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A’s overwhelm Pirates

Cliff Pennington drove in three runs and the Oakland A’s crushed the Pittsburgh Pirates 14-4 Friday night.

The A’s won the series-opener as -180 favorites, and the 18 runs sailed OVER the posted over/under (8) set by sportsbooks.

Daric Barton and Mark Ellis had a pair of runs batted in for the A’s. Ben Sheets picked up the win for the A’s, allowing eight hits and four runs over his six innings.

Brad Lincoln surrendered eight hits and five runs over six innings in the loss for the Pirates.