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A's sail past Mariners

Chris Carter went deep for a two-run dinger as the Oakland A's defeated the Seattle Mariners 8-1 Thursday night in the opener of a four-game set at Safeco Field.

The A's won the game as a -110 pick'em, while the nine runs made it OVER the posted over/under (7) set by sportsbooks.

Gio Gonzalez tossed seven scoreless innings with eight strikeouts to earn the victory for the A's.

Doug Fister suffered the loss on the mound for the Mariners, allowing 13 hits and six runs over his 5 1-3 innings.