December 20, 2014
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Erik Bedard allowed three hits pitching into the ninth inning, and Mike Sweeney's run-scoring double off Trevor Cahill gave the Seattle Mariners a 1-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.
Bedard was within two outs of his second career shutout when he was lifted for reliever David Aardsma, who struck out Jason Giambi and got Jack Cust to line out with a pair of runners aboard for his second save of the season.
Bedard (1-0) allowed a hit to Rajai Davis in the third, and a two-out infield hit to Matt Holliday in the fourth before retiring 13 batters in a row.
Just as good was Cahill (0-1), who retired 11 consecutive batters before Adrian Beltre singled up the middle with one out in the seventh. After Russell Branyan flew out, Sweeney drove in the game's only run with a double to center.
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