Sep 14, 2014 8:01 PM
SEATTLE (AP) - Sam Fuld and Brandon Moss hit solo home runs, Jon Lester combined with three relievers on a seven-hitter and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 4-0 on Sunday afternoon.
Oakland won consecutive games for the first time in three weeks and more importantly stretched its lead in the AL wild card race. The A's now hold a 1½ game advantage over Kansas City and a 2½ game lead over the Mariners. Seattle went 2-4 on its next-to-last homestand of the season and play 11 of its final 14 on the road.
Fuld barely cleared the right-field wall in the first inning off Seattle starter Chris Young. It was Oakland's only hit until sixth inning. Moss hit his 24th homer leading off the seventh, his first home run since July 24. Fuld and Adam Dunn both added an RBI singles in the eighth inning as Oakland stretched its lead.
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