Montas flirts with no-hitter, but A’s bullpen crumbles under pressure in loss to Mariners

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The Mercury News

OAKLAND, Calif. – A’s starting pitcher Frankie Montas came within four outs of his first career no-hitter Thursday. It’ll go down, though, as just another awful A’s loss in a disastrous 2022 season. After Montas allowed just two walks in seven sterling innings and battled to get through eight, the A’s bullpen crumbled in the ninth inning in what became an embarrassing 2-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners at the Coliseum. A’s reliever Zach Jackson allowed two walks in the ninth inning, as the Mariners had runners on first and second base and one out. Jackson struck out Eugenio Suárez for the second…

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