Athletics Vs. Orioles Final Score: Oakland Opens Big Series With 3-2 Win

The O.co Coliseum showed plenty of life on Friday night as a big American League Wild Card showdown kicked off between the Oakland Athletics and the Baltimore Orioles. The A's managed to hang on to open the three-game series with a 3-2 win.

Manny Machado scored on a fielding error by Josh Donaldson in the third inning to give the Orioles a 1-0 lead. The A's answered back in the bottom of the fourth, as Yoenis Cespedes launched a two-run homer -- his 19th of the year -- to put Oakland on top, 2-1.

The O's tied things up in the top of the fifth inning as Chris Davis led off the inning with his 26th home run of the season. The score did not stay tied for long. In the bottom of the fifth, Jonny Gomes hit an RBI single to put Oakland back on top for good.

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