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M's Lose First Game of 2014 in 12th on A's Walkoff

Roenis Elias sends the home plate umpire a death stare after Nick Punto broke up his no-hit bid in the fifth inning after a bad ball call prolonged the at bat. Roenis Elias sends the home plate umpire a death stare after Nick Punto broke up his no-hit bid in the fifth inning after a bad ball call prolonged the at bat.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Coco Crisp homered leading off the bottom of the 12th inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night.

Crisp, who scored the tying run with two outs in the eighth inning, hit a towering home run off Seattle reliever Hector Noesi (0-1) on an 0-1 pitch. The ball landed just above the out-of-town scoreboard in right field. It's the sixth game-ending hit of Crisp's career.

Yoenis Cespedes and Sam Fuld also drove in runs for Oakland, which rallied from two runs down for its first walkoff win of the season.

Drew Pomeranz (1-0), the fifth A's pitcher, worked one scoreless inning for the win.

Abraham Almonte had two hits and an RBI for Seattle. The Mariners were coming off a series sweep of Anaheim and were attempting to go 4-0 for the first time since 1985.

After scoring 28 runs in the three games against the Angels, Seattle's offense managed just six hits against Oakland and stranded seven base runners.

The Mariners scored in the first without the benefit of a hit.

Almonte hit a grounder that went through the legs of Oakland infielder Alberto Callaspo, who was making his first career start at first base. Second baseman Nick Punto chased down the ball in right field but threw wildly back to the bag for another error, allowing Almonte to take second.

Two batters later, Cano's groundout scored Almonte.

Almonte's RBI single off Oakland starter Jesse Chavez in the fifth drove in Logan Morrison and made it 2-0.

That put Seattle starter Roenis Elias in shape to become the first Cuban-born pitcher to win a game for Seattle before the Mariners' bullpen gave up the lead.

Elias, an all-star in the minors a year ago, allowed one runs and two hits in five effective innings but left with a no-decision. The 25-year-old lefty allowed only two runners past first base and struck out three and walked three.

The Seattle rookie didn't give up a hit until Nick Punto's sharp single to left with two outs in the fifth. Fuld followed with a triple after Seattle center fielder Almonte dived for the ball and missed.

Fuld tried to score on the same play but was thrown out at the plate on a relay from Cano. The play was reviewed and upheld.

Oakland failed to score after loading the bases with two outs in the seventh before Cespedes tripled in Crisp to tie it with two outs in the eighth.

Chavez, making his first start since 2012, allowed two runs and five hits over six innings.

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