Sea 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
Oak 2 0 0 0 1 3 0 2 X 8
Date of game: 4/4/2013

Recap: Oakland vs. Seattle

Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Josh Reddick and Yoenis Cespedes both hit two- run home runs and the Oakland Athletics defeated the Seattle Mariners, 8-2, on Thursday.

Reddick finished with four RBI, while John Jaso and Nate Freiman knocked in a run apiece for the Athletics, who earned a split of this four-game series with back-to-back wins. Oakland starter A.J. Griffin (1-0) allowed two runs on seven hits over six innings.

"So far, so good," said shortstop Jed Lowrie. "We turned it on the last two games, played much better as a team. I think that was the most evident thing as compared to the last two games."

Brandon Maurer (0-1) made his major league debut for the Mariners and had a mixed performance. He threw 74 pitches over six innings, but gave up six runs on eight hits.

"I think just having the first one (start) underneath his belt, just knowing he's into his routine and he has something to work off of now," said Mariners manager Eric Wedge. "He went through some initial feelings that I'm sure he hasn't had before. These are all good things."

Michael Morse hit a solo shot and Michael Saunders had an RBI for Seattle, which was 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position.

Reddick hit a home run with one out in the first inning, scoring Coco Crisp, who had a leadoff single.

In the top of the fifth, Griffin gave up singles to Dustin Ackley and Kelly Shoppach. Robert Andino advanced the runners with a sacrifice bunt and Saunders then hit a sacrifice fly to left.

In the bottom of the inning, Chris Young had a leadoff double. With Jaso at the plate, Maurer threw a wild pitch that allowed Young to reach third base. Two pitches later, Jaso singled and Young scored easily.

Morse homered to lead off the sixth and close the gap to 3-2.

Lowrie hit a one-out double in the bottom of the inning, and Reddick followed that with a double of his own, allowing Lowrie to score. Cespedes then hit a home run on a 2-1 count to give the Athletics a 6-2 lead.

In the eighth, after a leadoff single by Crisp and a double by Lowrie, Reddick hit a sac fly to center, bringing Crisp to the plate and Lowrie to third. Freiman's sac fly scored Lowrie.

Game Notes

Griffin threw 95 pitches in his outing ... The Athletics were 3-for-3 with runners in scoring position ... Morse has homered four times in the first four games, joining Ken Griffey Jr. in 1997 as the only Mariners player to do so.

Utah over UCLA is the Pac-12 play of the year

UCLA is coming off its most impressive 2014 outing - a 62-27 romp over Arizona State. Utah lost its last game to Washington State. However, the Utes have a great chance to upset the Bruins.

NASCAR News
The Inside Line: Stewart still coping with tragedy

Seven weeks after his involvement in an accident that took the life of Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race on a dirt track in Upstate New York, Tony Stewart continues to deal with emotions surrounding the tragic incident.

Davis included on Tigers' ALDS roster

Rajai Davis is on the Detroit Tigers' 25-man roster for the American League Division Series. Whether the outfielder is in the starting lineup for Thursday's opener against the Baltimore Orioles remains unclear.

Nothin' but Net: Coaching hot seat already burning

With NBA Media Day barely behind us, it's perfect fair and reasonable to already speculate as to which coaches will be fired soonest.

Sens give Ryan 7-year extension

The Ottawa Senators have locked up one of their key offensive contributors, signing forward Bobby Ryan to a seven-year contract extension on Thursday.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
Team CHOCOLATE MILK member Owen Hammond recovers post-race with lowfat chocolate milk after finishing 140.6 miles at IRONMAN Chattanooga.

0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...
Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.