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Game Two Recap, A's Lose Close One 9-6

Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - Luke Scott's solo home run in the seventh proved to be the game-winner as Baltimore took a 9-6 win over Oakland in the second of a three-game set.

Corey Patterson went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored, Adam Jones hit a two-run home run and drove in three and Miguel Tejada and Ty Wigginton each hit two-run homers for the Orioles, who have won five of six.

Kevin Millwood made the 400th appearance of his career and over five innings he was charged with six runs -- five earned -- on eight hits with a pair of walks and strikeouts. Matt Albers (3-3) got the win for throwing a scoreless seventh.

Coco Crisp hit a three-run home run while Mark Ellis went 3-for-4 with a run scored for the Athletics, who had a four-game winning streak stopped.

Ben Sheets went six innings in the start and gave up four runs -- three earned -- on seven hits with three walks and four strikeouts. Cedrick Bowers (0-1) was tagged with the loss.

Trailing by two runs in the seventh, Baltimore surged ahead thanks to the long ball. With one out, Nick Markakiswalked and Wigginton followed with a homer to left. Bowers then took the mound and promptly served up a solo homer to Scott as Baltimore took a 7-6 lead.

The Orioles padded their lead in the eighth as Tejada's two-run shot to left made it a 9-6 contest.

Alfredo Simon set the A's down in order in the ninth for his 10th save of the season.

Baltimore got on board in the second when Scott led off with a walk and Jones followed with a homer to right.

The O's added a run in the third as Scott drew a two-out walk, moved to second on a passed ball and scored when Jones doubled to left for a 3-0 lead.

Oakland, though, surged ahead with a six-run fourth. Kurt Suzuki reached base to start the inning on a Tejada error and later came home when Ryan Sweeney singled that saw Corey Patterson misplay the ball. After Ellis singled, Gabe Gross punched an RBI single to right that left runners at the corners.

Cliff Pennington then walked and Matt Wieters threw the ball to second, prompting Ellis to take home in what was ruled a fielder's choice. Crisp followed with a homer over the right field wall for a 6-3 lead.

Patterson got a run back for Baltimore in the fourth with a two-out, solo homer to right.

Scott left the game with a left hamstring strain after the home run...Wieters extended his hitting streak to seven games with a 1-for-4 contest...Baltimore has won just three of the nine games against Baltimore this season...Trevor Cahill takes the mound for Oakland on Thursday while Jake Arrieta toes the rubber for Baltimore.