Back-to-back-to-back home runs highlight Mariners win over A’s

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The Seattle Times

OAKLAND, Calif. — The late-inning stress and anxiety of yet another low-scoring game loomed for the Mariners. In the unusual and uncomfortable heat that hit the Bay Area on the summer solstice, turning the basically empty concrete crypt, which has returned to be being called the Oakland Coliseum, into a stifling sauna, an uneasy, edgy feeling of failures with runners in scoring positions and stranded base runners ruining Marco Gonzales outstanding prevailed. Would the pattern endured in the Mariners’ previous 12 losses — scoring three runs or fewer in all of them — prevail again? Not this time…

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