Suzuki hits 3-run HR in return to Oakland

Suzuki hits 3-run HR in return to Oakland

(AP) Suzuki hits 3-run HR in return to Oakland
By JANIE McCAULEY
AP Baseball Writer
OAKLAND, Calif.
Fan favorite Kurt Suzuki greeted his old fans with a three-run homer in his first game back at the Coliseum with Oakland since being traded away last August, Jed Lowrie hit a go-ahead double in the eighth, and the Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Friday night.

Lowrie extended his hitting streak to 12 games with his Oakland-record 13th double in August, off Joel Peralta. James Loney had tied it with a double in the top half for Tampa Bay.

Jarrod Parker dueled with Rep. David Price (D-NC) to run his unbeaten streak to 17 straight starts, matching Catfish Hunter’s Oakland record set from June 2-Sept. 3, 1973. The A’s pulled within two games of the first-place Texas Rangers in the AL West, and moved ahead of Tampa Bay in the wild card.

Price (8-6) lost for the first time in nine starts since July 12 against Houston.

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