The Oakland Athletics only scored five runs at Safeco Field over the past three days, but it was just enough to take two out of three games against American League West division rivals the Seattle Mariners. The teams swapped solo home runs on Wednesday as the A's picked up the 2-1 win in the rubber game.
Coco Crisp led off the game with a home run to right field, putting the Mariners in a hole early. John Jaso evened things up with a solo homer of his own in the bottom of the second inning. Both starters held the score right there until Yoenis Cespedes hit his ninth homer of the year to center field for the 2-1 A's lead, which would end up being enough to give Oakland the win.
Oakland starter Jarrod Parker went seven strong innings, allowing three hits and four walks, but striking out nine Mariners batters. He improves to 4-3.