Brandon Morrow is upset, Rob Johnson is catching and both teams are wearing 1939-style uniforms in a Turn Back the Clock promotion.
Morrow's on the disabled list, Kenji Johjima is getting the night off and Ken Griffey Jr. is back as the designated hitter against a right-handed Oakland starter.
Mariners have won six in a row from the Athletics, so hit the couch and tune in.
Jarrod Washburn vs. Trevor Cahill.
And we're off.
Branyan time - again
Russell Branyan led off the second inning with another towering home run to left-center field, his sixth home run of the season.
In his 18 games with Seattle, he's batting .342 with six home runs, 14 RBI and 16 strikeouts.
The Mariners will live with those strikeouts if his RBI total keeps pace.
After two: Mariners 1, Athletics 0
Does almost scoring count?
The Mariners made as little of two hits and a walk in the third inning as possible.
Ichiro opened with a single and, with Chavez att he plate, took off on a hit-and-run play. For whatever reason, Ichiro broke stride looking toward the plate, Chavez swung through the pitch and Ichiro was called out on a bang-bang play at first.
If Ichiro doesn't break stride, he's safe.
What followed: a walk to Chavez and a two-out double for Adrian Beltre. Chavez almost scored from first base but was cut down at home on a second close play.
A lost run, maybe two.
Here come the Athletics
Through five innings, Washburn had thrown 70 pitches and shut out Oakland on three hits, and led 1-0.
He'd pitched out of trouble, and nearly did it again in the sixth.
Instead, A two-out double into the right field corner by Jason Giambi chased home the tying run. Washburn intentionally walked Matt Holiday to get to the left-handed hitting Jack Cust.
Lefty vs. lefty, Washburn got an easy fly ball.
To the bottom of six: Mariners 1, Athletics 1
Here come the Mariners
One out into the seventh, Franklin Gutierrez singles for the second time - he's 2-for-2 - and Yuniesky Betancourt singles him to second base.
Ichiro bloops his second hit into right field to load the bases for Chavez. With the infield looking for a bunt, Chavez swung away and flied deep to left field, chasing Gutierrez home with the go-ahead run.
Washburn is done, Mark Lowe is in to pitch.
After seven: Mariners 2, Athletics 1
That didn't last long
A little bad luck, a few bad pitches, and there went Seattle's lead.
A one out attempt at a diving cath by Chavez in left gave Ryan Sweeney a double when it skipped by, but Lowe got Orlando Cabrera on a fly ball.
Giambi's two-out single tied the game.
With Morrow out, the Mariners bullpen is a different animal. David Aardsma is the closer, Shawn Kelley the setup man/co-closer, meaning the team was hoping to find another arm to get them to the ninth tonight.
Lowe got the first chance, and lost a one-run lead..
To bottom eighth: Mariners 2, Athletics 2
Ugh. And that's final
Oakland pushed home a run in the ninth against Aardsma - one that Ichiro's strong throw from right field almost prevented.
Seattle went 1-2-3 in the ninth.
Athletics 3, Mariners 2