Seattle Holds Off Oakland In A's Home Opener

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Endy Chavez had three hits and drove in two runs, and the Seattle Mariners ended a four-game losing streak in Oakland with a 5-4 victory over the Athletics on Friday night.

Yuniesky Betancourt also drove in two runs for the Mariners, who won their second straight by scoring all five of their runs in the second inning against A's starter Brett Anderson in his major-league debut.

Orlando Cabrera had three hits and drove in a run for the A's, who were playing for the first time since the death of Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart.

Chris Jakubauskas pitched two innings in relief of Ryan Rowland-Smith to earn his first major-league victory. David Aardsma got the final six outs for the save in his first opportunity.


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