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A's salvage split with Mariners

5:19 PM, Apr 4, 2013   |    comments
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Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Josh Reddick and Yoenis Cespedes both hit two- run home runs and the Oakland Athletics defeated the Seattle Mariners, 8-2, on Thursday.

Reddick finished with four RBI, while John Jaso and Nate Freiman knocked in a run apiece for the Athletics, who earned a split of this four-game series with back-to-back wins. Oakland starter A.J. Griffin (1-0) allowed two runs on seven hits over six innings.

Brandon Maurer (0-1) made his major league debut for the Mariners and had a mixed performance. He threw 74 pitches over six innings, but gave up six runs on eight hits.

Michael Morse hit a solo shot and Michael Saunders had an RBI for Seattle, which was 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position.

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