Solo HRs propel A's to 4-3 win against Mariners
SEATTLE (AP) — Josh Donaldson, Daric Barton and Brandon Moss hit solo home runs and Jarrod Parker pitched into the seventh to lead the Oakland Athletics to a 4-3 win against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.
Jed Lowrie had three hits and an RBI as the Athletics held on to snap a season-long five-game losing streak.
Parker (2-5) didn't give up a hit until Kelly Shoppach's two-out, two-run homer in the fifth inning. Parker did give up another two hits and a run before leaving in the seventh.
Grant Balfour pitched the ninth for his sixth save in six chances. The Mariners did have men on second and first with two outs, but Balfour got Kyle Seager to ground out for the final out.
Brandon Maurer (2-5) took the loss.