Starter Danny Haren allowed just two runs on three hits over seven innings and Oakland's offense continued to produce at an incredible rate. The A's broke open the game by putting up a six-spot against the Orioles bullpen in the seventh en route to winning the third game of a four-game set at Baltimore's Camden Yards.
Rookie John Maine allowed three runs on six hits over 4 2/3 innings of work for his first loss in the Major Leagues. Baltimore's offense sparked in the sixth with home runs by David Newhan and Melvin Mora, but its bullpen struggled in the seventh, giving up six runs on five walks, a hit batter and just two hits as the O's fell to the A's.
IBB: Kotsay (by Ray). HBP: Lopez, J (by Haren), Kendall (by Maine), Swisher (by Byrdak). Pitches-strikes: Haren 99-65, Duchscherer 11-9, Flores, R 25-17, Maine 95-58, Ray 29-15, Julio 13-5, Byrdak 29-12, Williams 25-17, Baldwin 5-5. Ground outs-fly outs: Haren 10-7, Duchscherer 2-1, Flores, R 0-2, Maine 6-7, Ray 3-0, Julio 0-0, Byrdak 0-0, Williams 4-1, Baldwin 1-2. Batters faced: Haren 24, Duchscherer 4, Flores, R 6, Maine 23, Ray 7, Julio 3, Byrdak 6, Williams 7, Baldwin 3. Inherited runners-scored: Ray 3-0, Byrdak 3-3, Williams 3-1. Umpires: HP: Jerry Crawford. 1B: Ed Rapuano. 2B: Ed Hickox. 3B: Phil Cuzzi. Weather: 87 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind: 8 mph, In from LF. T: 3:06. Att: 26,971.
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