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American League Preview from The Sports Network



Saturday, April 12th (All times Eastern)

Oakland Athletics (6-4) at Seattle Mariners (6-3), 9:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Oakland - Sonny Gray (1-0, 0.75) Seattle - Erasmo Ramirez (1-1, 5.73)

(SportsNetwork.com) - Sonny Gray goes after his second win of the season Saturday when the Oakland Athletics resume their three-game set with the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field.

Gray wasn't at his best on Sunday, but still managed to beat Seattle, as he held the Mariners to three runs (1 earned) and six hits in six innings to improve to 1-0 to go along with a 0.75 ERA. He retired the final seven batters he faced and 10 of the last 11

"He's a battler," Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. "For a young guy, that's something you don't see often. It's easy to kind of throw in the towel and say it's not your day."

Gray, who had tossed six scoreless innings in a no-decision against Cleveland in his first start, is a perfect 2-0 in three starts versus the Mariners with a 1.50 ERA.

Seattle will oppose him with righty Erasmo Ramirez, who lost to Gray and the A's last Sunday and is 1-1 with a 5.75 ERA on the year. Ramirez struggled in that one, allowing five runs and seven hits in just four innings.

"I was fighting trying to throw strikes," Ramirez said. "My strength is putting the ball in play, just throwing the ball in the strike zone and making the hitter swing the bat. But today, I don't know. I didn't feel it. I didn't feel like the strike-thrower I am."

Ramirez has faced the A's five times (4 starts) and is 0-3 against them with a 5.23 ERA.

Seattle can only hope Ramirez delivers the way Felix Hernandez did in the opener. Hernandez struck out 11 batters over seven-plus innings and the Mariners got homers from Brad Miller and Mike Zunino in a 6-4 win.

Hernandez (3-0), who gave up four hits and was charged with two runs, has fanned 30 over his first three starts. He also became the first Mariners pitcher to record three wins in the team's first nine games of a season.

Dustin Ackley had three hits and scored twice, while Robinson Cano drove in a run for Seattle, which lost two of three in Oakland last weekend.

"I think the offense has always been a question in Seattle, how many runs we could put up," said Ackley. "Early on, we've proven that we can put some runs on the board and with the guys we've got on the mound, we're going to have a good chance to win a lot of games."

The A's scored all their runs in the eighth inning, but went 1-for-13 with men in scoring position and had a four-game win streak broken.

Tommy Milone (0-1) surrendered 10 hits and five runs -- three earned -- over five-plus frames. The southpaw also had seven strikeouts.

"We didn't play very well early in the game," said A's manager Bob Melvin. "Tommy pitched way better than his line would suggest."

Seattle was 11-8 versus the A's last season.

04/12 10:31:26 ET

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Final
PHI 91
CHA 109
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PHI 91
CHA 109
Final
ORL 94
UTA 101
Final
CLE 95
BRK 91
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BOS 114
MIN 98
Final
DET 100
TOR 110
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MIA 103
WAS 105
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MEM 97
CHI 103
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SAN 119
POR 129
4th
DEN 109
LAC 103
 
Half
LAL 50
OKC 52
 
Final
YOUNG 92
WILB 71
 
Final
TULA 56
JST 49
 
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RAD 76
SIENA 66
 
Final
BUCK 88
CASEWEST 65
 
Final
LIB 94
CPNC 65
 
Final
SCAR 68
CLEM 45
Final
CMICH 97
CONC 60
 
Final
MIAMI 44
EKENT 72
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GWEBB 91
HIWASSEE 71
 
Final
ODU 60
MDES 43
 
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BUF 88
NIAG 62
 
Final
KSU 71
NCAT 57
 
Final
FAM 65
UNF 83
 
Final
NORST 81
NARZ 62
 
Final
DART 58
NILL 55
 
Final
MORE 60
NKENTUCKY 83
 
Final
UCSB 69
SDCHR 46
 
Final
STJ 53
GAELS 47
Final
ALA 69
STILL 49
 
Final
HAMP 66
TENST 54
 
Final
TENN 61
TENT 58
Final
WMARY 86
WSHMD 46
 
Final
MERC 67
COOK 46
 
Final
FLGC 83
FUR 78
 
Final
CALST 49
SDKST 53
 
Final
MTST 68
CHAT 58
Final
NDAK 78
DICKINSON 48
 
Final
LAMON 76
LSUALEX 71
 
Final
PRIN 77
LIP 55
 
Final
LAM 80
MLGN 53
 
Final
MINN 92
SEAT 57
 
Final
LOYC 73
SUTAH 57
 
Final
SELA 81
WINT 71
 
Final
SILL 52
NO 56
 
Final
MARQ 83
ALAAM 49
 
Final
TTU 72
ARKPB 51
 
Final
DEN 84
COLST 85
 
Final
CREI 75
TXPA 60
 
2nd
CAL 58
EWASH 49
 
2nd
UTST 56
IDST 41
 
1st
UTEP 13
ARZ 19
 
11:59pm Tonight
CHAM
HAW
 
Final
NJD 3
TAM 2
Final
OTT 6
ANA 2
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DET 1
NYI 2
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WIN 2
BOS 1
Final
CAL 1
DAL 2