Langeliers ends A’s 81-game triples drought in win over M’s

Luis Castillo failed to get into the seventh inning for the first time in four starts since being traded from Cincinnati to Seattle.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Shea Langeliers hit three, including Oakland’s first treble after a strange 81-game drought without a treble, and the track and field defeated the Seattle Mariners 5-3 on Sunday.

No team in major league history had gone without a treble since 1901, until Langeliers, a catcher, hit an RBI drive in the eighth inning. He had two triples in Triple-A this season.

Langeliers hit a drive off the wall in left field to end the spell.

“I was lucky there,” he said. “It kicked really far from the wall. So I just have to keep running.”

JP Sears (5-0) allowed a run on Mitch Haniger’s homer in five innings. Six A-Reliefs held the lead for the team with the worst record in the AL.

Seattle, near the top of the wildcard standings, lost to the A’s for the second straight day. Cal Raleigh had two doubles for the Mariners.

Luis Castillo (1-1) did not reach the seventh inning for the first time in four starts since being traded from Cincinnati to Seattle. He delivered four carries and eight hits in five innings.

“I wasn’t at 100% rhythm all day,” Castillo said through an interpreter, Mariners third base coach Manny Acta.

The Mariners went 5-4 on their three-city trip.

A’s manager Mark Kotsay credited his players with saying they “did a phenomenal job of taking away what Castillo gives you. And you saw that right outside the gate.”

Kotsay was ejected by umpire Bill Miller in the seventh inning for arguing over a half swing.

“I was a little excited about the checked swing call,” Kotsay said. “I’ve lost the fact that these guys are human and make mistakes. My frustration got the best of me, let’s put it that way, and he did the right thing by kicking me out.”

Seth Brown, who cracked Oakland’s previous triple on May 18, doubled and scored in the first with Sean Murphy’s single. A double by Langeliers earned a two-run second.

Haniger’s fifth homer made it 3-1 in the third. Oakland added a run in the sixth when Tony Kemp dragged a colorful single and later scored on Stephen Vogt’s single.

Raleigh had an RBI pinch hit double and Julio Rodriguez hit a single run in seventh place.

The Mariners stranded runners at the corners in the eighth inning, which ended with A’s left-hander Sam Moll grounding Dylan Moore.

Raleigh doubled again with an out in the ninth inning, but Austin Pruitt recorded the last two outs for his first save on two occasions.

Seattle manager Scott Servais praised his team for collecting but acknowledged the Mariners lacked real big hits.

“Offensively we’re talking about, ‘when you come back, make the comeback,'” he said.

Mariners: LF Sam Haggerty was scraped off the lineup with left shoulder discomfort. Haggerty made this disease worse a few days ago, Servais said. Moore, who would have started at second base, instead occupied left field while Adam Frazier entered at second. Haggerty came into play eighth.

A’s: CF Ramon Laureano is still “moving forward fairly quickly” in his recovery from a strained left slash, Kotsay said. Laureano, who has not been in a game since August 14, played catch on Sunday, a day after taking 10 swings with no ill effects… OF Skye Bolt missed his second straight start with left knee pain but felt fit enough to come into play as an eighth. … RHP Brent Honeywell’s rehab assignment from minor league injuries will step up Tuesday when he becomes available to assist Triple-A Las Vegas. Honeywell is on the injured list with a stress reaction in his right elbow.

Mariners: After Monday’s scheduled rest day, the Mariners meet Washington on Tuesday to open a six-game home stand.

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