Chris Young’s sixth home run of the season brought the Athletics within one run, but it wasn’t enough as Oakland lost to the Seattle Mariners 3-2 on Friday night.
Young went 3-for-3 on the night, hitting a double in addition to his eighth-inning home run. He had gone 4-for-49 (.082) in his last 14 games. A’s skipper Bob Melvin acknowledged the center fielder’s successful night.
“I think that invigorated him a little bit, being in the one-spot. He looks like the guy I’ve seen in the past,” said Melvin.
Run support continued to be sparse for Tommy Milone, who has received three or fewer runs of support in nine of his 14 starts. Milone threw 99 pitches through six innings before giving up a home run in the seventh. It was the first major league home run for Mike Zunino, who also hit into a second-inning double play that scored Seattle’s first run of the game. Milone is now 6-6 with a 3.61 ERA.
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