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Box > Oakland 5, Philadelphia 2
Nothing bland about Blanton
The Phillies got on the board early on Jason Michaels' two-run double in the first, but were shut down after that by Joe Blanton and the A's bullpen. Jon Lieber, meanwhile, cruised through four innings, but gave up a run in the fifth and four more in the sixth.
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Joe Blanton notched his third victory, striking out seven over 7 2/3 innings. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
After giving up two first-inning runs, Joe Blanton got into a nice groove, keeping the Phils off the board for the next 6 2/3 innings. The offense also did its part, scoring four in the sixth, highlighted by Eric Chavez's tying homer and Keith Ginter's go-ahead RBI single.
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 Ginter's go-ahead RBI single
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PHI
Philadelphia (38-32)
Lost 2
Oakland 5, Philadelphia 2   OAK
Oakland (29-39)
Won 2
June 19, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Philadelphia
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 6 1
Oakland
0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 X   5 11 0
Standings through 6/19/05  |  Gameday  |  Phillies Stats  |  Athletics Stats
PhiladelphiaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rollins, SS4000011.277
Lofton, CF4120000.386
Abreu, DH2110201.324
Burrell, LF4000035.305
Thome, 1B2000201.217
Michaels, RF4022012.280
Utley, 2B4000033.307
Bell, 3B4010011.258
Lieberthal, C4000002.240
Totals322624916 

BATTING
2B: Michaels (7, Blanton), Abreu (14, Blanton).
TB: Lofton 2; Abreu 2; Michaels 3; Bell.
RBI: Michaels 2 (15).
2-out RBI: Michaels 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Utley 2; Michaels; Thome.
GIDP: Rollins.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Rollins (7, missed catch).
DP: 2 (Utley-Rollins-Thome, Utley-Thome).

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kotsay, CF4000114.277
Swisher, RF3000112.224
Crosby, SS4010003.313
Chavez, 3B4121001.250
Hatteberg, DH4110011.278
Kielty, LF4120011.283
Johnson, 1B4130001.262
Ginter, 2B3111113.188
Melhuse, C4012013.132
Totals3451143619 

BATTING
2B: Melhuse (2, Madson).
HR: Chavez (11, 6th inning off Lieber, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Crosby; Chavez 5; Hatteberg; Kielty 2; Johnson 3; Ginter; Melhuse 2.
RBI: Chavez (39), Ginter (21), Melhuse 2 (5).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crosby 2; Kotsay.
GIDP: Swisher.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: (Johnson-Crosby-Blanton).

 
PhiladelphiaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lieber (L, 8-6)5.18541614.63
Madson 1.22001003.40
Urbina 1.01001003.41
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Blanton (W, 3-6)7.25224705.19
Flores (H, 1)0.10000000.00
Duchscherer (S, 2)1.01000201.56

Pitches-strikes: Lieber 96-65, Madson 15-9, Urbina 21-11, Blanton 116-68, Flores 1-1, Duchscherer 15-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Lieber 6-4, Madson 2-3, Urbina 1-2, Blanton 7-9, Flores 1-0, Duchscherer 1-0.
Batters faced: Lieber 26, Madson 6, Urbina 5, Blanton 31, Flores 1, Duchscherer 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Madson 2-2, Flores 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Doug Eddings. 1B: Bruce Dreckman. 2B: Bill Hohn. 3B: Gerry Davis.
Weather: 67 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:20.
Att: 30,619.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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