By DAIMON EKLUND (Associated Press)
SEATTLE (AP) — The A’s lost their fifth straight game and eighth out of nine Monday night as the Mariners blew them out in Seattle.
Mariners outfielder Jarred Kelenic hit his 10th homer of the season in the first inning off starter Kyle Muller (1-4), giving Seattle a 2-0 lead it never gave up.
Kelenic also singled twice and had three RBIs. Jose Caballero launched a three-run homer and Julio Rodríguez had three hits, including two doubles, and scored three times as the Mariners matched a season high for runs.
Luis Castillo pitched six scoreless innings for the Mariners.
Castillo (3-2) snapped a two-start losing streak and surpassed 1,000 strikeouts for his career. The right-hander had eight strikeouts and two walks against Oakland (10-39), which has lost five in a row and eight of nine.
Caballero followed Kelenic’s first-inning home run with a three-run shot in the second to give the Mariners a quick 5-0 lead.
Kelenic drove in another run with a single in the fifth. The Mariners scored a pair in the sixth and extended the lead with three runs in the eighth, including a two-run single by Eugenio Suárez.
The A’s avoided being shut out as Brent Rooker and Seth Brown had run-scoring groundouts in the eighth.
Athletics: Brown was reinstated from the injured list and INF Jordan Diaz was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas. Brown hit .200 with one home run and two RBIs in eight games before going on the IL on April 10 with a strained left oblique.
Mariners: INF Dylan Moore, who hasn’t played this year due to a core injury, will continue his rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma after three games with Class A Everett. There’s a chance he could be activated during the Mariners’ 10-game homestand. … C Cal Raleigh has been dealing with neck issues and had an MRI on Monday morning. The test showed no structural issues, and Raleigh was in the starting lineup against Oakland.
Athletics RHP Luis Medina (0-2, 6.88 ERA) will make his fourth start of the season Tuesday night. He’s allowed three runs over six innings in each of his last two.
Mariners LHP Marco Gonzalez (3-1, 6.10) is looking to rebound after giving up eight runs in 1 2/3 innings at Boston in his last start.
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