Athletics

A's eight-run inning with two outs vs. Mariners not rare feat for them

Athletics

In the top of the fifth inning of Monday’s A’s-Mariners game, something weird happened. Well, maybe it wasn’t as weird as you think. It certainly wasn’t as rare as you think.

A’s outfielder Stephen Piscotty singled on a line drive to left field, and things kept going from there.

Ramón Laureano hit a double to right field to score Piscotty, and the coins went into the merry-go-round and didn’t stop. Eight runs later, all with two outs, the A’s were up 8-1.

The last time this happened was pretty recently, believe it or not. On June 18, 2019, the A’s scored 10 runs in the sixth inning of a 16-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles, and eight of those runs came with two outs.

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Back on April 21, 1956, the A’s scored 13 runs with two outs in the second innings of a 15-1 win over the Chicago White Sox.

Nonetheless, it was a very entertaining inning.

 

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