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Athletics 6, Mariners 2

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SEATTLE, Wash. -  Nick Swisher hit two home runs Thursday night to back Oakland pitcher Dan Haren, and the Athletics beat the Mariners 6-2. That extends the Mariners' losing streak to a season-high seven games.

Swisher's second homer broke open a 3-2 game in the ninth inning.

Earlier, Oakland's Mark Ellis and Swisher each hit their 12th home runs of the season off of Mariners' pitcher Jeff Weaver, who lost his third consecutive start.

Seattle hasn't won since closing to within one game of the Los Angeles Angels for the American League West lead on July 20th. The Mariners are four games out now, thanks to their longest losing streak since an eleven-game skid effectively ended their season last August.

Oakland won for the third time in four games.

Richie Sexson homered for the Mariners in the fifth.

(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)

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