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Trevor Plouffe, one of A’s hotter hitters, a pinch-hit option Tuesday

SEATTLE — Trevor Plouffe is one of the few A’s hitters swinging the bat well right now, but he wasn’t in the lineup Tuesday, with Bob Melvin wanting to get Ryon Healy a night in the field. Melvin said Plouffe would be an in-game option, especially with Seattle featuring three left-handed relievers in their bullpen. Entering Tuesday’s game, Plouffe was on a 10-for-26 tear and he was coming off three consecutive multihit games, which he reckons is because he’s finally getting to know the AL West after spending his entire career with the Twins. The A’s have played only the AL West, the Twins and Royals. “I’m definitely feeling better, more comfortable,” Plouffe said. Plouffe said hitting coach Darren Bush has emphasized making sure he’s balanced in his stance. [...] Healy made a key error in the seventh inning when the Mariners tied the game. John Axford might get one more rehab outing after allowing one hit and striking out three in 11/3 innings Tuesday with Triple-A Nashville; the A’s hope to get him back this weekend. ... Unlike with season tickets, when the A’s monthly pass begins in June, the team will not countall passes sold as part of the attendance figures. Only those passes scanned at the Coliseum each game will count toward attendance. Susan Slusser is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. No pain, no gain: Khris Davis’ homer Monday came against his ex-Brewers teammate Yovani Gallardo — and after Gallardo hit him in the first inning.

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