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Behind James Kaprielian, A's Top Mariners to End the Skid

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When Oakland Athletics beat host Seattle Mariners 3-1 on Friday night, James Caprilian threw the best six innings of the season to win his first win of the year.

Sean Murphy was 3-5 and lost four games in a row with two RBIs, a double, a home run and an A.

Kaprielian (1-5) allowed one run on three hits and two walks on four strikeouts. The right-handed player had one hit in the first five innings, allowed Eugenio Suarez a one-out single in four innings, and had trouble in six innings.

Lou Trivino made nine scoreless saves in his fifth save of the season.

Mariners left-handed Marco Gonzales (4-9) lost despite a good start. He made 6 innings, allowing 2 runs with 8 hits in 1 walk and 2 strikeouts.

He didn't score up to 5 times in the game.

Auckland's Tony Kemp, who leads the frame, was grazed on the pitch from Gonzales. Then Ramon Laureano walked. Seth Brown grounded Fielder's Choice before Murphy grounded Lanscore's single to the right fielder.

A came in 6th place with 2-0. With two outs, Sheldon Neuse doubled in the left corner and Kemp centered the RBI single.

The Mariners got on the board in the bottom of the sixth inning. Julio Rodriguez was a center fielder who tripled the height of the wall, and Jesse Winker was the first to ground to win Rodriguez. Eugenio Suarez doubled the wall and Carlos Santana loaded the base for four consecutive pitches, but Caprilian attacked Abraham Toro to end the threat.

Murfee hit the relief Penn Murfee for the seventh time to regain the two-run advantage of Auckland.

Seattle played without shortstop J.P. Crawford for two consecutive days. He has been suspended for four games last Sunday due to his role in a fight with the Los Angeles Angels.

– Field-level media