April 17, 2014
PHOENIX (AP) - Jemile Weeks hit a leadoff home run in the first inning, Seth Smith later homered and the Oakland Athletics beat a split squad of San Diego Padres 11-6 on Wednesday.
Weeks, Smith and Jed Lowrie each had two hits and drove in two runs. Smith homered in the second as Oakland took a 7-2 lead.
Weeks, coming off a down season, has hit safely in all three of his games and upped his spring average to .625.
Cody Ransom homered and drove in two runs for San Diego. Travis Buck, who previously played for the A's, had two hits and drove in two runs.
A's starter Dan Straily allowed two runs and two hits in 1 1-3 innings. Padres starter Eric Stults gave up four runs on four hits and two walks in one inning.
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