Oakland currently trails the Angels by 4 1/2 games in the AL West.
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Adam Dunn provided the jolt the Oakland Athletics' offense needed in his debut with the team. Now, he'll try to help them secure a series win on Tuesday when they play the middle test of a three-game set with the Seattle Mariners at O.co Coliseum.
Dunn belted a two-run homer in his initial at-bat with his new team, sparking a five-run first inning that carried the A's to a 6-1 victory.
Geovany Soto added a two-run single during the big opening frame and Jason Hammel turned in his best start in an Oakland uniform to help the A's bounce back from this past weekend's four-game sweep at the hands of the AL West- leading Angels.
Oakland, which trails the Angels by 4 1/2 games, mustered a paltry one run total over its three most recent defeats.