Comeback falls short, A's lose to Seattle 8-7

Comeback falls short, A's lose to Seattle 8-7
April 8, 2012, 4:05 am
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OAKLAND -- Chone Figgins finished a home run short of the cycle and every Seattle Mariners batter had a hit, backing a shaky start from ace Felix Hernandez to beat the Oakland Athletics 8-7 on Saturday night.Figgins' two-run double off Bartolo Colon (1-1) highlighted a six-run fourth-inning - helped by a center fielder Yoenis Cespedes misplaying a ball - to give Seattle a 7-0 lead.Cespedes atoned for his mistake with a three-run homer against reliever Steve Delabar, the third long ball in four games by the powerful Cuban defector.Hernandez (1-0) gave up six runs on eight hits in 6 1-3 innings, striking out seven and walking one. Brandon League pitched a scoreless ninth for his second save this season.

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