CINCINNATI (AP) — Marcus Semien and Jake Smolinski each hit a two-run homer in Oakland’s four-run second inning, and the Athletics snapped their seven-game losing streak with a 6-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.
Danny Valencia added a solo homer and Billy Butler had three hits — one short of his combined total in eight previous June games — as Oakland also ended a nine-game road losing streak, the team’s longest since an 11-game slide in 2005.READ MORE: 'Nature Shouldn't Be Treated Like A Trash Can': 7th Graders Team Up To Clean Up Lodi Lake
Kendall Graveman and four relievers combined to throttle the Reds’ offense. Fernando Rodriguez (2-0) allowed one hit over two innings of relief for the win.READ MORE: 'Heart Breaks Again': Homeless Advocate Speaks Out As Sacramento Police Investigate Homicide Of Possible Homeless Woman
Ramon Cabrera doubled in Steve Selsky for Cincinnati’s only run in the second inning. The Reds failed to complete a three-game sweep but still finished 5-4 on their homestand.MORE NEWS: Woodland Man, 18, Accused Of Intentionally Hitting Man With Car During Argument
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