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Mar 13, 2011 7:30 PM by Jordan Mason

Matsui homers to help A's beat Rockies 9-4

PHOENIX (AP) - Hideki Matsui snapped out of a spring training slump with two hits, including a solo homer, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Colorado Rockies 9-4 on Sunday.

Matsui, who was stuck in a 1-for-21 slide, connected against former Oakland pitcher Huston Street in the third inning.

Cliff Pennington and Daric Barton also homered for the A's. Coco Crisp had three hits and is 14 for 27 this spring.

Ryan Spilborghs had three hits for Colorado, and Jonathan Herrera doubled, tripled and scored twice.

Trevor Cahill pitched four innings for the A's, allowing three runs and six hits. He struck out five, all looking, walked two and threw a wild pitch that let Herrera score with two out in the fourth.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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