Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Jed Lowrie provided the Oakland Athletics
with the jolt they needed after struggling over the first two games.
Lowrie had a solo homer and three RBI among his three hits in Oakland's 6-2
win over the Seattle Mariners in the third test of a four-game set.
Chris Young, who was acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks in an offseason
trade, made his first start of the season and smacked a solo shot for Oakland,
which avoided its first 0-3 start since 1995.
Last year's AL West champs registered 11 hits after tallying just a run and
six hits over their first two contests.
Tommy Milone (1-0) struck out four and surrendered two runs on four hits and a
walk over seven frames to pick up the win.
Joe Saunders (0-1) allowed four runs on seven hits and four walks in just four
innings for the Mariners, who got solo homers from Franklin Gutierrez and
The game was tied at 2-2 after three before the A's pushed across a pair of
runs in the fourth and seventh.
With two outs and runners on the corners in the fourth, Lowrie ripped a two-
run double into the gap in right-center and in the seventh, Lowrie and Young
cracked back-to-back solo shots to make it 6-2.
Earlier, Gutierrez and Morse hit solo homers in the opening frame to give the
Mariners a 2-0 lead.
The A's, though, scored a run in the second and third to knot the contest.
Nate Freiman slapped an RBI single up the middle in the second and Yoenis
Cespedes lifted a sacrifice fly to center in the third.
Saunders had won four of his last five starts against Oakland ... The A's were
2-for-12 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base ... Coco
Crisp scored two runs for Oakland.
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