First baseman Nick Swisher blasted two home runs and collected four RBIs and second baseman Mark Ellis added a solo homer to help the A's take the series opener. Right-hander Dan Haren upped his record to 12-3 with seven innings of two-run ball.
Richie Sexson smacked a solo homer in the second inning to cut Seattle's early deficit and Adrian Beltre added an RBI single in the fifth inning, but the Mariners couldn't solve Dan Haren. Jeff Weaver allowed three runs on seven hits over 7 1/3 innings of work.
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