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Oakland bats come alive against Tigers

Kirk Saarloos pitched seven shutout innings and the Oakland Athletics defeated the Detroit Tigers 9-2 on Wednesday night.

The A’s won this game as +130 underdogs on the road. The combined score went OVER the posted over/under (8.5).

Mark Kotsay went 2-5 with a three-run homer, while Eric Chavez, Bobby Crosby and Mark Ellis all hit solo shots in the win.

Carlos Pena went 2-3 with a two-run homer for Detroit.

Jeremy Bonderman only lasted three innings for the Tigers after getting roughed up for six runs and nine hits.