Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Brandon McCarthy struck out 10 batters through
seven scoreless innings to lead the Oakland Athletics past the Detroit Tigers,
3-1, in the third test of a four-game series.
McCarthy (3-3) scattered four hits and did not walk a batter for Oakland,
which improved to 3-2 on a six-game homestand.
Brian Fuentes allowed a run in the ninth but still recorded his second save of
Doug Fister (0-1) gave up a run on five hits and two walks while striking out
eight in a losing effort.
Alex Avila knocked in the lone run for the Tigers, who dropped consecutive
games for the first time since a five-game slide from April 22-27.
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