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Bartolo Colon worked seven strong innings to win his sixth straight decision, Josh Reddick homered and matched a career high with four hits, and the Oakland Athletics avoided a sweep with a 10-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.
Sean Smith and Brandon Moss each homered and drove in two runs for the Athletics, who moved three games ahead of Texas in the AL West - their largest lead since ending the 2006 season four games up. Josh Donaldson also went deep, and Yoenis Cespedes, Coco Crisp and John Jaso each drove in runs for Oakland.
Colon (9-2) allowed two runs on eight hits, did not walk a batter and struck out three to extend his home win streak to seven.
Hisashi Iwakuma (7-2) lost for the first time since April 23, giving up four runs on a season high-tying eight hits. He also walked Jaso three times and struck out three. Iwakuma's streak of not allowing an earned run was stopped at 31 2-3 innings, second longest in Mariners' history to Mark Langston's 34-...
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Bartolo Colon has had surprising success this season in Oakland. (Photo credit)
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The Oakland Athletics have become a hot item in the AL West, as they have emerged into first place in the division. Oakland fans have been doing their trademark “Bernie Lean” with a bit more enthusiasm since the A’s three game sweep of the Yankees last week; however the Seattle Mariners might be the team to slow their roll.
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A day removed from the O.Co Coliseum’s team clubhouse level turned into a scene from “Slumdog Millionaire,” higher-ups with the A’s are speaking out on the catastrophe, and the recurring theme: We’ve been to this poo-stained rodeo before.
Here’s owner Lew Wolff, via Carl Steward:
Wolff said this was just the latest issue of many the A’s have encountered with the Coliseum’s...
The A’s opened a pivotal four-game series in Arlington against the Rangers on Monday with an 8-7 loss.
Both starting pitchers were shaky on the night, as Dan Straily and Nick Tepesch were hit around and ultimately earned no decisions for their efforts.
A.J. Pierzynski banged a two-run home run off the foul pole in the second against Straily, putting Texas up 2-0. The next inning...
The Oakland Athletics have taken control of the AL West in part because of the Texas Rangers' struggles on their longest homestand of the season.
The A's will try to add to those woes while padding their advantage in a four-game series that begins Monday night.
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