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Oakland trash Baltimore

Brandon Moss hit a grand slam, and John Jaso also drove in four runs while Scott Kazmir threw seven solid innings to help the Oakland Athletics to an 11-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.
The A’s (39-24) had a grand slam taken away in the third inning when Jaso, Oakland’s designated hitter, hit a bases-loaded shot to right was originally called a homer and then overturned when the umpires reviewed the play. They ruled it was a two-run double, which gave Oakland a 2-0 lead.
Three batters later, left fielder Moss left no doubt. He crushed the first pitch from Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez (2-7) into the seats in right-center for a grand slam and a 6-0 lead. It was Moss’ second career grand slam and ended Jimenez’s day after just 2 1/3 innings.
The Baltimore right-hander gave up only two hits but walked five and allowed six runs, all of which came in that third inning. Four of the free passes came in that third inning where Jimenez walked the bases loaded before Jaso came up.
Jaso added an RBI single in the fourth and drove in another run on a fifth-inning ground-out. Shortstop Nick Punto also got a two-run single in the fifth to give Oakland a 10-0 lead over Baltimore (31-30). First baseman Kyle Blanks added an RBI single in the ninth.
Jaso finished the day 2-for-6 with his four RBI. Moss drove in four runs, all on the grand slam as Oakland stretched its streak of games with a home run to 16.
The A’s also went 6-for-10 with runners in scoring position. In addition, the A’s drew 11 walks overall, most of which helped score runs.
Kazmir (7-2) gave up four hits in his seven innings and never really got into trouble. He also finished with seven strikeouts and just two walks.
Fernando Abad entered in the eighth, and the second mini-skirmish of the series ensued when Manny Machado came up with two outs.
The Oriole third baseman didn’t like how hard Josh Donaldson tagged him Friday night, and both dugouts emptied then. Machado then didn’t like the low, inside pitch Abad started him off with here, one that forced the third baseman to skip out of the way. He glared at the Oakland left-hander and swung and missed at the next pitch — with the bat flying out of his hand toward third.
Both benches and bullpens emptied again, and the umpires ejected both Machado and Abad. The Orioles scored their only run in the eighth when first baseman Chris Davis drew a bases-loaded walk against Ryan Cook.

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