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Steven Vogt connected for a three-run home run that helped the Oakland Athletics beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-4 Sunday.
 
Khris Davis also homered, his 34th, in support of rookie Andrew Triggs' first win. Triggs (1-1) allowed three runs on four hits, walked none and struck out eight in six innings.
Triggs, who was called up from Triple-A Nashville for the eighth time earlier this month, said about 15 family and friends made the trip from his hometown in Nashville to watch the game played with the temperature 92 degrees at first pitch.
 
Jaime Garcia (10-10) gave up a three-run homer to Vogt with in the third and a two-run shot to Davis, his 34th, with in the first. Garcia has allowed seven homers in his past three starts after giving up six in his first 13 starts. Both homers against the Athletics came with two out.
 
St. Louis brought the tying run to the plate with one out against Ryan Madson but Randall Grichuk lined out to third and Greg Garcia flied to center for the final out. It was the closer's 27th save in 33 chances.
 
The Cardinals, who completed their home stand 2-4, finished interleague play 1-8 at home and 8-12 overall. 
 
Carlos Martinez (12-7, 3.13) will make his third start at Milwaukee as St. Louis opens a nine-game, three-city trip. Martinez won his first two starts against the Brewers, allowing one run in 13 innings.
 
The Athletics have won four of their past five games and before each of the wins, Vogt has handled the duties of taking out the lineup card.

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