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Mariners pitcher, Alameda native continues his mastery of Oakland A’s

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OAKLAND —  Bryan Woo likely will go down in the history books as the final Oakland-born pitcher to start a game at the Coliseum, and the Seattle Mariners right-hander looked right at home against the A’s on Thursday afternoon.

Woo, who grew up 10 minutes away from the Coliseum in Alameda, allowed two hits and struck out six in six innings and combined with three relievers on a two-hit shutout to hand the A’s a 2-0 loss before an announced crowd of 6,571

The 24-year-old threw a season-high 85 pitches and didn’t walk a batter while being cheered by friends and family in the stands.

Woo has faced the A’s four times in his career and has yet to allow a run in 21 1/3 innings. In two starts at the Coliseum, he’s allowed five hits in 11 shutout innings.

The A’s (25-39) were shut out for the fifth time this season in their sixth loss in eight games.

Mitch Garver homered and had an RBI single for the AL West-leading Mariners, who have won nine of 11.

Woo (3-0) remained unbeaten after pitching out of a pair of early jams. Oakland got its leadoff batter to third base in the first two innings, but Woo retired the next three batters in order in both frames.

Austin Voth and Mike Baumann retired three batters each. Ryne Stanek, pitching the ninth while closer Andrés Muñoz recovers from a sore back, set the side down in order for his fourth save and completed the Mariners’ sixth shutout of the season.

Garver walked and scored in the third, hit an RBI single off A’s starter JP Sears in the fourth and then homered off T.J. McFarland leading off the ninth.

Seattle’s first two runs were scored by players who reached base without a hit.

Garver walked leading off the third and Victor Robles was hit by a pitch. After Ryan Bliss attempted to sacrifice the runners over and reached safely to load the bases, Dylan Moore’s sacrifice fly gave Seattle an early lead.

Cal Raleigh got hit by a pitch in the fourth inning, stole second and scored on Garver’s single.

Sears (4-5) matched his season-high of eight strikeouts in six innings. The A’s left-hander allowed three hits and two runs.

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