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Oakland Athletics Team Report - April 15th
From The Sports Network
(Sports Network) - The losing ways continued for the Oakland A's, as they fell
4-3 in the first tilt of four-game set against the Seattle Mariners last
Mark Mulder (1-1) absorbed the loss, yielding four runs on eight hits over
seven innings. The last time Mulder lost was on August 11, 2002.
Ramon Hernandez homered and Eric Chavez ended 2-for-4 with an RBI for the
Athletics, who have dropped five straight after starting the season 7-1. Chris
Singleton scored twice and had two hits in the loss.
The last time Oakland lost five straight was a seven-game skid from April
Although Miguel Tejada went 1-for-4 in a losing effort for Oakland, he is
batting just .200 on the season and hasn't driven in a run in his last five
Lefty throwing Ted Lilly will take the mound for the A's tonight as he tries
to record his second victory of the season. He went 6 1/3 innings in his most
recent outing, giving up four earned runs on eight hits and striking out five
in a non-decision.
Lilly (1-0) is making his eighth career appearance against the Mariners and
has a record of 0-3 in those previous seven outings with an ERA of 6.86. In 21
innings of work against Seattle he has walked 11 batters and struck out 21.
04/15 12:40:49 ET
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