Mariners slug 4 homers, overtake A’s

Seattle overcame a 3-0 deficit and JA Happ made it stand up

Seattle Mariners' Nelson Cruz (23) celebrates after hitting a two-run home run, next to Oakland Athletics catcher Josh Phegley during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Friday, July 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Seattle Mariners' Nelson Cruz (23) celebrates after hitting a two-run home run, next to Oakland Athletics catcher Josh Phegley during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Friday, July 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Nelson Cruz, Seth Smith, Brad Miller and Logan Morrison all hit two-run homers and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 9-5 Friday night for their third win in four games.

J.A. Happ (4-5) snapped a personnel four-game slide with six strong innings, giving up three runs and eight hits. He struck out five and walked none.

Mark Canha had two hits and three RBIs, Billy Burns had two hits and drove in a run and Brett Lawrie and Josh Reddick also had two hits each for the A’s, who had won three of their previous four games. Marcus Semien also drove in a run.

Jesse Chavez (4-8) gave up four runs and nine hits in his 6 1/3 innings. He did not walk anyone and struck out four.

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