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Samardzija Struggles, A’s Lose To Mets

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OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 20: Jeff Samardzija #29 of the Oakland Athletics waits with the infielders for manager Bob Melvin to take him out of the game in the inning of their game against the New York Mets at O.co Coliseum on August 20, 2014 in Oakland. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

OAKLAND, CA – AUGUST 20: Jeff Samardzija #29 of the Oakland Athletics waits with the infielders for manager Bob Melvin to take him out of the game in the inning of their game against the New York Mets at O.co Coliseum on August 20, 2014 in Oakland. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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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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