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LF Dustin Ackley was not in the lineup Sunday, marking the second day in a row and the sixth in seven games that he has been sidelined by left ankle soreness. Ackley is battling bone spurs in the ankle, and he returned from a four-day absence Friday night before succumbing to the soreness in the two weekend games.
RHP Taijuan Walker got a chance to prove his merit as a reliever Sunday, but the rookie prospect didn't fare well. He worked two innings, allowing three hits and two runs -- one unearned.
3B Kyle Seager went 2-for-4 on Sunday to finish off a forgettable homestand on a high note. Seager had gone hitless in 15 straight at-bats before getting a second-inning single Sunday. He added another single in the eighth.
LF Corey Hart got a rare start Sunday but didn't do much to earn another opportunity. He struck out on three pitches in his first at-bat and went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts.
RHP Chris Young got back on track Sunday afternoon, when he pitched six quality innings in a 4-0 loss to Oakland. Young (12-8) allowed two runs off four hits while striking out five.
CF Austin Jackson came out of a homestand-long slump with a leadoff single in the first inning Sunday. Jackson had not had a hit in a span of 14 at-bats and was 2-for-20 with 12 strikeouts on the homestand before delivering with a single up the middle in Sunday's bottom of the first. Jackson went 2-for-5 in the 4-0 loss to Oakland.