Updated: Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012, 6:54 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012, 6:54 PM EDT
SEATTLE - Jarrod Parker struck out a career-high nine in seven dominant innings, Yoenis Cespedes and Coco Crsip homered for Oakland's only two hits and the Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 2-1 on Wednesday.
Parker (4-3) allowed just three hits and walked four. He's allowed just two earned runs over his last 20 innings pitched, going 2-0 in those three outings, and lowering his ERA to 2.57.
Oakland closer Ryan Cook pitched around an error and a walk in the ninth for his sixth save.
Hisashi Iwakuma (1-1) took the loss.
Seattle starter Kevin Millwood left the game after just 2 2-3 innings after again straining his right groin.
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