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Taters do damage for A's
Athletics 6, Mariners 2
Mark Ellis rounds third base after his solo homer in the second inning. (Elaine Thompson/AP)
 Swisher's solo home run
 Swisher's three-run shot
 Ellis' solo homer
First baseman Nick Swisher blasted two home runs and collected four RBIs and second baseman Mark Ellis added a solo homer to help the A's take the series opener. Right-hander Dan Haren upped his record to 12-3 with seven innings of two-run ball.
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Series at a glance:
OAK
Oakland (49-53)
Won 1
Oakland 6, Seattle 2   SEA
Seattle (54-46)
Lost 7
July 26, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3   6 9 0
Seattle
0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   2 8 0
Standings thru 7/26/07  |  Gameday  |  Athletics Stats  |  Mariners Stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Buck, RF4000132.279
Swisher, 1B5334002.257
Cust, LF4010010.252
  Stewart, LF1000000.307
Piazza, DH4021000.305
Chavez, 3B4010003.240
Ellis, 2B4111002.260
Kotsay, CF3010100.226
Scutaro, SS2100201.240
Suzuki, C3100104.192
Totals346965414 

BATTING
2B: Kotsay (12, Weaver), Piazza (9, Weaver).
HR: Ellis (12, 2nd inning off Weaver, 0 on, 0 out), Swisher 2 (13, 5th inning off Weaver, 0 on, 2 out; 9th inning off Sherrill, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Swisher 9; Cust; Piazza 3; Chavez; Ellis 4; Kotsay 2.
RBI: Piazza (16), Ellis (46), Swisher 4 (51).
2-out RBI: Swisher 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Swisher; Suzuki 2.
GIDP: Chavez; Ellis.
Team LOB: 6.

 
SeattleABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Suzuki, CF5010002.344
Beltre, 3B3021112.277
Ibanez, LF3000122.257
Guillen, RF4010012.283
Vidro, DH4000014.299
Sexson, 1B4111010.205
Johjima, C4000010.269
Lopez, 2B4010010.268
Betancourt, SS3120000.281
  a-Broussard, PH1000001.280
Totals352822813 

a-Flied out for Betancourt in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Beltre (27, Haren), Lopez (13, Street).
HR: Sexson (17, 2nd inning off Haren, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Suzuki; Beltre 3; Guillen; Sexson 4; Lopez 2; Betancourt 2.
RBI: Sexson (53), Beltre (55).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Vidro 2; Beltre; Suzuki.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Sexson-Betancourt-Sexson, Lopez-Sexson-Betancourt).

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Haren (W, 12-3)7.07222712.42
Casilla (H, 6)1.00000101.30
Street 1.01000002.70
 
SeattleIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Weaver (L, 2-9)7.17333325.96
O'Flaherty 1.01000003.27
Reitsma 0.00222006.35
Sherrill 0.21110111.44

Reitsma pitched to 2 batters in the 9th.

WP: Haren.
IBB: Kotsay (by Weaver).
Pitches-strikes: Haren 107-67, Casilla 17-11, Street 11-8, Weaver 117-72, O'Flaherty 9-7, Reitsma 12-4, Sherrill 18-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Haren 9-5, Casilla 1-1, Street 2-1, Weaver 9-10, O'Flaherty 3-0, Reitsma 0-0, Sherrill 0-1.
Batters faced: Haren 30, Casilla 3, Street 4, Weaver 31, O'Flaherty 3, Reitsma 2, Sherrill 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Sherrill 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Mark Carlson. 1B: Angel Hernandez. 2B: Ted Barrett. 3B: Brian Knight.
Weather: 71 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 3 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:53.
Att: 34,251.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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