Oakland Tops Baltimore 9-8 - Recap
The battle wasn't settled until inning No. 10 as Baltimore was handed a 9-8 defeat against Oakland on Sunday at O.co Coliseum.
Bettors who backed the Athletics were rewarded as -153 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 8.5.
Jerry Blevins earned the victory for the Athletics, throwing 1 inning of work, striking out 1, walking 0, and allowing 0 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Seth Smith in the win.
Baltimore's starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez worked 5 1/3 innings, giving up 7 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 4 hits from Nate McLouth in a losing cause.
Baltimore enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 15-12 advantage in hits.
Next game, Oakland takes its act home to face Los Angeles looking for another win. For Baltimore, they head on the road to face Seattle.