Jarrod Parker struck out a career-high nine in seven dominant innings, Yoenis Cespedes and Coco Crsip homered for Oakland’s only two hits and the Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 2-1 on Wednesday.
The Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics have lived up to their reputations as low-scoring teams through the first two games of this series.
The season to date, in the AL West, is best summed up by one word: fireworks.
Ichiro Suzuki and possibly Hideki Matsui will begin the 2012 season playing before their countrymen.
Starter Tim Lincecum and closer Brian Wilson were at their best for the San Francisco Giants in Sunday’s 6-1 win over the Seattle Mariners.