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MLB: Oakland 9, Seattle 2

Sept. 3, 2011 at 1:13 AM

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Hideki Matsui's three-run double brought Oakland back from an early deficit Friday and started the Athletics on their way to a 9-2 win over Seattle.

Seattle scored a run in each of the first two innings but the A's struck back for four in the third and coasted from there.

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After clearing the bases with his double in the third, Matsui scored on an infield single by Brandon Allen.

Oakland had another four-run inning in the seventh, during which Cliff Pennington had a three-run homer.

Guillermo Moscoso (7-8) settled down after allowing the two early runs and picked up the victory by giving up just five hits in seven innings. He struck out seven.

Jason Vargas (7-13) suffered through the big third inning and eventually coughed up five runs on six hits in five frames to take the loss.

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