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Parker pitches A's past Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) - Oakland manager Bob Melvin had a concise assessment of starter Jarrod Parker.

"He's good," Melvin said.

Parker earned that praise with seven dominant innings and a career-high nine strikeouts Wednesday in the Athletics' 2-1 win over the Seattle Mariners.

The A's mustered just two hits against four Seattle pitchers, but both left the park.

Coco Crisp hit his second homer of the season on the second pitch of the game. Yoenis Cespedes hit his ninth in the seventh inning of Hisashi Iwakuma (1-1), whom he faced in the 2009 World Baseball Classic, to break a 1-1 tie. …

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