Athletics extend win streak to eight games

Athletics extend win streak to eight games

Barry Zito tossed eight strong innings, allowing three runs on eight hits, while striking out 11 to help give the Oakland Athletics a 7-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.

The A’s won this game as -167 favorites at home. The game’s combined 10 runs made it OVER the posted total (9).

Eric Chavez hit a two-run homer, while Jay Payton and Marco Scutaro drove in a pair of runs each for Oakland.

Kenny Lofton knocked in a pair of runs for the Dodgers and Olmendo Saenz cashed in a run in the loss.

Brett Tomko was charged with the loss, giving up five runs on nine hits in five innings pitched for Los Angeles.