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A’s cruise past Orioles

A six-run first inning was all Oakland needed Friday, as the A’s pounded the Baltimore Orioles 9-1 in the opener of a three-game series.

Oakland won the game as -120 favorites, while the 10 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (8.5).

Matt Holliday went 2-for-3 at the plate for the A’s, including a three-run homer. Dallas Braden went seven innings for the win, allowing five hits and one run.

Luke Scott homered in a losing effort for the Orioles. Jeremy Guthrie was rocked for six runs in less than an inning on the hill.