Stephen Ellison

A’s Lose Heartbreaker in 10th Inning to Mariners

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SEATTLE (AP) After a night filled with home runs, it was Daniel Vogelbach taking a close pitch to walk, Domingo Santana dropping a well-placed double and Omar Narvaez's opposite-field single that capped the Seattle Mariners' rally.

And all of it happened with two outs in the 10th inning.

Santana hit a tying RBI double and then scored the winning run on Narvaez's single, as the Mariners rallied for a 6-5 win over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night.

Ramon Laureano hit a solo home run with two outs in the top of the 10th, the last of Oakland's five solo homers, to give the A's the lead. But Seattle had one rally left, all of it coming with two outs against Joakim Soria (1-3).

Seattle snapped a four-game losing streak and won for just the third time in the past 15 games.

"The past couple of series haven't really gone our way and there are a lot of competitive people in here and we want to win really badly," Vogelbach said. "There was a lot of emotion in that game. I'm glad we came out on top."

Vogelbach, whose three-run homer in the eighth tied the score at 4-4, walked. Pinch-runner Dee Gordon stole second and jogged home when Santana hit a 2-2 pitch from Soria just fair down the left-field line to pull Seattle even at 5-all. Narvaez followed with a single to left field and Santana scored well ahead of Robbie Grossman's throw.

"I really felt down when they got the home run in the 10th and it feels pretty good to bounce back," Narvaez said. "I know we haven't been pretty good lately, but today was the beginning."

Oakland starter Mike Fiers and his bid for consecutive no-hitters had long been finished before the crazy 10th inning. Laureano homered on a 1-2 pitch from Brandon Brennan (2-2), his fifth home run of the season, and Soria was one strike away against Santana from recording the final six outs to get the victory.

"What really hurt me was the walk," Soria said. "Like I said, I was running a little bit out of gas, but it's part of baseball, it's part of the game."

Khris Davis homered twice for Oakland, ending a monthlong drought without a long ball for last year's AL leader. Davis hit his 10th home run on April 12 against Texas, but had none in his next 70 at-bats before golfing an 0-2 pitch into the left-field bullpens in the sixth inning. Seattle starter Yusei Kikuchi had retired 10 straight before Davis connected.

Davis hit his second home run leading off the eighth inning. It was his 25th career multi-homer game. Mark Canha, activated off the injured list before the game, homered leading off the second inning and Matt Olson ended Kikuchi's night with a homer leading off the seventh inning. It was the third homer for Canha and second for Olson.

Seattle trailed 4-1 entering the eighth before Vogelbach's second home run since April 20, jumping on the first pitch from Lou Trivino and hitting the 97 mph fastball out to center field.

A's manager Bob Melvin was ejected moments after Vogelbach crossed home plate for arguing with home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn. Melvin seemed particularly upset with a 3-2 pitch to the previous batter, Edwin Encarnacion, who walked.

"I mean everybody saw that. It had an effect," Melvin said.

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