Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Oakland's Trevor Cahill tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings, sending the haplessPittsburgh Pirates to a 5-0 defeat and their 16th consecutive road loss.
The 22-year-old Cahill (7-2) walked three and allowed two hits to go with a career-high 10 strikeouts en route to a sixth straight winning decision.
Daric Barton recorded three doubles and knocked in four runs, and Kurt Suzuki hit a solo homer for theAthletics, who had lost seven of eight before taking the first two contests in this three-game interleague set.
Daniel McCutchen (0-3), recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis to start in place of Zach Duke (elbow), surrendered four runs on seven hits and two walks in six innings for the Pirates, who fell to 0-8 all-time against the A's.
Coco Crisp opened the game as a true leadoff hitter, singling to left, stealing second and scoring on the first of three Barton doubles.
Crisp's two-out single in the second moved Jack Cust into scoring position, and Barton followed with a one-hopper to the right-field wall, plating both runners for a 3-0 lead.
Suzuki added a solo blast to center in the fifth, and Cahill did the rest, retiring 13 of 14 heading into the eighth.
Another Barton two-bagger scored Crisp in the seventh, and Craig Breslow and Andrew Bailey combined for the final four outs behind Cahill to preserve the shutout.
The Pirates' last win away from Pittsburgh occurred May 25 in a 2-1 decision over Cincinnati. It's their longest road skid since dropping 19 straight from July 23-Aug. 30, 1985...Crisp scored three runs for the second consecutive game...The Athletics have shut out their opponents eight times this season...Cahill came in 5-0 with a 2.62 earned-run average in seven starts following a loss to the Angels on May 16th...Jose Tabata andLastings Milledge recorded the only Pittsburgh hits.