The Seattle Mariners visited the Oakland Athletics on Friday to kick off a three-game series that will lead into the All-Star break. The Mariners led the game for seven innings, but the bullpen was unable to hold onto a lead and the Mariners offense was characteristically absent. In the end, the A's won on a walk-off home run in the 11th inning to take game one by the final score of 4-1.
In the top of the first inning, Casper Wells hit a one-out single, went to second on a Miguel Olivo single and came in to score on an RBI single by Kyle Seager. The Seager RBI was yet another with two outs and gave the Mariners a 1-0 lead, which Kevin Millwood would keep in place while holding the A's to just three hits over thee next seven innings.
The A's finally got on the board in the bottom of the eighth, when Jemile Weeks hit a two-out RBI single that plated Brandon Hicks.
In the top of the ninth, Carlos Peguero hit a two-out triple, but Dustin Ackley was unable to bring him home. The game went to extra innings and the A's finally broke through in the bottom of the 11th inning. After Oliver Perez gave up two singles, Steve Delabar was brought in and promptly served up a walk-off home run from Chris Carter that sunk the M's.
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