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Mariners hit 3 home runs to power past the Athletics

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Marte goes behind his back to start double play (0:20)

Ketel Marte picks up the ground ball and with his back turned to second tosses the ball to Robinson Cano to start the double play. (0:20)

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Robinson Cano, Kyle Seager and Leonys Martin hit home runs, Hisashi Iwakuma pitched seven solid innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 8-2 on Tuesday night.

Iwakuma (1-3) took a shutout into the sixth inning and allowed four hits to end a career-worst, four-game losing game dating to last September. He walked two and struck out three.

Norichika Aoki and Adam Lind also drove in runs for the Mariners, who have won 10 of their past 13 games. Aoki has hit safely in all 14 games he's had an at-bat against the A's.

Khris Davis homered and Jed Lowrie had two hits and drove in a run for the A's, who have lost five of seven and have dropped six consecutive series to the Mariners.

Sonny Gray (3-3) allowed a career high-matching seven runs and 11 hits in his seven-plus innings. He walked one and struck out six in losing his second straight decision.

Gray, coming off the shortest start of his career, gave up Martin's two-run homer in the third.

Cano, who also doubled and scored, led off the fourth with his team-leading ninth homer. Seager drilled a three-run homer off Marc Rzepczynski in the eighth.

The A's loaded the bases with two outs in the second, but a nice play from Ketel Marte ended the threat. Marte went 2 for 4 and is hitting .370 against the A's. Steve Clevenger also had two hits for Seattle.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners: RHP Tony Zych was placed on the 15-day disabled list with tendinitis in his rotator cuff. ... RHP Steve Johnson was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma to take his place. "He's just kind of had some nagging soreness in his shoulder, back and forth probably for the last week or 10 days," Mariners manager Scott Servais said. "That's why he hasn't been in there consistently."

Athletics: IF Danny Valencia (hamstring) went 0 for 3 in a rehab game Monday and was with Oakland taking batting practice and working with A's coach Ron Washington. He'll get a second rehab start Wednesday and will most likely rejoin the team on its road trip, which begins Friday in Baltimore.

UP NEXT

Mariners: RHP Felix Hernandez (2-2, 1.38) makes the start Wednesday afternoon in search of his 146th career win, which would make him Seattle's all-time winningest pitcher. He's 11-3 in 22 games at the Coliseum.

Athletics: LHP Sean Manaea (0-0, 7.20) makes his second career start Wednesday against the Mariners.