A's strike back with 9-2 win over Mariners

March 4, 2012, 12:44 am
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BOX SCOREPEORIA, Ariz. -- Jonny Gomes and Jemile Weeks each hit two-run homers and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 9-2 Saturday.
Weeks finished the game two-for-three with two runs, two RBI and a stolen base.
Gomes connected in the third off Kevin Millwood. Weeks homered in the fifth against Hong-Chih Kuo.Carlos Peguero homered for the second straight day for Seattle. He went deep against the A's in Friday's exhibition opener.
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The Mariners and Athletics start the major league season on March 28 with a two-game series in Tokyo.Mariners starter Hector Noesi, acquired with catcher Jesus Montero from the New York Yankees for pitcher Michael Pineda, struck out two and walked two in two hitless innings.Montero was out of the lineup, a day after he was hit by two foul balls and left the game.
The Associated Press contributed to this report

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