As the Seattle Mariners and Oakland A's wrapped up their two game set on the other side of the planet early Thursday morning, Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes was making MLB history, launching his first career home run en route to a 4-1 Oakland Victory at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan.
Cespedes launched a two run bomb in he bottom of the seventh to give the A's back the lead after Justin Smoak's solo shot the inning before, followed by Josh Reddick and Jonny Gomes' solo shots in the seventh and eighth would propel Oakland to their first win of the season. All the runs were scored off of homers in this game.
Bartolo Colon was spectacular for Oakland, earning his first win in the Green and Gold with his eight innings of one run ball, including only three hits, six strikeouts and one lone walk. Sean Kelley would take the loss for Seattle, while also getting tagged with a blown save as well after Jason Vargas' 6.1 innings of two hit ball along one run and three strikeouts.
These teams now head home to rest, recuperate and get ready for the start of the season on the Mainland.