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W:H.Iwakuma(12-6) L:A.Griffin(10-9) S:D.Farquhar (9)
HR: SEA- M.Morse (13), B.Miller (5) OAK- C.Crisp (11), B.Moss (20)
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Wednesday, August 21st (All times Eastern)

Seattle Mariners (58-67) at Oakland Athletics (71-54), 3:35 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Seattle - Hisashi Iwakuma (11-6, 2.95) Oakland - A.J. Griffin (10-8, 3.76)

(Sports Network) - A.J. Griffin has managed to keep the ball in the park over his last two starts, but that may be because he has had trouble finding the plate.

The Oakland hurler looks for a little more control on Wednesday afternoon as the Athletics conclude a three-game series with the Seattle Mariners.

Griffin is second in the majors with 28 homers allowed, but has not been taken deep over consecutive no-decisions. However, he has walked 11 batters over that time after giving up just 32 over his first 23 outings.

The right-hander walked five and gave up four hits in Oakland's 3-2 win over Cleveland on Friday. Griffin was charged with just one unearned run, leaving him 10-8 on the year with a 3.76 earned run average.

"Seeing him throw 104 pitches after five innings is a little against the grain for him," Oakland manager Bob Melvin said on his team's website. "The ball was up in the zone at times, which you don't normally see out of him, either. He battled himself."

The 25-year-old Griffin has won his fair share of battles versus Seattle in his brief career, going 3-1 with a 3.13 ERA in four previous meetings.

Griffin should see Stephen Vogt behind the plate today after catcher Derek Norris suffered a broken left big toe in last night's 7-4 loss. The injury is likely to put Norris on the disabled list along with Oakland's other catcher John Jaso, who is out with a concussion.

Norris was hurt in a collision at the plate with Seattle's Nick Franklin during a five-run eighth inning for the Mariners that completed a rally for a 7-4 Seattle win. Franklin was also hurt on the play, suffering a lacerated left knee after getting cut by Norris' spike.

Franklin, who homered and drove in three runs in the game, is likely to miss a few games.

Brad Miller and Kendrys Morales also drove in runs during the big eighth inning, one that saw Seattle also score twice on wild pitches.

"When they got four runs early in the game we never gave up until the end," Franklin said. "It was just one of those games where we just had to grind it out."

Seattle moved to 4-4 on a nine-game road trip, while Oakland has the same record over a nine-game homestand and is 1 1/2 games back of Texas for first place in the AL West.

Josh Donaldson hit a two-run homer and Nate Freiman added a solo shot in the loss, just the second for Oakland in its last six games. However, Sean Doolittle did not record an out in the eighth inning and took the loss.

"I can't think of anything else," Doolittle said of his struggles after being charged with four runs on four hits. "Deception is not there. For whatever reason they're picking it up. I'm leaving it thigh-high in the middle-third of the plate."

The A's try to rebound on Wednesday against Hisashi Iwakuma, who has yielded two runs or fewer in five of his past six starts and snapped a two-start slide with Friday's 3-1 win at Texas.

The 32-year-old righty hurled seven innings of one-run ball, scattering four hits and three walks while striking out six. Iwakuma moved to 11-6 with a 2.95 ERA in 26 starts this season.

Iwakuma has faced the A's four times already this season, going 2-2 with a 3.96 ERA.

Seattle has the edge in the head-to-head series with Oakland this season, as the M's have won nine of the 15 meetings.

08/21 10:32:40 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
ROC 8
DUR 2
 
2:30pm Friday
STONYBROOK
NCSTATE
 
7:05pm Friday
SYR
DUR
 
6:35pm Saturday
SYR
DUR
 
5:05pm Sunday
SYR
DUR
 
Final
TEX 3
CLE 12
Final
COL 6
CIN 4
Final
MIA 2
PIT 5
Final
CWS 5
TOR 3
Final
KAN 2
NYY 4
Final
BOS 4
MIN 6
Final
PHI 0
NYM 7
Final
SEA 3
TAM 0
Final
SFG 3
MIL 1
Final
DET 3
OAK 2
Final
HOU 4
BAL 5
Final
WAS 3
CHC 0
Final
ARI 3
STL 4
Final
SDP 5
ANA 4
Final
ATL 3
LOS 2
1:05pm Today
CWS
BAL
 
4:35pm Today
CWS
BAL
 
8:05pm Tonight
BOS
TEX
 
10:05pm Tonight
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Tonight
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Tonight
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Tonight
PIT
SDP
 
