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A's Finish Sweep of the Mariners

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SEATTLE (AP) - Jonny Gomes hit a three-run home run, Tommy Milone worked six strong innings and the Oakland Athletics finished off a three-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners with a 4-2 victory Sunday.

Milone (12-10) allowed eight hits and two runs, matched a career high with 10 strikeouts and had no walks. He has walked one or no batters in each of his past 14 starts.

Grant Balfour worked the ninth to pick up his 16th save in 18 opportunities.

The victory moved the A's within 3 1/2 games of Texas in the AL West. The Rangers lost to Tampa Bay 6-0.

Jason Vargas (14-10) allowed just four hits and three runs in seven innings for Seattle. He walked three and struck out six.