Monday, September 26, 2022

No-hits till 8th, M scores 2 in 9th on wild pitches, top A’s

Oakland, Calif. – ( Associated Press) – Oakland starter Frankie Montas bid a no-hit in the eighth inning, then reliever A.J. Pook bowled a pair of run-scoring wild pitches with two outs in the ninth that stunned the Seattle Mariners on a Thursday. 2-1 win over the Athletics

The Mariners loaded the base with three walks and rallied on the puck’s wayward toss to complete a three-game sweep. Seattle won with two hits, both in eighth.

Before Wild Ninth, it looked like 29-year-old Montas would be the story of the day.

Montas did not allow a hit until Adam Frazier lined up a clean single to left field in the eighth with two outs. Montas dropped another hit and was pulled after the innings.

Montas scored eight runs in eight innings at a season-high, and went out with a 1–0 lead – he has had 11 of 15 backs with one or zero runs. He is expected to be one of the available starting pitchers as the trade deadline of August 2 draws near.

With Danny Jimenez close to a regular with a shoulder injury, Zack Jackson (1-2) entered ninth and went for two before Pook entered with two outs and two ons.

Pook runs to load the bases before throwing wild pitches to pinch-hitter Kevin Padloa, which Dylan Moore and Jesse Winker score.

Paul Seewald retired to the bottom of ninth to save his fifth. The Mariners have won 11 of their last 12 at the Oakland Coliseum.

The AK’s are 3-16 in June and the AL’s worst record is 23-48.

Seattle ace Robbie Ray limited the A to four hits and scored six runs in six innings. Oakland scored for the first time when Christian Bethancourt hit an RBI single to stop the 0-for-12 fall.

Reliever Diego Castillo (4-1) won.

Mariners first baseman Ty Frances, enjoying All-Star caliber in the first half of the season, left the game in the bottom of fifth when he collided with Oakland’s Sheldon Newse while throwing on the bag.

France’s left arm was bent backward and upon contact with the news, her glove came off, causing France to fall to the ground in pain.

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Mariners: Seattle announced that C Tom Murphy (left shoulder dislocated) will have surgery and miss the rest of the season. He has been sidelined since he was injured while playing at the plate on 7 May. “He tried everything he could to get back,” said manager Scott Servais. “He did a PRP injection, he took a lot of different treatments to try to get it back and go. It just wasn’t taking off.”

Athletics: Off Stephen Piscotti (left calf strained) will play the third rehab game on Friday for Triple-A Las Vegas. Manager Mark Cootse said reports have been good but did not give a timetable for Piscotti’s return to the active roster.

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Active LHP Sam Moll of A from the COVID-19 list. RHP Domingo Tapia, who bowled 2 1/3 innings of relief Wednesday night, was selected for Triple-A Las Vegas.


RHP Chris Flexon (2-8, 4.23) takes the ball to Seattle in Friday’s series opener against the Angels in Anaheim. The A began a 10-game road trip to Kansas City with LHP Cole Irwin (2-4, 3.14) on the mound.


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