Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – Charlie Furbush made quite an impression on his new team, tossing a career-high five innings to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 7-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics. Making his first start with the Mariners since being acquired from the Tigers on July 30, Furbush (2-3) allowed one run on two hits and carried a perfect game through 4 1/3 frames.
Mike Carp, Casper Wells and Josh Bard each had a pair of RBI, while Ichiro Suzuki went 3-for-5 and scored twice for the Mariners, who completed a three- game sweep of the A’s.
Gio Gonzalez (9-9) allowed six runs on 10 hits and four walks while striking out nine over 6 1/3 innings to suffer the loss. Josh Willingham belted a three-run homer in the top of the ninth to make things interesting, but Brandon League recorded the final two outs of the frame to earn his 26th save of the season.