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Chris Young made his debut in left field, Jed Lowrie hit a two-run homer, and the Oakland Athletics beat a Seattle Mariners split-squad 7-3 on Thursday.
Tommy Milone pitched three scoreless innings for the A's, who have won four of their last five.
Robert Andino hit a home run for the Mariners, who had a 10-game winning streak snapped Wednesday. Kendrys Morales added two hits.
Mariners starter Brandon Maurer allowed a run on four hits in three innings.
Milone allowed three hits, walked one and struck out three.
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