Kyle Seager went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI as the Mariners beat the A's 11-8 on Friday.
Seager has give homers in nine games, upping his season total to 22. He also delivered his 30th double in this one. He's basically hitting just as well as he did last year, with the caveat that much of his production has come with the bases empty. He has just 59 RBI in 134 games after driving in 96 runs last season.
Edgar Olmos surrendered five runs -- four earned -- in 1 1/3 innings Friday in his start against the A's.
It's anyone's guess why the Mariners are giving starts to Olmos. He made just two in Triple-A this year after making none in the minors for the Marlins in 2013 and 2014. He's not going to be anything more than a reliever going forward, and it sure seems like the Mariners have better options to start in his place now.
Aaron Brooks was pulled after giving up six runs in 2 1/3 innings against the Mariners on Friday.
Brooks allowed six hits, walked two and struck out two. If he's not better next time out, he could be pulled from the A's rotation for the second time in a month.
Stefen Romero went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI after replacing an injured Franklin Gutierrez on Friday.
It was just the second appearance of the season for Romero, who played in 72 games for the Mariners a year ago. He'll get some starts versus lefties down the stretch, but it doesn't seem likely that he'll have much AL-only fantasy value.
Franklin Gutierrez left Friday's game because of right groin tightness.
The Mariners haven't been able to resist overusing Gutierrez of late, so it was only a matter of time until something like this happened. Fortunately, this is probably a day-to-day injury, rather than something that will sideline him for weeks.