners 10-2 on Wednesday.

Chad Pinder and Ramon Laureano also went deep as the A's matched their season high with six home runs despite losing Gold Glove third baseman Matt Chapman to an ankle injury after two innings.

''They got some hits off him early in the game but then (he) shut it down when he needed to,'' A's manager Bob Melvin said of Bailey. ''I thought it was a really good start for him. It's still kind of early for me watching him but I thought he was effective today and he threw strikes.''

Bailey (8-6) allowed seven hits and two runs for his fourth consecutive win and first since being acquired from Kansas City over the weekend to add depth and experience to Oakland's lineup for a possible playoff run. Bailey struck out six, including cleanup hitter Omar Narvaez twice, and didn't walk a batter.

The 33-year-old hadn't pitched since July 4 because of the All-Star break and the trade on Sunday when he was notified of the deal while warming up in the bullpen. It showed early as Bailey had to work around a leadoff double by Mallex Smith in the first then gave up two runs in the second before settling in.

''I was a little rusty early and then was able to find that tempo, find where I wanted to be,'' Bailey said. ''The way that this team fights for nine innings is outstanding. If I can keep it close they're going to score runs and play great defense.''

The A's backed their new starting pitcher with plenty of power.

Canha hit a go-ahead home run in the fourth off Tommy Milone (1-4) then added another solo drive in the sixth. It's the first multi-homer game of Canha's career.

Profar hit a pair of two-run home runs, in the second and eighth.

Pinder added a three-run shot in the sixth, and Laureano homered in the eighth.

The A's have homered in a season-high 17 consecutive games.

''It's kind of contagious,'' Canha said. ''We're feeding off each other really well right now, and that's what we do. That's part of our strength as a team.''

Oakland has won six straight and 12 of 14.

Tim Beckham had two hits for Seattle. The Mariners have lost six straight.

''Rough road trip for us,'' manager Scott Servais said. ''Really didn't do much at all offensively to put up any big numbers at all.''

Milone followed opener Erik Swanson and allowed five runs in 4 1/3 innings.

Chapman left the game after two innings because of left ankle soreness and is day to day. Chapman appeared to get spiked near his ankle by Pinder on Tuesday while both were chasing a fly ball but Melvin said the issue has been lingering.

''Today it was to the point where we didn't want to run him out there for the full game,'' Melvin said.

SLICK DEFENSE

Pinder made a diving catch in left field to rob J.P. Crawford of a hit in the first. Laureano added a defensive gem in the eighth when he made a catch at the wall in center field to take a hit away from Beckham.

TRAINERS ROOM

Mariners: Mitch Haniger, out since June 7 because of a ruptured testicle, has been cleared to begin baseball activities slowly. He will play some catch and hit off a tee but Seattle isn't rushing Haniger's recovery. ''He's feeling pain certain days so we've got to be careful how fast we go,'' manager Scott Servais said. ''He can't do a whole lot of heavy lifting. He's got to be really careful. That's a serious injury.''

Athletics: OF Stephen Piscotty (sprained right knee) did some running drills before the game. Piscotty will continue to work out in Oakland and is expected to join the team in Houston before possibly beginning a rehab assignment.

UP NEXT

Mariners: RHP Mike Leake (7-8, 4.60 ERA) makes his second straight start against the Angels on Friday in Seattle. Leake was knocked around the first time for seven runs (four earned) and retired only two batters on July 12.

Athletics: RHP Mike Fiers (9-3, 3.61) has won seven consecutive decisions dating to his no-hitter against Cincinnati on May 7. Fiers pitches against Minnesota on Thursday in the opener of a seven-game road trip.

