Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Matt Wieters clubbed two solo home runs and
scored three times as the Baltimore Orioles knocked off the Oakland Athletics,
9-5, in the finale of a three-game series at the Coliseum on Sunday.
Endy Chavez went 4-for-4 with a pair of RBI and two runs scored, and Manny
Machado had an RBI double for the Orioles. who snapped a brief two-game skid
and remain one game behind the New York Yankees, who topped the Tampa Bay Rays
earlier on Sunday, for the top spot in the AL East.
Brian Matusz (6-10) got the win with two scoreless inning of relief behind
starter Randy Wolf, who allowed two runs on six hits with four strikeouts and
a pair of walks over four innings.
Josh Reddick smoked a two-run home run and finished with three RBI, while
Stephen Drew also ripped a two-run shot for the A's, who took two of three in
Dan Straily (2-1) was tagged with the loss after yielding four runs on five
hits and five walks over 4 2/3 innings.
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