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Orioles 9, Athletics 6

OAKLAND, Calif. — Mark Trumbo hit a grand slam for his major league-leading 32nd homer and drove in five runs as the Orioles beat the Athletics 9-6 Thursday to avoid a four-game sweep.

The Orioles had been shut out for 17 straight innings and lost their lead in the AL East following three consecutive one-run losses before Trumbo sparked them.

The All-Star slugger hit an RBI single in a three-run fourth, then connected the next inning for his third career grand slam.

Chris Tillman (15-4) allowed two runs over seven innings for his first victory since July 21. He is Baltimore's first 15-game winner since Bud Norris and Wei-Yin Chen in 2014.

Zach Britton retired three batters for his AL-leading 35th save this season and his 37th consecutive dating to last season. The A's loaded the bases in the ninth after a replay overturn before Britton got Danny Valencia to ground out to end it.

Orioles 9

Athletics 6

Orioles 9, Athletics 6 08/11/16 [Last modified: Thursday, August 11, 2016 9:19pm]
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