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  • W: H. Bailey (8-6)L: T. Milone (1-4)
  • HR: OAK - J. Profar 2 (13), M. Canha 2 (15), C. Pinder (8), R. Laureano (19)
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K. Seager 3B40100012.191.269.340.6090.5
T. Murphy C30100102.268.304.520.8232.0
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    R. Grossman LF20000101.260.358.394.7521.0
    M. Olson 1B30100100.256.338.564.9032.0
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    R. Laureano CF43311010.274.324.501.82511.5
    K. Davis DH41100012.232.301.416.7181.5
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    C. Pinder LF-3B41131000.245.288.422.7098.0
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      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Smith (14)
      • 3B - T. Beckham, D. Moore
      • RBI - D. Moore (12), D. Gordon (26)
      • 2-Out RBI - D. Moore (9), D. Gordon (11)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Smith, J. Crawford 2 (2), O. Narvaez, T. Beckham, K. Seager, D. Gordon
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Laureano 2 (21)
      • HR - M. Canha 2 (15), R. Laureano (19), J. Profar 2 (13), C. Pinder (8)
      • RBI - M. Canha 2 (26), R. Laureano (52), J. Profar 4 (45), C. Pinder 3 (28)
      • 2-Out RBI - C. Pinder 3 (9)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Grossman, M. Canha
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - M. Smith (26)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Seager-Gordon-Beckham)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Profar-Semien-Olson)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      E. Swanson2.02221218.101.442.0
      T. Milone (L, 1-4)4.15553233.951.02-5.0
      C. Gearrin0.20000004.281.510.0
      M. Festa1.03330025.751.52-3.0
      PITCHERSIP
      E. Swanson2.0
      T. Milone (L, 1-4)4.1
      C. Gearrin0.2
      M. Festa1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      H. Bailey (W, 8-6)6.07220604.691.4022.0
      Y. Petit1.01000102.390.842.5
      J. Soria1.00001104.671.112.5
      B. Treinen1.00001104.541.562.5
      PITCHERSIP
      H. Bailey (W, 8-6)6.0
      Y. Petit1.0
      J. Soria1.0
      B. Treinen1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - E. Swanson 48-33, T. Milone 89-54, C. Gearrin 1-1, M. Festa 14-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Swanson 2-2, T. Milone 5-6, C. Gearrin 1-0, M. Festa 1-2
      • Batters Faced - E. Swanson 9, T. Milone 21, C. Gearrin, M. Festa 6
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - H. Bailey 87-54, Y. Petit 17-12, J. Soria 24-15, B. Treinen 15-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - H. Bailey 5-6, J. Soria 1-1, B. Treinen 1-1
      • Batters Faced - H. Bailey 24, Y. Petit 4, J. Soria 4, B. Treinen 4
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      J. Crawford SS40000013.261.328.442.770-0.5
      D. Santana RF40000021.277.343.484.827-1.0
      O. Narvaez DH30000131.294.366.498.864-0.5
      T. Beckham 1B41200001.233.283.469.7525.0
      K. Seager 3B40100012.191.269.340.6090.5
      T. Murphy C30100102.268.304.520.8232.0
      D. Moore LF41110013.197.299.350.6504.5
      D. Gordon 2B40110002.264.293.354.6472.0
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        M. Semien SS40000100.271.349.452.8011.0
        M. Chapman 3B10000000.279.363.552.9150.0
        R. Grossman LF20000101.260.358.394.7521.0
        M. Olson 1B30100100.256.338.564.9032.0
        M. Canha RF42222013.254.386.558.94411.5
        R. Laureano CF43311010.274.324.501.82511.5
        K. Davis DH41100012.232.301.416.7181.5
        J. Profar 2B33242110.217.280.400.68015.5
        C. Pinder LF-3B41131000.245.288.422.7098.0
        J. Phegley C40000000.249.290.434.7240.0
        H. Bailey P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        Y. Petit P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Smith (14)
          • 3B - T. Beckham, D. Moore
          • RBI - D. Moore (12), D. Gordon (26)
          • 2-Out RBI - D. Moore (9), D. Gordon (11)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Smith, J. Crawford 2 (2), O. Narvaez, T. Beckham, K. Seager, D. Gordon
          BATTING
          • 2B - R. Laureano 2 (21)
          • HR - M. Canha 2 (15), R. Laureano (19), J. Profar 2 (13), C. Pinder (8)
          • RBI - M. Canha 2 (26), R. Laureano (52), J. Profar 4 (45), C. Pinder 3 (28)
          • 2-Out RBI - C. Pinder 3 (9)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Grossman, M. Canha
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - M. Smith (26)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Seager-Gordon-Beckham)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Profar-Semien-Olson)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          E. Swanson2.02221218.101.442.0
          T. Milone (L, 1-4)4.15553233.951.02-5.0
          C. Gearrin0.20000004.281.510.0
          M. Festa1.03330025.751.52-3.0
          Total8.0101010446---
          PITCHERSIP
          E. Swanson2.0
          T. Milone (L, 1-4)4.1
          C. Gearrin0.2
          M. Festa1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          H. Bailey (W, 8-6)6.07220604.691.4022.0
          Y. Petit1.01000102.390.842.5
          J. Soria1.00001104.671.112.5
          B. Treinen1.00001104.541.562.5
          Total9.0822290---
          PITCHERSIP
          H. Bailey (W, 8-6)6.0
          Y. Petit1.0
          J. Soria1.0
          B. Treinen1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - E. Swanson 48-33, T. Milone 89-54, C. Gearrin 1-1, M. Festa 14-12
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Swanson 2-2, T. Milone 5-6, C. Gearrin 1-0, M. Festa 1-2
          • Batters Faced - E. Swanson 9, T. Milone 21, C. Gearrin, M. Festa 6
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - H. Bailey 87-54, Y. Petit 17-12, J. Soria 24-15, B. Treinen 15-9
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - H. Bailey 5-6, J. Soria 1-1, B. Treinen 1-1
          • Batters Faced - H. Bailey 24, Y. Petit 4, J. Soria 4, B. Treinen 4
          • 8TH INNING
            Profar homered to center, Davis scored210
            Laureano homered to center28
          • 6TH INNING
            Pinder homered to right center, Laureano and Profar scored27
            Canha homered to center24
          • 4TH INNING
            Canha homered to left center23
          • 2ND INNING
            Profar homered to right center, Laureano scored22
            Gordon singled to center, Moore scored20
            Moore tripled to deep right, Beckham scored10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Blake Treinen relieved Joakim Soria
            • K. Seager: Seager flied out to deep right
            • T. Murphy: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Murphy walked
            • D. Moore: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Moore struck out swinging
            • D. Gordon: Ball, Ball, Gordon grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Joakim Soria relieved Yusmeiro Petit
            • J. Crawford: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Crawford grounded out to second
            • D. Santana: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
