Cespedes, Athletics sweep Mariners

4:32 PM, Sep 30, 2012   |    comments
Oakland Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) is congratulated by his team mates after hitting a home run during the eighth inning at O.co Coliseum. (PHOTO: US PRESSWIRE)
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OAKLAND, CA - Yoenis Cespedes hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth before Josh Reddick added a two-run shot later in the inning, lifting the Oakland Athletics to a 5-2 win and a three-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners.

Cespedes added an RBI triple for the Athletics, who closed to within 1 1/2 games of AL West-leading Texas. The Rangers are currently playing the Angels in the back end of a day-night doubleheader.

Oakland is 2 1/2 games ahead of Los Angeles for the second wild card spot.


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