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A's Slip By M's, 8-7

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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Daric Barton hit a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics rallied to beat Seattle 8-7 on Saturday, handing the Mariners their season-worst 10th straight loss.

Carlos Gonzalez led off the eighth with a single and advanced on Rob Bowen's sacrifice. He went to third on Travis Buck's hit off Justin Thomas (0-1) and scored when Barton lined a single into right.

Kenji Johjima homered and drove in four runs for the Mariners. After being shut out in its previous two games, Seattle pounded out 11 hits, getting most of the production from the bottom of the lineup.

It still wasn't enough. Bryan LaHair hit a two-run homer but Seattle's pitching staff

blew leads of 5-2 and 7-4.