Kazmir makes spring debut in A's 4-3 win over Mariners; funnyman Ferrell plays for both teams



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MESA, Arizona — Scott Kazmir pitched 2 2-3 innings in his first spring start and the Oakland Athletics rallied to beat the Seattle Mariners 4-3 Thursday.

Kazmir gave up two unearned runs and three hits. He walked two and struck out four.

Austin Jackson tripled and singled and Nelson Cruz, Justin Ruggiano and Jesus Montero each drove in runs for the Mariners.

Jordan Pries, a Mariners minor leaguer, went three innings, giving up a run and one hit. He walked one and struck out four.

Funnyman Will Ferrell played shortstop for Oakland in the top of the first and later was at second base for Seattle. No balls were hit to the actor.

Ferrell planned to play for 10 teams in five games during the day, spending time at every position. The adventure was being filmed for an HBO special Ferrell is dedicating to fighting cancer.

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