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MLB: Oakland 6, Seattle 1

Sept. 8, 2012 at 1:35 AM

SEATTLE, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A three-run homer in the fourth inning by George Kottaras put Oakland in front Friday and the Athletics went on to down Seattle 6-1.

Oakland ended a three-game losing streak and moved within 4 1/2 games of Texas for the lead in the American League West.

Kottaras broke a 1-1 tie with his homer, which came off Felix Hernandez (13-7).

Hernandez lost his second start in a row after having won nine straight decisions. He gave up five runs on 11 hits in 4 2/3 innings.

Oakland added two runs in the fifth on an RBI double from Josh Donaldson, who then scored on a single by Stephen Drew.

A.J. Griffin (5-0) worked 5 1/3 to get the win, surrendering a lone run on six hits while striking out seven.

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