Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Jed Lowrie went 2-for-3 with a homer and
drove in three runs to lead the Oakland Athletics to a 7-5 win over the
Arizona Diamondbacks in spring training action.
Lowrie hit a two-run shot that scored Coco Crisp in the third inning, then
brought Daric Barton home with a double in the fifth. Seth Smith and Michael
Choice drove in a run apiece for the Athletics.
However, Athletics starting pitcher Brett Anderson lasted just eight pitches
before leaving the game with a strained neck. He allowed two runs -- one
earned -- and didn't record an out.
Chris Owings hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning for the Diamondbacks,
who were 3-for-12 with runners in scoring position. A.J. Pollock and Matt
Davidson drove in the other two runs.
Diamondbacks pitcher Tyler Skaggs allowed four runs on four hits and walked
two over four innings.
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