Major League Baseball Brief August 18

In the Major Leagues, the Seattle Mariners hit four home runs to beat the Angels 11-7. Cal Raleigh blasted two homers and Jesse Winker and Eugenio Suarez each added one more. The M’s swept the series to improve to 65-54.

The Oakland A’s downed the rangers 7-2. Sean Murphy mashed a pair of home runs to up his season total to 16 long balls. The A's play the Rangers tonight before hosting the Mariners on Friday.

Also, Oakland released shortstop Elvis Andrus on Wednesday, a day after releasing outfielder Stephen Piscotty. Andrus had been batting .237 with eight home runs and 30 RBI this season.

The San Francisco Giants fell to the Diamondbacks 3-2. This loss ended a five-game winning streak for the Giants, but they have a chance to start a new one this afternoon when they wrap up the series with Arizona at 12:45.

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