10:15pm Tonight
ATL
SFG
 
4:05pm Friday
KAN
CHC
 
7:05pm Friday
COL
PHI
 
7:05pm Friday
TAM
BAL
 
7:10pm Friday
MIA
NYM
 
7:10pm Friday
WAS
CIN
 
8:05pm Friday
BOS
TEX
 
8:10pm Friday
ARI
MIL
 
8:10pm Friday
CWS
HOU
 
8:10pm Friday
TOR
MIN
 
8:15pm Friday
LOS
STL
 
10:05pm Friday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Friday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Friday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Friday
PIT
SDP
 
10:15pm Friday
ATL
SFG
 
2:10pm Saturday
TOR
MIN
 
3:05pm Saturday
COL
PHI
 
4:05pm Saturday
TAM
BAL
 
4:10pm Saturday
ARI
MIL
 
4:10pm Saturday
CWS
HOU
 
4:10pm Saturday
MIA
NYM
 
4:10pm Saturday
WAS
CIN
 
7:15pm Saturday
BOS
TEX
 
7:15pm Saturday
KAN
CHC
 
7:15pm Saturday
LOS
STL
 
10:05pm Saturday
ATL
SFG
 
10:05pm Saturday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Saturday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Saturday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Saturday
PIT
SDP
 
1:10pm Sunday
MIA
NYM
 
1:10pm Sunday
WAS
CIN
 
1:35pm Sunday
COL
PHI
 
1:35pm Sunday
TAM
BAL
 
2:10pm Sunday
ARI
MIL
 
2:10pm Sunday
CWS
HOU
 
2:10pm Sunday
TOR
MIN
 
2:15pm Sunday
LOS
STL
 
2:20pm Sunday
KAN
CHC
 
3:05pm Sunday
BOS
TEX
 
4:05pm Sunday
ATL
SFG
 
4:05pm Sunday
NYY
OAK
 
4:10pm Sunday
CLE
SEA
 
8:05pm Sunday
DET
ANA
 
9:10pm Sunday
PIT
SDP
 
7:05pm Monday
TOR
WAS
 
7:10pm Monday
CHC
MIA
 
7:10pm Monday
MIN
BOS
 
8:10pm Monday
BAL
HOU
 
8:10pm Monday
MIL
STL
 
8:40pm Monday
LOS
COL
 
9:40pm Monday
ATL
ARI
 
10:05pm Monday
TAM
ANA
 
10:10pm Monday
NYM
SDP
 
10:10pm Monday
NYY
SEA
 
10:15pm Monday
PIT
SFG
 
Final
HOU 90
GSW 104
Final
ANA 2
CHI 5
8:00pm Friday
TAM
NYR
 
8:00pm Saturday
CHI
ANA
 
12:00pm Friday
AUBURN
CHARLESTON
 
1:00pm Friday
CALIFORNIA
CCAROLINA
 
1:00pm Friday
COLUMBIA
ECAROLINA
 
1:00pm Friday
ORALROBRTS
ARKANSAS
 
1:00pm Friday
OREGON
IOWA
 
1:00pm Friday
SFLORIDA
FAU
 
1:00pm Friday
WRIGHTST
NOTREDAME
 
2:00pm Friday
MICHIGAN
BRADLEY
 
2:30pm Friday
STONYBROOK
NCSTATE
 
2:30pm Friday
TEXAS
OREGONST
 
3:00pm Friday
INDIANA
RADFORD
 
3:30pm Friday
ULLAFAYETE
RICE
 
4:00pm Friday
LEHIGH
LSU
 
6:00pm Friday
CANISIUS
SWMISSOURI
 
6:00pm Friday
CLEMSON
ARIZONAST
 
6:00pm Friday
MERCER
FLORIDAST
 
6:00pm Friday
MOREHEADST
LOUISVILLE
 
6:00pm Friday
VIRGINIA
USC
 
7:00pm Friday
FIU
MIAFLA
 
7:00pm Friday
FLAAM
FLORIDA
 
7:00pm Friday
MARYLAND
MISS
 
7:00pm Friday
SACREDHART
TCU
 
7:00pm Friday
STJOHNS
OKLAHOMAST
 
7:00pm Friday
TSOUTHERN
TEXASAM
 
7:00pm Friday
VCU
DALLASBAPT
 
8:00pm Friday
HSTNBAPT
HOUSTON
 
8:00pm Friday
LIPSCOMB
VANDERBILT
 
8:00pm Friday
OHIO
ILLINOIS
 
8:00pm Friday
TULANE
NWILMINGTN
 
10:00pm Friday
PEPPERDINE
FULLERTON
 
10:00pm Friday
SANDIEGOST
CSANTABAR
 
11:00pm Friday
CSBAKER
UCLA
 
Final
ROC 8
DUR 2
 
7:05pm Friday
SYR
DUR
 
6:35pm Saturday
SYR
DUR
 
5:05pm Sunday
SYR
DUR