Reddick, Ramirez leads A’s past Mariners, 6-1



PHOENIX (AP) — Josh Reddick hit a two-run double to key a four-run first and the Oakland Athletics beat a Seattle Mariners split-squad 6-1 on Friday night.

Manny Ramirez added an RBI double and Colin Cowgill singled home a run for the A’s, who lead the majors with 107 runs in their 15 games.

Oakland starter Graham Godfrey allowed a run after just three batters, but settled down to retire the final 11 hitters he faced. He gave up two hits and a one walk and had five strikeouts in 3 2-3 innings.

Hisashi Iwakuma, a Japanese League veteran fighting for the final spot in the Mariners’ rotation, gave up five runs — three earned — on seven hits and a walk. He had three strikeouts.

Ichiro Suzuki was 3 for 4 and drove in Seattle’s lone run.