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posted: 6/21/2012 5:33 PM

Cespedes' 3-run HR in 9th lifts A's over Dodgers

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  • The Oakland Athletics' Yoenis Cespedes hits a walk-off, three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Lindblom Thursday during the ninth inning in Oakland, Calif. The Athletics won 4-1.

      The Oakland Athletics' Yoenis Cespedes hits a walk-off, three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Lindblom Thursday during the ninth inning in Oakland, Calif. The Athletics won 4-1.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning for his first career game-ending shot, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 on Thursday for a three-game sweep.

Cespedes connected with no outs off Josh Lindblom (2-1), sending a drive just inside the left-field foul pole for his seventh homer. Oakland won for the eighth time in nine games.

Coco Crisp drew a leadoff walk from Lindblom and advanced on a wild pitch. He moved to third on Jemile Weeks' infield single on which Lindblom fielded the ball and looked to third and then first but didn't make a throw.

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