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  • OAKLAND, Calif. Jorge De La Rosa Diamondbacks Jersey . -- Reigning AL saves leader Jim Johnson struck out two and closed it out this time after losing back-to-back outings to begin with his new team, sealing the Oakland Athletics 6-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. Brandon Moss hit a three-run homer, Yoenis Cespedes connected in the eighth and Josh Donaldson beat out an infield single in the fifth to drive in the go-ahead run. Sonny Gray (1-0) allowed one earned run and six hits, struck out three and walked two in six innings. In the ninth, manager Bob Melvin went back to Johnson, who delivered his first save despite allowing two baserunners. Johnson, who converted 50 of 59 save opportunities in 2013, was acquired from Baltimore to replace departed All-Star Grant Balfour. Moss tied the game at 3 on a three-run homer in the third. Donaldsons third hit of the season snapped a career-worst 0-for-20 streak, and Jed Lowrie followed with a sacrifice fly. Oakland won its first series at home against Seattle in four tries since sweeping the Mariners at the Coliseum to end the 2012 season. Melvin lost a replay challenge in the fourth inning. Sam Fuld singled and started toward second and was caught off the bag. The crew confirmed its call in 2 minutes, 1 second. Grey allowed a pair of unearned runs in the second after Michael Saunders reached on first baseman Daric Bartons fielding error. After throwing six shutout innings in a 2-0 loss to Cleveland on opening night Monday, Gray followed that up with another strong start. The two runs ended his scoreless innings streak at 14 dating to his final regular-season start of 2013. Erasmo Ramirez (1-1) struggled with his command after an impressive win in his season debut Tuesday at Los Angeles. He allowed seven hits and walked three in four innings. Robinson Canos third-inning double gave him a 14-game hitting streak against the AL West. Right-hander Dominic Leone made his major league debut in the seventh for Seattle after being promoted Friday. The 2012 16th-round draft pick bypassed Triple-A. He immediately gave up Eric Sogards double, the No. 9 batters third hit of the day. Notes: Seattle DH Corey Hart had the day off as he continues to be eased in after missing last year with Milwaukee following knee surgery. That gives him two days of rest before Seattles home opener Tuesday. ... The As were set to fly after the game to Minnesota for Monday afternoons Twins home opener. ... James Paxton starts for Seattle Tuesday against the Angels. ... As reliever Ryan Cook, on the DL with shoulder tendinitis, could be activated as soon as Monday, while OF Craig Gentry (lower back strain) will make at least one more minor league appearance before returning. RHP A.J. Griffin (elbow) will stay in Oakland and continue rehab, beginning strengthening exercises this week. "Its more the mental game, battling boredom," said Griffin, a 14-game winner last year. "Youre not contributing, youre taking up space in the clubhouse." Curt Schilling Jersey . Dalton completed his only pass and led the Bengals to a touchdown in his only drive -- one that took four minutes to finish -- and the Cincinnati Bengals ended the preseason with a 27-10 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday night. Paul Goldschmidt Diamondbacks Jersey . Thats when the eight-time champion revealed that a painful back is slowing his serves -- and, all in all, giving him more trouble than his opponents so far.ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Dallas Keuchel came within one out of his second consecutive shutout and the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-2 Monday night for their first three-game winning streak of the season. Jason Castro and Matt Dominguez drove in runs during a three-run first inning for the Astros, who knocked around Garrett Richards (4-1) for 10 hits in the opener of a 10-game road trip. Keuchel (5-2) followed up his first career shutout with another gem, yielding five hits and striking out eight. He didnt allow a runner past second base until the ninth, when manager Bo Porter pulled him after two-out infield singles by Mike Trout and Albert Pujols. Howie Kendrick followed with a two-run triple off Josh Zeid, who got C.J. Cron on a grounder to end the Angels third loss in 11 games. Dexter Fowler and Chris Carter also drove in runs for the Astros (17-28), who still have the ALs worst record despite six wins in their last eight games. Keuchel baffled the Angels, whose only hits in the first seven innings were back-to-back singles by Pujols and Kendrick in the fourth. Keuchel retired Los Angeles next 10 batters until Grant Green led off the eighth with an infield single. Keuchel improved to 5-1 in his last eight starts. He has yielded four runs, 18 hits and one walk over 25 1-3 innings in three straight dominant outings. Houstons bats also are improving just in time for a three-game series at Angel Stadium, where the Astros have won seven of ttheir last eight. Robbie Ray Diamondbacks Jersey. The Astros have at least nine hits in nine straight games for the first time since June 2007. Richards yielded a season-high 10 hits and five runs over seven innings, leaving him with just two wins in his last seven starts. Jose Altuve extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a leadoff double in the first. He advanced to third on Richards major league-leading 10th wild pitch and then scored when Richards comically lobbed a pickoff attempt into left-field foul territory. Castro and Dominguez followed with run-scoring singles. Fowler drove in another run with a two-out single in the second, but cost the Astros a second run when he was thrown out trying to stretch it into a double while George Springer was running home from first. Castro doubled and scored on Carters single in the third. Richards retired the next seven Houston batters and finished strong. NOTES: Fowler drew a walk in his career-best ninth consecutive game, the first Houston player to accomplish that feat since Morgan Ensberg in 2006. ... Angels LHP Hector Santiago, who lost his job in the rotation and hadnt pitched in eight days, retired all six batters he faced in relief. ... Opening-day starters Kole Calhoun and David Freese both had extra-base hits during rehab assignments with Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday night. Both are expected back in the majors soon. 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