It didn’t take the A’s long to wipe away memories from the night before.

They jumped on the New York Mets early and rode out an 8-5 victory Wednesday night at Citi Field to split a two-game interleague series. It was an effective counter-punch after they got routed 10-1 in Tuesday’s opener.

Brad Mills (1-0) earned his first victory as an Athletic, going 6 1/3 innings and keeping the Mets off the board until a three-run homer to his last hitter. Brandon Moss hit his 18th homer, a two-run shot, and Yoenis Cespedes had a three-run double that put the A’s up 6-0 by the second.

That early cushion looked all the more important when the Mets closed to within 8-5 in the eighth inning. Sean Doolittle closed it out, and the A’s stopped a two-game losing streak.