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Blevins Provides A's Relief


JERRY BLEVINS SAVES THE DAY FOR THE A'S MAKING IT 11

STRAIGHT ROAD WINS FOR OAKLAND

 

(AP) - Jerry Blevins got Howie Kendrick to
ground into a game-ending double play with two runners on in the
ninth inning, and the Oakland Athletics held off the Los Angeles
Angels 6-5 Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory.
     Brandon Moss and Yoenis Cespedes (yoh-EHN'-ehs SEHS'-peh-dehs)
homered and Dan Straily pitched into the seventh inning of his
fourth major league start for the A's. Oakland emerged with its
11th straight road victory, matching the second-longest streak in
franchise history.
     Torii Hunter and Albert Pujols (POO'-hohlz) had run-scoring
singles in the ninth for the Angels, who had two runners on and
nobody out before Blevins relieved A's closer Grant Balfour and
earned his first save since 2010 in dramatic fashion.



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