Oakland 14, Baltimore 9

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, July 27, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Temperature - 88°
Umpires - Home Plate - Ted Barrett, First Base - Marvin Hudson, Second Base - Brian Runge, Third Base - Tim McClelland,
Attendance - 29278

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Oakland 4 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 6 14 16 0
Baltimore 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 3 0 9 15 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 54-45 29-21 25-24 W1
Baltimore 52-48 24-25 28-23 L1

Recap


Athletics 14, Orioles 9: Seth Smith matched a career high with five RBIs, including a two-run double to cap Oakland’s six-run ninth inning as the visiting Athletics rallied after blowing leads of 5-0 and 8-6 to win for the eighth time in nine games in wild fashion.

After Baltimore’s Chris Davis capped a three-run eighth inning against closer Ryan Cook with a two-out RBI single to give the Orioles a 9-8 lead, the Athletics returned the favor against closer Jim Johnson (1-1), who was charged with all six runs after retiring the leadoff batter.

Smith delivered a pinch-hit three-run double in the sixth inning to give Oakland an 8-6 lead after Adam Jones’ 24th of the season – a line drive that barely cleared the left field wall – had put Baltimore on top 6-5 in the fifth.

Chris Carter hit a two-run homer, Brandon Hicks added a solo shot and Josh Reddick continued his torrid hitting against the Orioles with two hits and an RBI triple for the Athletics, who are 11-2 since the All-Star break and 17-3 in July.

Reddick crashed into the right field wall to take extra bases away from Nick Markakis to end the game. Reddick remained on the warning track for several moments before leaving the field. He suffered an upper body bruise but there was no sign of a concussion.

J.J. Hardy had three two-out run-scoring hits and Davis homered for the second straight game as the Orioles fell to 3-10 in the last 13 games at home and lost for the fourth time in five games overall.

Jerry Blevins (4-0) was awarded the victory after pitching a scoreless ninth inning. Cook allowed three hits and a run.

Oakland scored four runs in the first, capped by Carter’s two-run shot well into the left field seats. The Athletics made it 5-0 in the second on Hicks’ solo blast.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Baltimore C Matt Wieters was given the night off. He is 1-for-30 with 15 strikeouts in his last eight games. … The Athletics lead the majors with 26 homers since the All-Star break. … Reddick is 28-for-78 (.359) with six homers and 14 RBIs lifetime against the Orioles, including 20-for-48 (.417) with four homers and eight RBIs at Camden Yards. He is also 22 for his last 66 overall. … The teams combined for 31 hits, 16 by Oakland. ... Oakland's Jarrod Parker and Baltimore's Zach Britton each allowed six runs. Parker had won his previous three road starts. ... Johnson has an ERA of 18.47 since the All-Star break after compiling a 1.21 ERA in the first half of the season.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   Baltimore
Jarrod Parker Player Zach Britton
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 5.2
8 Strikeouts 2
8 Hits 6
10.80 ERA 9.53
Hitting
Oakland   Baltimore
Brandon HicksPlayer J.J. Hardy
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 3
1 HR 0
5 TB 4
.667 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 16 2 28 .372 12 5 13 6 0 0
Baltimore 15 2 23 .375 17 13 9 5 0 0

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