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Brandon McCarthy Earns Win in Oakland vs Detroit Game

Detroit dropped a 6-1 decision at O.co Coliseum on Thursday as Oakland legged out a win behind winning pitcher Brandon McCarthy.

Oakland was an underdog by +101 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 7.5.

Brandon McCarthy earned the victory for the Athletics, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 8, walking 2, and allowing 5 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from David DeJesus in the win.

Detroit got a 5-inning outing from Max Scherzer in the loss. He gave up 5 earned runs, 1 walk and 7 hits in his time on the mound, while Magglio Ordonez had 1 hit in the loss for the Tigers.

Oakland outhit their counterparts 9-5 in the game.