Samardzija Struggles, A’s Lose To Mets
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OAKLAND (CBS / AP) — Lucas Duda hit a three-run homer, Eric Campbell also connected and the New York Mets beat the Oakland Athletics 8-5 on Wednesday to snap a three-game losing streak.
Zack Wheeler (9-8) allowed two earned runs while working 5 2-3 solid innings. The Mets split their quick two-game interleague series.
Wheeler is 6-0 with a 2.12 ERA over his nine outings since June 30. The A’s chased him after two innings in the shortest start of his career June 25.
The right-hander and former San Francisco Giants top prospect improved to 4-1 in his last 10 road starts.
Jeurys Familia relieved Vic Black with the bases loaded and one out in the eighth and walked in a run but avoided further damage. He finished for his fourth save.
Campbell and Duda homered during a five-run third against Jeff Samardzija (3-3).
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