Haniger hits 2 HRs, M's beat A's to gain in wild-card race
Athletics Mariners Baseball Seattle Mariners' Mitch Haniger hits a three-run home run against the Oakland Athletics in the fourth inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) (Elaine Thompson)SEATTLE — (AP) — Mitch Haniger hit two identical three-run homers and the Seattle Mariners gained precious ground in the AL wild-card race with a 13-4 win over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night. Seth Brown gave Oakland starter Cole Irvin (10-15) a 3-0 lead with a three-run homer in the first — part of four consecutive hits by the A’s. Sheffield was moved to the bullpen after returning this month from a stint on the injured list due to a strained left forearm. TRAINER’S ROOMAthletics: OF Starling Marte (strained left lat) and 2B Josh Harrison (strained quad) are both day-to-day after aggravating injuries Sunday.wftv.com
Tatis hits 50th career homer, Padres rout Mariners 16-1
Fernando Tatis Jr. became the fastest shortstop in history to hit 50 home runs, punctuating his three-run shot with a bat flip, and made another spectacular defensive play for the San Diego Padres, who routed the Seattle Mariners 16-1 for their seventh straight win.