Moss and John Jaso drove in four runs apiece while Alberto
Callaspo scored three times for the Athletics, who moved to a major
league-best 22-12 away from home. Kazmir (7-2) allowed four hits and
two walks to improve to 2-0 with a 1.21 ERA and 25 strikeouts
against two walks over his last three turns, but reliever Ryan Cook
walked Chris Davis with the bases loaded in the eighth inning to end
the shutout bid.
Steve Pearce doubled and finished with two of the Orioles’ six hits.
Ubaldo Jimenez (2-7) yielded only two hits but was tagged for a
season-high six runs while tying another campaign high with five
walks over a season-low 2 1/3 innings as Baltimore fell to 3-8 over
its last 11 home contests.
After managing only one walk against Jimenez over the first two
frames, Oakland made quick work of him in the third when the
right-hander issued three straight free passes to open the inning.
Jaso brought in two with his double off the top of the wall in
right-center before Nick Punto drew the fourth walk of the inning to
load the bases again.
Josh Donaldson grounded out to record the first out, but Moss
hammered a first-pitch splitter over the fence for his second grand
slam in seven games to close the book on Jimenez. Jaso added another
run in the fourth with an run-scoring single off Brad Brach and
tagged the reliever for three more in the fifth on Jaso’s RBI
groundout and Punto’s two-run single.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: Jaso’s two-run double was initially ruled that by
first base umpire Gabe Morales before second base umpire Larry
Vanover overruled him and flashed the home run sign. The play did
not go to replay, however, as Vanover quickly called for a crew
chief’s review, leading him to reverse his call. … Athletics C Derek
Norris left the game in the sixth when he was hit in the helmet on
3B Manny Machado's backswing. … Machado and Oakland’s Fernando Abad
were each ejected in the eighth when Abad threw consecutive inside
pitches to Machado, who flung his bat down the left-field line on
the backswing of the second pitch, causing both benches to clear.
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