Mitch Haniger homers twice, Mariners win on wild pitch once more in opposition to A’s

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Mitch Haniger homers twice, Mariners win on wild pitch again against A’s

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – JULY 24: Mitch Haniger # 17 of the Seattle Mariners laps the bases after scoring a home run in the third inning against the Oakland Athletics at T-Mobile Park on July 24, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Alika Jenner / Getty Images)

Rookie Jarred Kelenic scored the winning run on a wild pitch from Lou Trivino in the lower round of 16, Mitch Haniger homered twice and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Saturday night.

Mariners 5, A’s 4: Box score

It was the second straight game Seattle won in a wild place after Dylan Moore scored from second place on two consecutive wild places on Friday night to give the Mariners a 4-3 victory. They’re the top 22-8 in the major league in singles this season and have won eight of the last twelve.

Another wild night 🤪 #SeaUsRise

– Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) July 25, 2021

Trivino (3-4) gave Luis Torrens a single to start in ninth place. Torrens, a catcher, went to Walton. Trivino went to two of the next three doughs to load the bases. Kendall Graveman (3-0) threw in ninth place for the win.

Haniger led the Mariners 4-3 in their fifth game in his third multi-homer game of the season. He’s one of six players in baseball with 10 or more games with multiple extra base hits.

He doubled the left center wall in the first and hit a solo homer in the same spot in the third, where Ramon Laureano pounded his glove into the top of the wall after an out of play fan pulled the ball out of his mitt.

By: @ M_Hanny17
To: The “pen”

– Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) July 25, 2021

Haniger added his 25th homer in the fifth with Ty France on board for a 4-3 lead. He has now safely bottomed out in 22 of 23 games with nine homers and 21 RBIs over this period.

He was at the plate when Trivino started his wild pitch.

France brought the Mariners 1-0 lead in the first and scored Haniger with an RBI individual from second place.

Mitch and Ty will get us on board right away!

– Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) July 25, 2021

But the Athletics rallied in third place on an RBI single from Tony Kemp and a two-time single from Jed Lowrie for a 3-1 lead against promising rookie right-hander Logan Gilbert.

Laureano’s single One Batter later ended Gilbert’s night, although the Mariners won their 10th straight game, with Gilbert making the start.

Catcher Aramis Garcia, who started for the beaten up Sean Murphy, cleared the rally in seventh place with a solo Homer-Off-Relief Drew Steckenrider who leaned around the right field pole just above the wall and tied them all with 4.

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Athletics: Murphy usually catches Bassitt, but manager Bob Melvin gave him the day off after fouling balls from his calf and ankle and being hit by bad luck in their 4-3 loss to the Mariners on Friday night. He also blocked and chased a number of wild pitches. “He’s a little crazy,” said Melvin.


Athletics: LHP Cole Irvin (7-8, 3.42) wants to improve to 5-1 in June and July.

Mariners: LHP Marco Gonzales (2-5, 5.69) is looking for his second win in a row in the series finals.

France: “Very happy” with the M’s game, but “the job is not done yet”