The Oakland Athletics bounced back nicely from their sweep at the hands of the Los Angeles Angels. On Friday night, starting a series on the road against the Seattle Mariners and Felix Hernandez, the A's picked up a decisive 6-1 win.
Yoenis Cespedes hit a two-out RBI single in the first inning to get the scoring started. The Mariners answered back in the bottom of the second inning, as Brendan Ryan made it 1-1 with a two-out RBI single of his own.
George Kottaras delivered the big blow with a three-run homer in the top of the fourth -- his seventh of the year -- to give Oakland a 4-1 lead. Oakland tacked on two more runs in the fifth thanks to RBI hits from Josh Donaldson and Stephen Drew.
The A's scored all six of their runs (five earned) off of Hernandez, who lasted just 4.2 innings and gave up 11 hits and a walk. A.J. Griffin stayed perfect, running his record to 5-0. Griffin allowed one run on six hits and a walk in 5.1 innings of work.