Valencia homers in 7-run 5th, A’s rally past Mariners 11-5

Oakland Athletics' Danny Valencia is greeted in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run against the Seattle Mariners in the fifth inning Monday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SEATTLE — Danny Valencia homered and Stephen Vogt doubled twice in Oakland’s seven-run fifth inning, and the Athletics climbed out of a big hole against Hisashi Iwakuma for an 11-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night.

Josh Reddick also went deep and drove in three runs for the A’s, who rallied after starter Felix Doubront exited early with a bruised foot.

Oakland trailed 5-0 in the fifth after Iwakuma (5-3), who tossed a no-hitter Aug. 12 at Safeco Field against Baltimore, allowed just one single through four innings.

Vogt got the outburst started with a leadoff double. Two outs later, Billy Burns and Mark Canha connected on consecutive two-run doubles to make it 5-4.

Reddick tied it with an infield single and Valencia hit his 12th home run, bouncing it off the top of the left-center wall.

Vogt doubled again before Brett Lawrie lined out to left field, finally ending the inning.

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