OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Fill-in starter Drew Pomeranz pitched five scoreless innings for his second win in his past 20 starts and the Oakland Athletics salvaged a split of a doubleheader by beating the Seattle Mariners 2-0 in the nightcap Wednesday.
The Mariners overcame a shaky start from ace Felix Hernandez to win the opener 6-4 on Justin Smoak’s two-out single in the 10th inning.
Yoenis Cespedes homered for the second straight day and Craig Gentry scored from first on a single by Jed Lowrie to help the A’s snap a six-game home losing streak.
Pomeranz (2-1) was sharp in his first major league start since last July, allowing two hits and no walks in five innings with five strikeouts. Pomeranz won just one of his final 19 starts with Colorado, leading to an offseason trade to the A’s where he has pitched well in relief.