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Grant Balfour Earns Win in Oakland vs Boston Game

Oakland grabbed a 3-2 win over Boston on Wednesday, as Grant Balfour was credited with a win at O.co Coliseum.

The Athletics were a -123 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 8.5.

Oakland got 6 innings from A.J. Griffin, who gave up 1 earned run on 3 hits, while striking out 3. Grant Balfour earned the victory, while the Athletics got 1 RBI from Jemile Weeks in the win.

Boston's starting pitcher Aaron Cook worked 6 innings, giving up 9 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 1 hit from David Ortiz in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Oakland as they had 10 hits, while Boston only had 3.

Ryan Cook pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.

Oakland looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Seattle. Boston will aim to get back on the winning track vs New York.