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Swisher provides the power
Athletics 6, Orioles 5
Nick Swisher points skyward after his two-run homer started the scoring. (Don Wright/AP)
 Swisher's second homer
After being held down through three innings, the A's batted around in the fourth, highlighted by Nick Swisher's two-run homer, one of two on the day. Dan Haren continued his recent roll with seven fantastic innings, and the bullpen staved off a furious Orioles charge to earn a narrow victory.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 23, 2007
OAK
Oakland (10-9)
Won 1
Oakland 6, Baltimore 5   BAL
Baltimore (11-8)
Lost 1
April 23, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 1   6 11 0
Baltimore
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1   5 10 0
Standings thru 4/23/07  |  Gameday  |  Athletics Stats  |  Orioles Stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Stewart, LF3110200.230
Swisher, CF5223013.254
Chavez, 3B5010022.269
Piazza, DH5120011.267
Crosby, SS4110023.237
Ellis, 2B3001121.241
Walker, 1B2110210.237
Kendall, C4021002.191
Putnam, D, RF4010023.250
Totals35611551115 

BATTING
2B: Crosby (4, Bedard).
HR: Swisher 2 (4, 4th inning off Bedard, 1 on, 0 out; 9th inning off Baez, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Stewart; Swisher 8; Chavez; Piazza 2; Crosby 2; Walker; Kendall 2; Putnam, D.
RBI: Swisher 3 (9), Ellis (13), Kendall (4).
2-out RBI: Kendall.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crosby 2; Putnam, D 2.
GIDP: Kendall; Swisher.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Kendall (1, 2nd base by Bedard/Bako).

 
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, 2B5232010.239
Mora, 3B5000013.241
Markakis, RF4110110.282
Tejada, SS5010025.329
Huff, 1B4123001.222
Gibbons, DH3000001.220
  a-Millar, PH-DH1000010.268
Payton, LF3110101.500
Patterson, CF3020100.278
Bako, C3000023.200
  b-Gomez, PH1000012.304
Totals3751053916 

a-Struck out for Gibbons in the 8th. b-Struck out for Bako in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Patterson (4, Street).
HR: Roberts (1, 6th inning off Haren, 0 on, 0 out), Huff (2, 8th inning off Embree, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Roberts 6; Markakis; Tejada; Huff 5; Payton; Patterson 3.
RBI: Roberts 2 (5), Huff 3 (11).
2-out RBI: Huff 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bako 2; Tejada 2.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Patterson (3, 2nd base off Haren/Kendall).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Mora-Roberts-Huff 2).

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Haren (W, 2-2)7.05111511.41
Calero 0.22220206.75
Embree (H, 5)0.11110112.79
Street (S, 5)1.02112103.27
 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bedard (L, 3-2)4.27552616.11
Williamson 0.10000101.80
Burres 3.03003402.16
Baez 1.01110013.72

WP: Bedard.
IBB: Markakis (by Street).
Pitches-strikes: Haren 98-63, Calero 20-12, Embree 6-5, Street 25-15, Bedard 95-57, Williamson 4-3, Burres 52-29, Baez 15-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Haren 8-8, Calero 0-0, Embree 0-0, Street 2-0, Bedard 2-5, Williamson 0-0, Burres 5-0, Baez 0-3.
Batters faced: Haren 27, Calero 4, Embree 2, Street 7, Bedard 22, Williamson 1, Burres 13, Baez 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Embree 2-2, Williamson 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Marvin Hudson. 1B: Brian Knight. 2B: Ed Montague. 3B: Bill Miller.
Weather: 81 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 13 mph, R to L.
T: 2:59.
Att: 13,862.

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