            • O. Narvaez: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Narvaez walked
            • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Beckham flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Matthew Festa relieved Cory Gearrin
            • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Laureano homered to center
            • K. Davis: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Davis singled to center
            • J. Profar: Strike looking, Profar homered to center, Davis scored
            • C. Pinder: Pinder grounded out to third
            • J. Phegley: Phegley flied out to right
            • M. Semien: Strike looking, Semien popped out to shortstop
            • End of the 8th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Yusmeiro Petit relieved Homer Bailey
            • T. Murphy: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Murphy singled to left
            • D. Moore: Foul, Moore flied out to deep right
            • D. Gordon: Ball, Gordon flied out to left
            • M. Smith: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Smith struck out looking
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Milone Pitching:
            • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Semien grounded out to shortstop
            • R. Grossman: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Grossman walked
            • M. Olson: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Olson singled to center, Grossman to second
            • Cory Gearrin relieved Tommy Milone
            • M. Canha: Canha grounded into double play third to second to first, Olson out at second
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • H. Bailey Pitching:
            • D. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
            • O. Narvaez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Narvaez struck out looking
            • T. Beckham: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Beckham tripled to deep right
            • K. Seager: Ball, Seager grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Milone Pitching:
            • M. Olson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Olson grounded out to second
            • M. Canha: Canha homered to center
            • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Ball, Laureano doubled to left center
            • K. Davis: Strike looking, Davis flied out to deep center, Laureano to third
            • J. Profar: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Profar walked
            • C. Pinder: Ball, Foul, Pinder homered to right center, Laureano and Profar scored
            • J. Phegley: Phegley flied out to center
            • End of the 6th (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • H. Bailey Pitching:
            • D. Gordon: Foul, Gordon grounded bunt out to pitcher
            • M. Smith: Ball, Ball, Smith lined out to left
            • J. Crawford: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Crawford grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Milone Pitching:
            • C. Pinder: Pinder lined out to center
            • J. Phegley: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Phegley grounded out to second
            • M. Semien: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Semien walked
            • R. Grossman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Grossman flied out to deep center
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • H. Bailey Pitching:
            • K. Seager: Seager singled to left center
            • T. Murphy: Ball, Murphy flied out to deep left
            • D. Moore: Strike looking, Moore grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Seager out at second
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Milone Pitching:
            • M. Canha: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Canha homered to left center
            • R. Laureano: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Laureano struck out looking
            • K. Davis: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Davis grounded out to third
            • J. Profar: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Profar struck out looking
            • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • Robbie Grossman in left field
            • D. Santana: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Santana lined out to right
            • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Narvaez struck out swinging
            • T. Beckham: Ball, Beckham popped out to second
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Tommy Milone relieved Erik Swanson
            • M. Semien: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Semien flied out to deep center
            • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Grossman grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Olson: Ball, Olson flied out to deep left
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • H. Bailey Pitching:
            • T. Beckham: Ball, Foul, Beckham singled to left
            • K. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
            • T. Murphy: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Murphy popped out to second
            • D. Moore: Ball, Ball, Moore tripled to deep right, Beckham scored
            • D. Gordon: Gordon singled to center, Moore scored
            • M. Smith: Ball, Ball, Smith singled to right, Gordon to third
            • J. Crawford: Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Ball, Smith stole second, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Crawford struck out on foul tip
            • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • E. Swanson Pitching:
            • R. Laureano: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Laureano doubled to left center
            • K. Davis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • J. Profar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Profar homered to right center, Laureano scored
            • C. Pinder: Ball, Pinder grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Phegley: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Phegley grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • H. Bailey Pitching:
            • M. Smith: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smith doubled to left center
            • J. Crawford: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Crawford flied out to shallow left
            • D. Santana: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Santana grounded out to third
            • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Narvaez struck out looking
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • E. Swanson Pitching:
            • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Semien lined out to center
            • M. Chapman: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Chapman fouled out to first
            • M. Olson: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Olson walked
            • M. Canha: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Canha struck out looking
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)