Edgar Martinez homered twice and Bob Wolcott pitched 7 2/3 strong innings as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Oakland Athletics, 9-4, Wednesday night.
Paul Sorrento and John Marzano also homered for Seattle.
Ken Griffey Jr. left the game because of tightness in his right hamstring after hitting a run-scoring double in the first inning. He will be reevaluated by Mariner team doctors today.
Jason Giambi went 0 for 4, ending a 25-game hitting streak--the longest for any A’s player since the team moved to Oakland.
Wolcott (4-4) gave up nine hits and struck out five. Reliever Scott Sanders gave up Rafael Bournigal’s two-run homer in the ninth inning, his first career home run. Bournigal finished with a career-high four hits.
Don Wengert (3-6) lasted only 4 1/3 innings, giving up eight hits and six earned runs.
Seattle took an early 2-0 lead. With one out in the first inning, Griffey doubled in one run and third baseman Scott Brosius’ fielding error allowed pinch-runner Jose Cruz Jr. to score from second.
Sorrento’s three-run homer in the third, his 12th of the year, increased Seattle’s lead to 5-1.
Martinez led off the fifth and seventh with homers and now has 12.Marzano added a two-run homer in the fifth.
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