Seattle has stretched its winning streak to nine games.
The Mariners erupted for six runs in the fifth inning to win a rain-shortened game at Oakland 6-to-2. Play was stopped in the bottom of the seventh following a second rain delay.
Jeremy Giambi homered twice to put the Athletics ahead 2-to-0 before the Mariners took control. Mike Cameron hit the tie braking two-run double, and Ruben Sierra delivered an RBI single before Carlos Guillen capped the rally with a sacrifice fly.
Ichiro Suzuki had three hits for Seattle. Joel Piniero picked up the victory in relief of Freddy Garcia, who served up Giambi´s two homers.
Cory Lidle absorbed the loss.
The A´s take on the Mariners in Oakland again tonight. Hear all the action on AM 1450, KVML beginning at 7:05 p.m.
In the Giants Padres game last night, Kirk Rueter fired a three-hitter over seven shutout innings to pitch San Francisco to a 5-to-1 win over San Diego.
Rueter improved to 9-and-2 lifetime against the Padres, allowing just one runner to reach third.
Benito Santiago hit a two-run homer to back Rueter´s first victory of the year. Jeff Kent added a sacrifice fly, and Barry Bonds went 1-for-2 with three walks, two intentional.
Brett Tomko slipped to 0-and-1 by giving up two earned runs over six innings.
Padres manager Bruce Bochy and first baseman Phil Nevin were tossed from the game for arguing a strike call. Nevin
had to be restrained from going after umpire Mike Everitt.