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.