Mariners Beat A’s; Giambi Streak Ends

From Associated Press

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.


Next Series for Angels

WHO: Seattle Mariners

WHERE: at Seattle

WHEN: Today: 7 p.m., Friday: 7 p.m., Saturday: 7 p.m., Sunday: 1:30 p.m.