Dee Gordon's Unlikely Homer in Extra Innings Ends A's Four-game Win Streak


OAKLAND - Dee Gordon -- yes, Dee Gordon -- belted a 2-run home run off Yusmeiro Petit to break a scoreless tie in the 12th inning, as the Mariners snapped the A's four-game winning streak, 2-0. It was just Gordon's second home run of the season, and the 13th of his eight-year career.

The A's bats went quiet, mustering just six hits in 12 innings. Oakland fell to 72-49 on the season, 1 1/2 games behind first-place Houston, pending the result of Wednesday night's Astros-Rockies game. The A's still lead Seattle by 2 1/2 games for the second AL wild card spot.

James Pazos earned the win and improved to 3-1. Petit took the loss and fell to 5-3. Edwin Diaz picked up his MLB-leading 47th save.

Here's what else you need to know from Wednesday's loss ...

--- Brett Anderson tossed a masterful 7 2/3 innings, allowing just five hits and no walks, while striking out two. He recorded 16 ground ball outs and threw first pitch strikes to 21 of the 27 batters he faced. In his last three starts, Anderson has given up just two runs in 19 2/3 innings, for an ERA of 0.92. His season ERA is down to 3.90.

--- Mariners starter Mike Leake matched Anderson zero for zero. Leake pitched eight shutout innings, surrendering just two hits and a walk, with six strikeouts. He lowered his ERA to 3.90 for the season.

--- Matt Chapman extended his career-high hitting streak to 13 games with a double in the sixth inning. He is batting .340 (18-for-53) during the streak and has raised his season average to .279. Chapman has reached base safely in 29 straight games, the longest active streak in the American League.

--- Nick Martini had another impressive game in the leadoff spot, going 3-for-5. The 28-year-old rookie leads the Athletics with a .302 batting average and .416 on-base percentage.

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