A's end home skid against King Felix, beat Mariners 2-0

Jul 4, 2015 9:44 PM by Ross Field

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Rookie Kendall Graveman pitched seven innings to help hand Seattle ace Felix Hernandez his first loss in Oakland in nearly seven years, as the Athletics beat the Mariners 2-0 on Saturday.

The A's only scored twice off Hernandez (10-5) but peppered him for 10 hits - the most he has allowed this season.

Hernandez, who struck out six and walked two, had gone 13 consecutive starts without losing at the Coliseum, matching the longest streak by an opposing pitcher. The loss - his first in Oakland since Sept. 19, 2008 - was just his third in 21 career starts at this aging facility.

Graveman (6-4) allowed five hits to earn his third straight win.

Drew Pomeranz pitched the eighth and Tyler Clippard worked the ninth for his 15th save to complete the six-hit shutout.

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