Paxton (5-1) gave up three hits through the seventh. Ahead 6-0, he was chased in Oakland’s three-run eighth, and the A’s nearly got even in a harried ninth
Chris Young pitched six shutout innings and was gone by the time the Oakland Athletics beat the Mariners 3-0.
Josh Reddick hit a two-run homer in the first inning and Yoenis Cespedes added a two-run shot in the sixth to lead the Oakland Athletics to an 8-2 victory over the Mariners on Thursday.
The season to date in the AL West is best summed up by one word: fireworks.