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No-hit till 8th, M’s score 2 in 9th on wild pitches, top A’s


Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland starter Frankie Montas took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning, then reliever A.J. Puk threw a pair of run-scoring wild pitches with two outs in the ninth that gave the Seattle Mariners a 2-1 win over the Athletics. The Mariners loaded the bases with three walks and rallied on Puk’s wayward tosses to complete a three-game sweep. Before the wild ninth, it seemed the 29-year-old Montas would be the story of the day. Montas didn’t allow a hit until Adam Frazier lined a clean single to left field with two outs in the eighth. Montas struck out eight in a season-high eight innings, and exited with a 1-0 lead. He is expected to be among the starting pitchers available as the Aug. 2 trade deadline approaches.

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