Valencia homers in 7-run, A’s rally past Mariners

Oakland Athletics beat Seattle Mariners 11-5 on Monday night

Oakland Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie reaches to catch the pick-off throw as Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano, right, attempts to steal second base in the second inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Seattle. Lawrie's tag on Cano was ruled an out after the initial safe call on the field was challenged by the Athletics. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Oakland Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie reaches to catch the pick-off throw as Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano, right, attempts to steal second base in the second inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Seattle. Lawrie's tag on Cano was ruled an out after the initial safe call on the field was challenged by the Athletics. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SEATTLE (AP) — Danny Valencia homered and Stephen Vogt doubled twice in Oakland’s seven-run fifth inning, and the Athletics climbed out of a big hole against Hisashi Iwakuma for an 11-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night.

Josh Reddick also went deep and drove in three runs for the A’s, who rallied after starter Felix Doubront exited early with a bruised foot.

Oakland trailed 5-0 in the fifth after Iwakuma, who tossed a no-hitter Aug. 12 at Safeco Field against Baltimore, allowed just one single through four innings.

Vogt got the outburst started with a leadoff double. Two outs later, Billy Burns and Mark Canha connected on consecutive two-run doubles to make it 5-4.

Reddick tied it with an infield single and Valencia hit his 12th home run, bouncing it off the top of the left-center wall.

Vogt doubled again before Brett Lawrie lined out to left field, finally ending the inning.

It was Oakland’s second seven-run inning this season, matching the eighth on May 1 at Texas.

Iwakuma (5-3) lasted 4 2-3 innings — the first time he failed to pitch at least five this season. He allowed seven runs and seven hits with a walk and four strikeouts.

It was the first time he gave up seven runs in an inning, and it matched his career high for a game.

Edward Mujica (3-4) threw two hitless innings for the win. Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte worked two perfect innings and Drew Pomeranz finished up as A’s relievers retired their final 16 batters.

Reddick, who had three hits, hit his 15th homer in a three-run ninth.

Franklin Gutierrez and Mark Trumbo homered for Seattle.

The Mariners also had one big inning, taking advantage of Doubront’s early departure in a five-run third.

Robinson Cano bounced a hard one-hopper off Doubront’s right ankle in the first. The lefty remained in the game for two innings before manager Bob Melvin removed him.

Evan Scribner entered in the third and was hit hard. Cano had a run-scoring single. Scribner then hit Nelson Cruz on the right elbow with a pitch, a painful way to extend his career-high streak of reaching base safely to 34 consecutive games.

Cruz has 16 homers during the streak, the first player with an on-base streak of at least 30 games with 15 or more home runs since Jim Edmonds for the Cardinals in 2004.

Gutierrez followed with a three-run homer, his eighth. Trumbo hit a solo shot, his eighth with the Mariners.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Athletics: RHP Kendall Graveman was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique. To take his place, the club recalled infielder Max Muncy from Triple-A Nashville.

Mariners: LHP James Paxton threw 36 pitches Sunday for Triple-A Tacoma in his first rehab start after nearly three months on the disabled list with a strained middle finger. He finished his night with 14 more pitches in the bullpen. “First time in a competitive setting in more than three months, I was pretty happy with myself,” Paxton said. The plan is to have him throw 65-70 pitches Friday.

UP NEXT

Athletics: RHP Jesse Chavez (7-12, 3.75 ERA) has held opponents to a .187 batting average in his past three starts. He needs one win to match his career high. His 12 losses are second-most in the AL. He is 0-4 with a 3.43 ERA in 14 appearances against Seattle.

Mariners: LHP Mike Montgomery (4-6, 4.16) is on a late-season slide, going 0-4 with a 7.45 ERA over his last eight starts. The 25-year-old rookie has not won since beating Oakland 2-1 on July 5.

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