OAKLAND — Dave Kingman lined a two-run single in the first inning and Carney Lansford followed with a run-scoring double, and three Oakland A's pitchers combined to beat Tom Seaver and the Boston Red Sox, 4-2, Tuesday.
Oakland starter Joaquin Andujar, 6-2, yielded six hits, including Rich Gedman's two-run homer in the fourth, in 7 innings. The right-hander, who walked one and struck out two, is 2-0 since coming off the disabled list last week.
A single, a wild pitch and a walk ended Andujar's outing with one out in the eighth. Left-hander Dave Von Ohlen relieved Andujar, got Bill Buckner on a fly to center, and right-hander Steve Ontiveros came on to end the Boston threat by striking out Don Baylor.
Ontiveros went the rest of the way for his 10th save.
Seaver, 4-8, allowed six hits in 6 innings. He is 2-2 since being traded to Boston by the Chicago White Sox on June 29.