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Cespedes, Moss lead offense as A's beat Mets 8-5 for Mills' first MLB win in almost 2 years

New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler delivers in the first inning of an interleague baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in New York, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler delivers in the first inning of an interleague baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in New York, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)  (The Associated Press)

Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run double, slumping Brandon Moss had a two-run homer and the Oakland Athletics jumped all over an ineffective Zack Wheeler in an 8-5 win over the New York Mets on Wednesday night.

Coco Crisp homered and had three hits as the AL West leaders built an eight-run cushion for Brad Mills, who took a shutout into the seventh inning for his first major league victory in almost two years.

Oakland rebounded from its most lopsided loss of the season to split the two-game interleague series, boosting the best record in baseball to 48-30.

Pinch-hitter Lucas Duda chased Mills with a three-run homer in the seventh. Chris Young connected for a two-run shot in the eighth, his third home run in two nights.

Curtis Granderson added three hits for the Mets, who had won three straight and five of six.