Mariners Double-Up A's 4-2

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SEATTLE (AP) - Mike Sweeney followed a two-out error with a tiebreaking two-run single in the fifth inning, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 4-2 Thursday night.

Doug Fister (3-4) went seven innings, allowing five hits and a run for his first win since Sept. 1.

David Aardsma gave up a solo home run to Jack Cust in the ninth, his 25th, but finished for his 37th save in 41 opportunities. He tied Kazuhiro Sasaki for third on the club's single-season saves list.

Adrian Beltre hit his eighth home run, on Brett Anderson's first pitch of the second. It carried 428 feet into the center-field seats. In each of his past seven seasons, Beltre did not hit fewer than 19 home runs, but he missed 51 games this season with injuries.


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