Arizona vs Oakland Wrap - Oakland Wins 5-4
Oakland moneyline bettors cashed on Friday courtesy of a 5-4 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Overstock.com Coliseum.
Bettors who backed the Athletics were rewarded as -115 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 7.5.
Rich Harden earned the victory for the Athletics, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 6, walking 0, and allowing 4 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Hideki Matsui in the win.
Arizona's starting pitcher Josh Collmenter worked 4 2/3 innings, giving up 7 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 5 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Kelly Johnson in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Oakland as they had 11 hits, while Arizona only had 6.
Andrew Bailey pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.