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Gutierrez homer lifts Seattle past Oakland

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PHOENIX - Franklin Gutierrez homered with one out in the ninth inning off American League rookie of the year Andrew Bailey to lift the Seattle Mariners to a 3-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Monday.

Bailey was pitching for the first time since March 14. He retired the first batter he faced before Gutierrez's blast sailed over the fence beyond the glove of leaping A's center fielder Eric Patterson.Patterson appeared to catch the ball but came down with an empty glove and shook his head in frustration.

Josh Bard also homered and Rob Johnson doubled and scored on a wild pitch for Seattle. Coco Crisp doubled and homered for Oakland, which wasted a solid outing from starter Gio Gonzalez.

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