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Erik Bedard's only blemish in seven innings was a sixth-inning homer on Friday, leading the Baltimore Orioles to a 6-1 win over the Oakland Athletics at McAfee Coliseum.

The Orioles were 100 road underdogs, and the seven runs scored were UNDER the posted total of 7.5.

Bedard (9-4) struck out 11 of the 25 batters he faced, and Brian Roberst drove in a pair of runs for the Orioles.

Joe Blanton (8-7) was chased after 5 2-3 innings, giving up six runs on ten hits. Mark Ellis hit a solo shot for the Athletics.