Oakland 5, Baltimore 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, September 15, 2012 9:05 PM
Location - O.co Coliseum
Temperature - 64°
Umpires - Home Plate - Ed Hickox, First Base - Chris Conroy, Second Base - Mark Carlson, Third Base - Angel Hernandez,
Attendance - 20342

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Baltimore 81-64 42-32 39-32 L2
Oakland 84-61 44-30 40-31 W2

Recap

Athletics 5, Orioles 2: Stephen Drew homered and Chris Carter drove in a pair to highlight a five-run rally in the third inning and lift host Oakland to its eighth win in the last nine games.

Jarrod Parker settled down to deliver seven strong innings and Josh Reddick and Yoenis Cespedes each singled in a run for the Athletics, who moved three games ahead of Baltimore in the wild card race and within two of the Texas Rangers for the lead in the American League West.

Nate McLouth homered and Mark Reynolds doubled in a run for the Orioles, who fell one game behind the New York Yankees in the AL East. Baltimore leads the Los Angeles Angels by 2 1/2 games for the second wild card spot.

Oakland trailed 2-0 entering the third but quickly got on the board when Drew led off the frame with his second homer. Orioles left-hander Zach Britton (5-3) struggled with his command in walking Coco Crisp and hitting Jonny Gomes before Reddick and Cespedes delivered back-to-back RBI singles. Carter’s two-run double down the line in right capped the uprising.

Parker (11-8) ended up holding Baltimore to two runs on seven hits while walking one and striking out five. Sean Doolittle pitched the eighth and Grant Balfour worked around a pair of base runners in the ninth for his 19th save.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Reynolds appeared to injure his biceps on a swing and was attended to by trainers but stayed in the game. … Carter had been 0-for-12 in his previous four games. … Baltimore LHP Randy Wolf is scheduled to make his first start for the team on Sunday. He had been working out of the bullpen since being picked up late last month.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Baltimore   Oakland
Zach Britton Player Jarrod Parker
Loss W/L Win
4.0 IP 7.0
4 Strikeouts 5
4 Hits 7
11.25 ERA 2.57
Hitting
Baltimore   Oakland
Adam Jones Player Josh Reddick
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Baltimore 8 1 13 .242 14 6 2 2 0 0
Oakland 5 1 10 .172 17 9 5 7 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Oakland will play their next game at home against Baltimore. The Athletics have a W/L % of .627 after a win and .516 after a loss.
  • Baltimore will play their next game on the road against Oakland. The Orioles have a W/L % of .556 after a win and .562 after a loss.