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Cliff Pennington and Scott Hairston drove in two runs each during a five-run fourth inning Friday, propelling Oakland to a 9-4 win over Kansas City. Oakland won for the fourth time in five games despite allowing the Royals 14 hits. The Athletics sent 10 men to the plate in the fourth against Brian Bannister (7-8) and scored five runs on five hits to take control of the game. Jack Cust opened the inning with a single, moved to second on a wild pitch, took third on a ground out by Kurt Suzuki...
Michael Young had two hits -- one a solo homer -- Thursday, leading the Texas Rangers to a 6-4 win over Oakland. His 18th homer came in the third inning, and his second RBI of the game came on a fifth-inning single. Hank Blalock hit a solo homer. David Murphy and Andruw Jones had two hits and one RBI apiece, while Marlon Byrd added one RBI for the Rangers, who avoided a three-game sweep. Winner Tommy Hunter (4-2) yielded three runs and three hits in seven innings. Closer C.J.
Adam Kennedy snapped a tie with a two-run homer in the sixth inning Wednesday, giving the Oakland Athletics a 7-5 victory over Texas. The A's won for the third straight night in a four-game series that concludes Thursday. Texas overcame a two-run deficit to take a 3-2 lead, and then rallied from two runs down again to forge a 5-5 tie going into the bottom of the sixth. Vicente Padilla (8-6) gave up a one-out double to Mark Ellis in the sixth, but after retiring Cliff Pennington on strikes was...
Mark Ellis drove in three runs in Oakland's 6-0 win over the Texas Rangers Tuesday. Ellis, who has a nine-game hitting streak, went 3-for-4 in support of Gio Gonzalez (3-2) who struck out seven and held Texas to three hits in 6 2/3 innings for the win. The Athletics scored single runs in four of the first five innings of the game and tacked on two in the eighth for their fifth victory in their past eight games. The Rangers managed only five hits, including two by Marlon Byrd and one by...
Rajai Davis smacked a pinch-hit, two-run triple to finish off a three-run ninth inning Monday and the Oakland A's came from behind to beat Texas 3-2. The A's trailed 2-0 going into the bottom of the ninth but got a run on successive singles by Jack Cust, Tommy Everidge and Mark Ellis -- setting up Davis' game-winner off Rangers' reliever C.J.
Toronto's Alex Rios hit a three-run double and Aaron Hill whacked a two-run homer in the first inning Sunday and the Blue Jays went on to beat Oakland 7-2. The early outburst gave Jays starter Ricky Romero (10-4) a 5-0 lead before he took the mound.
Aaron Hill's had two hits, including a three-run homer, and drove in four runs Saturday to key the Toronto Blue Jays' 6-5 win over Oakland. The homer, Hill's 25th of the season, erased a 4-3 deficit with two outs in the top of the fourth. Lyle Overbay had two hits, including a second-inning solo homer, his 11th of the season.
Ryan Sweeney gave Oakland a quick start with a two-run single in the first Friday and the Athletics capitalized on three errors to defeat Toronto 8-5. Oakland scored three unearned runs in dealing the Blue Jays their third straight loss. Sweeney also drove in a run with a bases-loaded walk during Oakland's four-run fourth that gave the Athletics an 8-1 lead.
Dustin Pedroia went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI Monday to help the Boston Red Sox post an 8-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics. Josh Beckett (12-4) allowed three runs on eight hits in seven-plus innings to remain perfect at home this season.
Robinson Cano and Derek Jeter combined for five RBI for the New York Yankees Sunday in 7-5 win over the Oakland Athletics. Cano hit a three-run double and Jeter singled in two runs. Mark Teixeira and Hideki Matsui each added an RBI for New York, which has won nine of its last 10 games. Reliever Phil
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