DeJesus, Sweeney lead A's past Mariners 8-3
Sunday, September 4, 2011
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- David DeJesus and Ryan Sweeney each drove in two runs, Hideki Matsui doubled three times and the Oakland Athletics completed a three-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners with an 8-3 victory Sunday.
Kurt Suzuki, Brandon Allen and Josh Willingham also drove in runs for the A's, who won their third straight following a five-game losing streak.
Trevor Cahill (10-13) allowed a run and five hits over five innings to improve to 1-4 with a 6.46 ERA over his last seven starts. Andrew Bailey pitched the ninth for his 19th save in 21 chances.
Dustin Ackley hit a two-run homer and Ichiro Suzuki drove in a run for the Mariners, who have dropped four straight games. Luis Rodriguez added a two-run single.