Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/30/12
OAKLAND -- The A's turned on the power switch in the eighth inning on Sunday to move closer to their first postseason appearance since 2006. Yoenis Cespedes connected on his 23rd home run to break a 2-2 tie and Josh Reddick added a tape-measure blast to send the A's to a 5-2 win and series sweep of the Mariners on Sunday. Oakland recorded its fifth win in six games and 15th in 20 outings at home. Cespedes sent a two-strike delivery from Mariners reliever Shawn Kelley (2-4) several rows into the bleachers down the line in left. Cespedes stood at home plate waiting to see whether the ball would stay fair before breaking into his home-run trot. Reddick deposited his 32nd homer in the second deck in right also just inside the foul pole. His blast came off of Mariners reliever Lucas Luetge, who had surrendered a single one batter earlier to Brandon Moss. The A's have hit 20 homers in the last nine games and have a Major League-leading 110 since the All-Star break. Grant B...
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