Valencia, Alonso Each Hit Home Runs Against Former A’s Club
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Seattle's Danny Valencia hit a three-run homer against his former team and fellow ex-Oakland slugger Yonder Alonso added a two-run shot in the Mariners' 6-3 win over the Athletics on Tuesday night.
Khris Davis matched his career high from last season with his 42nd homer, a two-run shot in the sixth to put Oakland ahead before Valencia's 15th of the year in the seventh off Daniel Mengden (2-2).
The Mariners have hit 40 homers this month and won their eighth straight against the A's, Seattle's longest unbeaten run ever versus Oakland.
Emilio Pagan (2-3) pitched 1 2/3 innings in relief of James Paxton for the win, then Edwin Diaz closed it out for his 33rd save.
Paxton struck out five and didn't walk a batter in 5 1/3 innings, chased by Davis' homer.