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OAKLAND, Calif. B. J. Hill Jersey . -- Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais felt like he was watching replays of a bad movie over and over in the first three innings.Seattles leadoff batter walked each time but the Mariners hit into three consecutive double plays, killing any chance they had of getting to Oakland Athletics starter Sean Manaea early.It added up to a frustrating night all around for Servais ball club.Yonder Alonso hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the sixth inning off rookie starter Joe Wieland and Oakland beat Seattle 6-3 on Friday night to end the Mariners six-game winning streak.We didnt do a whole lot offensively, Servais said after his club was held to four hits. It was like Groundhog Day: double play, double play, double play the first three innings.The missed opportunities were pivotal after the Mariners fought back from a 3-0 deficit to tie it when Kyle Seager homered in the fifth and Shawn OMalley tripled and scored in the sixth.That was the extent of Seattles offense on a night when Wieland got knocked around in his Mariners debut.Wieland (0-1), acquired from the Dodgers in the offseason, allowed six runs and nine hits with three strikeouts after being called up from Triple-A Tacoma earlier in the day.There were some nerves, Wieland said. The first couple of pitches I was trying to get settled in. After that, it was just another start.Khris Davis hit his career-high 28th home run of the season for Oakland, Marcus Semien matched his career-high with four hits and Stephen Vogt had an RBI double and scored twice to help the As to their fourth win in five games.Manaea fought early command issues and allowed three runs over six innings for his first win since June 29. Manaea (4-7) gave up three hits, walked three and struck out four.Its not often that weve seen his command look a little off, As manager Bob Melvin said. That was one of the reasons I took him out when I did. But he battled. These are the type of learning experiences for young pitchers that are actually good for them.Seattle had won seven straight at the Coliseum, including a three-game sweep in May, before going cold offensively in its return.Oakland broke the game open in the sixth with five consecutive singles, including Alonsos tiebreaker.Alonso, who also singled in the eighth, is hitting .361 over his last 11 games.Davis, the only batter on Oaklands roster who had faced Wieland, hit a two-run homer in the first to put the As up 3-0. Vogt doubled in Semien earlier in the inning.TRAINERS ROOMMariners: Steve Cishek (torn left hip labrum) is expected to begin a rehab assignment soon but Servais said Cishek wont be coming back as the teams closer when he returns to the big league club. Edwin Diaz, who has converted all five save opportunities since taking over as closer, will remain in that role. ... James Paxton, who was hit in the elbow by a line drive Aug. 7, is still sore but Servais is hopeful to have the lefty back in the rotation early next week. ... OF Daniel Robertson was designated for assignment.Athletics: Sean Doolittle threw off a mound and faced hitters, an encouraging sign for the teams former closer who has been on the DL with a strained left elbow since June 26. ... RHP Jesse Hahn (strained right shoulder) will throw a bullpen session Saturday. ... Patrick Schuster was claimed off waivers by Philadelphia. Schuster was designated for assignment on Wednesday.UP NEXTMariners: RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (13-7) makes his 13th career start against the As on Saturday night. Iwakuma has 12 wins over his last 15 starts.Athletics: RHP Kendall Graveman (8-7) will face Seattle for the third time this season. Graveman is 7-1 over his past 13 starts. Mark Bavaro Jersey . Paul Pierce couldnt believe he missed at the end. Young scored a season-high 26 points to spark a huge effort from the leagues most productive bench, and Los Angeles beat the Brooklyn Nets 99-94 on Wednesday night after blowing a 27-point lead. Doug Kotar Jersey . -- Vincent Lecavalier got everything but the desired result in his return to Tampa Bay. . The Barrie Colts defenceman, who impressed many with his play for Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championship, is the top-ranked skater in the February rankings. He has 19 goals and 24 assists for 43 points in 45 games with the Colts this season. LOS ANGELES -- Inspired by his teams play and buoyed by his own optimism, Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is determined to come back this season and be a difference maker.Im trying to make it back to have an impact on this season for our team, Kershaw said in the Dodgers dugout before Tuesdays interleague game against the Tampa Bay Rays. I dont know what that means exactly.Kershaw, a three-time Cy Young Award winner, has not pitched in a month, last appearing June 26 at Pittsburgh. He has been out of action with what was first diagnosed as a mild disk irritation in his lower back, but that was before a setback during a simulated game that has left his return date unknown.Before the injury, nobody was making a bigger impact on the game than Kershaw. He had a 1.79 ERA over his first 16 starts and had 145 strikeouts in 121 innings. Most mind-blowing, though, might have been that he had walked just nine batters.Yet, the Dodgers have not crumbled in Kershaws absence as might have been expected. They are 15-8 without him, rallying behind an improved offense and a stingy bullpen that has one of the best collective ERAs in the game.Its so fun to watch, Kershaw said. Its not easy to watch games on TV, but these guys make me want to be a part of it. Just the way these guys are playing, its a great team, it really is. Its just fun to watch. One of the closest teams that I have been a part of. Its hard to be away, I hate it, but Im really happy theyre doing so well, and hopefully, I can make it back and help out in some way.Kershaws setback occurred after he threw in a simulated game at Dodger Stadium on July 16. Phil McConkey Jersey. The Dodgers were in Arizona at the time just starting play in the second half.I just knew there was something that was not right, he said. I definitely felt it where I shouldnt have felt it.Kershaw spoke about having patience in rehab, knowing that its not something he can just push through and dominate as he has with National League offenses. His month away has lent him a bit of perspective.Its just hard not to pitch; thats what I love to do, he said. You realize how much you love the game when youre away from it and how much you take it for granted. I learned that. Being healthy is something that really is a blessing. Its something that you really cant take for granted. Its hard to be away, but I understand, and Im just trying to be patient.The Dodgers were reluctant to put a timetable on Kershaws comeback when the injury first happened, and they are not anywhere near revealing one now. Kershaw was asked if there are some unknowns to his injury.I dont think its unknown, he said. There is a lot of gray area, is the best way to say it. You just have to go based on your symptoms. I didnt have any pain leading to when I pitched, and I pitched, and now I have to wait until I feel no pain again.Asked whether theres fear he wont make it back this season, Kershaw said, As of today, I did all my core work and knocked it out. Today I made it, and on to tomorrow. Cheap NFL Black Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Online China Jerseys Stitched NFL Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Throwback NFL Jerseys From China ' ' '