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Athletics rough up Felix Hernandez for four first-inning runs and hold on; Seattle returns to Safeco Field for a 10-game homestand

PISCOTTYOakland posted a big first-inning score against Felix Hernandez and then held on to beat Seattle 4-3 Thursday afternoon to avoid a sweep.

The Mariners (29-20), who won the first two games of the series but saw their five-game winning streak end, return to Safeco Field for a 10-game homestand. They'll play the first of three games against Minnesota at 7 p.m. Friday with James Paxton (3-1) pitching opposite Fernando Romero (2-0).

The Mariners scored a first-inning run, before Oakland put four on the scoreboard in the bottom of the inning on Jed Lowrie's sacrifice fly, Stephen Piscotty's two-run double and Dustin Fowler's single.

David Freitas drew Seattle within 4-2 on a second-inning single. Kyle Seager's RBI double in the eighth made it 4-3, but reliever Blake Treinen forced Daniel Vogelbach to fly out to end the inning, and then put down the Mariners 1-2-3 in the ninth for the Oakland (26-24) win.

Hernandez gave up five hits and four runs while striking out two and walking one in six innings.

Jean Segura had three of Seattle's 10 hits.

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