M’s pound A’s with 4 home runs

The Mariners piled on four home runs and cruised to a 9-5 victory over the Athletics Friday night in Oakland.

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Pregame notes and lineups: Expect a few roster move announcements postgame

The Mariners go with their left-handed heavy lineup against A's right-hander Jesse Chavez. The exception is Dustin Ackley being out and Mark Trumbo being in the lineup. Ackley had been ill early in the road trip, but this was about getting Trumbo going. The hope is that consistent playing time will get Trumbo into a rhythm. "We...