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Cespedes's late HR enough as A's blank M's

Seattle, WA ( - Yoenis Cespedes hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to a 3-0 win over the Seattle Mariners in the rubber match of a three-game set at Safeco Field.

Josh Donaldson added a solo homer in the ninth for the Athletics, winners in six of their last seven.

Dan Otero (2-0) picked up the win after recording the final two outs of the seventh inning. Starter Scott Kazmir allowed just two hits and fanned nine over six scoreless frames.

Sean Doolitle stranded a runner in the ninth to earn his first save of the season.

Charlie Furbush (0-1) was saddled with the loss after surrendering Cespedes' homer in the eighth.

04/13 19:00:58 ET