Ellis propels A’s over Reds

Mark Ellis hit a three-run homer to lead the Oakland A’s in a 6-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds Monday night.

Oakland won the game as –185 favorites, while the seven runs fell UNDER the posted over/under (8.5).

Nick Swisher had three hits and drove in one run for the A’s, while Ellis finished 2-for-4 at the plate. Joe Blanton pitched eight innings for the win, allowing one run on seven hits.

Alex Gonzalez had two hits for the Reds, and Kyle Lohse gave up eight hits off six runs in a losing effort.