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Mariners seek encore after walk-off win over A's
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The Seattle Mariners were one strike away from seeing a dreadful stretch continue.
Six pitches later, they were celebrating wildly, and now they have a chance to sweep a two-game set from the visiting Oakland Athletics in Tuesday's series finale.
The Mariners have won three of their past 15 games after pushing across two runs in the bottom of the 10th inning on Monday for a 6-5 victory.
Domingo Santana delivered the tying double -- it was about one foot fair down the left field line -- and scored the winning run on Omar Narvaez's single.
It was a timely rally after Seattle was outscored 34-8 while losing three straight games in Boston over the weekend and found itself down 4-1 entering the bottom of the eighth inning on Monday.
"It was really important to get that winning feeling back," Santana said in a postgame television interview on ROOT Sports. "It was a great overall game. Both teams competed, and we got it done."
Mariners manager Scott Servais hopes the comeback victory will ignite his struggling team.
"They hit five solo homers," Servais said of the A's in his postgame press conference. "They say solo homers never beat you, and tonight they almost did. We got big hits from Domingo and Omar. Really nice win. We needed that one."
It was a crushing defeat for Oakland, which has dropped 10 of its past 11 away games. The Athletics' 5-14 road mark is tied for last in the American League.
Slugger Khris Davis hit two of Oakland's solo homers as he ended a 20-game drought without once slugging the ball over the fence.
It was the 25th career multi-homer outing for Davis, who has smacked 23 career homers against Seattle.
Oakland manager Bob Melvin liked what he witnessed from Davis, who hit 133 homers over the previous three seasons, more than anyone else in the majors.
"That's huge for us," Melvin told reporters of Davis emerging from his power outage. "He's the key to our offense, sits in the four-hole, hits 40 homers a year. That's kind of who he is. ... Once he hit one, it's not uncommon for him to hit another one."
On Tuesday, Mike Leake (2-4, 4.37 ERA) will look to stymie Davis, who is 6-for-24 with one homer against the Seattle right-hander.
Leake will also be looking to halt a six-start winless stretch.
The 31-year-old veteran is 0-4 during the span and hasn't won since beating the Chicago White Sox on April 6. Leake pitched well in his last outing, Thursday against the New York Yankees, but took the loss despite allowing just one run and six hits over seven innings.
Leake is 1-2 with a 4.57 ERA in eight career starts against the Athletics. He has struggled to retire Matt Chapman, who is 6-for-16 (.375) with two homers and three doubles against him. Stephen Piscotty is 6-for-17 (.353) with a homer vs. Leake.
Oakland will counter with left-hander Brett Anderson, who is 8-4 with a 2.19 ERA in 19 career appearances (18 starts) against Seattle.
Anderson (4-2, 4.19 ERA) received a no-decision in his last turn when he gave up four runs and five hits over six innings against the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday. The 31-year-old walked a season-worst five after issuing just eight free passes over his previous five outings combined.
A's closer Blake Treinen will be ready to pitch Tuesday after being held out of the series opener. His unavailability Monday led to fellow right-hander Joakim Soria being used for a second inning of work after Ramon Laureano hit a homer in the 10th to put Oakland ahead.
Soria retired the first five batters he faced before Seattle rallied for the win. It was Oakland's 10th blown save, the highest total in the majors.
--Field Level Media
Updated May 14, 2019