Bartolo Colon gave up just three hits in seven shutout innings for his 16th career win against Seattle, and the Oakland Athletics won 4-0 on Friday night to ruin the Mariners' home opener.
Making his third start already this season against Seattle, Colon (2-1) rebounded from a shaky effort last time out against the Mariners and beat them for the second time in 2012. His first win over Seattle came during the season-opening, two-game series played in Tokyo.
Both of Oakland's runs came in the third inning, although Seattle starter Felix Hernandez was wiggling free of trouble most of the night. Cliff Pennington had an RBI double and Coco Crisp an RBI single in the third. Jemile Weeks hit a solo home run with two outs in the top of the ninth, his second homer of the season.
Hernandez (1-1) gave up just the two runs in seven innings but got no help from Seattle's offense.
It was the first loss for Hernandez against Oakland since September 18, 2008. He had won his previous...