Brown, Duchscherer Lead A's Past O's

By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted May 7, 2008 12:23 AM CDT
Oakland Athletics' Frank Thomas follows through on a single off Baltimore Orioles' Brian Burres during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 6, 2008, in Oakland, Calif.    (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
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(Newser) – Justin Duchscherer is showing he's healthy again. Duchscherer won his second straight start in his third outing since coming off the disabled list and the Oakland Athletics beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 on Tuesday night for their third straight victory. Emil Brown gave the A's a quick lead with a run-scoring single in the first.

Rajai Davis added a sacrifice fly for an insurance run in the sixth and Frank Thomas had two singles and scored twice. Duchscherer (3-1) came out and delivered from the start. He struck out the first two batters he faced, retired the initial nine and got through three innings on only 30 pitches. Baltimore designated hitter Aubrey Huff singled in a run in the fourth to put the Orioles on the board with the first hit off Duchscherer.