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Athletics dismantle Cardinals

Oakland scored six runs each in the third and seventh innings on Friday, as the Athletics romped to a 14-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals at McAfee Coliseum.

The Athletics were home favorites at -200, and the 17 combined runs were OVER the posted total of 7.5.

Dan Haren (8-2) went seven innings, allowing three runs on six hits. Dan Johnson hit a three-run shot for the Athletics.

Braden Looper (6-6) was knocked for eight runs on eight hits in just 4 1-3 innings, and Scott Rolen was 1-for-2 with an RBI for the Cardinals.