Mariners Climb Back to .500
The Seattle Mariners are one of the hottest teams in baseball. With last nights 4-2 win over the Oakland Athletics, the Mariners have won three straight and eight of their last ten games. With the win the Mariners climbed back to 500 (15-15) for the first time since early April when they were 7-7.
Stefen Romero hit his first major league home run to break a tie in the fifth inning, and Chris Young (2-0) allowed two hits over six strong innings to win his second straight start. He began the year with four straight no-decisions as he came back from shoulder surgery that caused him to miss much of 2013.
The right-hander faced the minimum through three and didn't allow a hit until Jed Lowrie's one-out single in the fourth. Brandon Moss hit a tying two-run homer two batters later.
Romero, a 25-year-old rookie, who played college ball at Oregon State homered in his 53rd career at-bat. He is batting .306 over his last nine games.
The Mariners play the A's again today in Oakland.