Yoenis Cespedes returned to the lineup after missing a total of nine games with a left hamstring strain. His return went about as well as could be. Especially when considering that the last time he was in the lineup, he had to leave the game when he aggravated the injury after his first at-bat.The Cuban slugger drove in a run and scored one, as the A's beat the Dodgers 4-1. He also played his first-ever game as a designated hitter.At the PlateCespedes went 2-for-4 with a run. That run came in the fourth inning, after he hit a screaming line drive down the left field line that ricocheted off the wall hard on one hop for a leadoff double. He followed that up with an RBI single in the fifth inning.His outs were almost as impressive. He launched a ball to left field in the eighth inning that he thought was gone. Bobby Abreu made the catch with his back against the wall. In the first inning, he was robbed of a single on a line drive to center field.Seth Smith stayed hot at the plate. He hit the RBI double to left-center field that scored Cespedes, making it a 1-1 game.In the eighth, Brandon Moss hit a very loud homer to right-center, making it 4-1. The blast came on a 1-1 offering from Dodgers reliever Scott Elbert. He now has seven homers since joining the A's 13 games ago.Josh Reddick's struggles at the plate continued on Wednesday. He went 0-for-4 with one strikeout and grounded into a bases-loaded double play in the fifth inning. The A's did score on the play. He is hitless in his last 19 at-bats.Starting Pitching ReportTommy Milone's impressive effort took a back seat to Cespedes' return. Let's just call them stories 1-A, and 1-B. Milone stifled the Dodgers bats over nine innings of one-run ball for his seventh win. It was his first career complete game.The only run the lefty allowed came on a double to right field that Reddick actually made a diving catch on -- but the ball got loose.After allowing the run, he retired 14 consecutive batters. He ended up with two strikeouts, one walk, and three hits allowed.In the FieldIn the fifth inning, Smith made a full speed sliding catch in left field to rob Tony Gwynn Jr.Josh Reddick almost made a diving catch in the second inning. He made a head first dive, catching the ball, but when he rolled out of the dive, he accidentally flung the ball from his glove. The play was ruled an RBI double for Juan Uribe.Weeks made a leaping snowcone snare on a line drive hit by Gwynn Jr. in the eighth inning. Weeks, who is small in stature, makes up for it with his hops. On the next play he committed an error.AttendanceThe A's announced an attendance of 25,383 on Wednesday. Many of those that came got to enjoy Mug Root Beer float night. The A's raised over 24,000 to help fight juvenile diabetes with the event.Dot RaceWhite wins the dot race for a second straight night. It was a close call, but again a late surge lead to the victory.Up NextThe A's take on reigning National League Cy Young Clayton Kershaw (5-3, 2.86 ERA). Oakland might be catching Kershaw at the right time, he has gone 1-2 in his last five starts. He will be opposed by Travis Blackley (1-2, 3.76 ERA). The Australian left-hander allowed two runs over six innings against the Padres. His first MLB win since 2004. Blackley taught me how to play Australian Rules Football before the game. You can see the video here.