Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - Ryan Sweeney went 4-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored as Oakland took an 8-1 win over Baltimore in the rubber match at Camden Yards.
Jack Cust had two hits, scored twice and drove in two while Cliff Pennington went 4-for-5 with two RBI for theAthletics, who have won five of their last six.
Trevor Cahill (8-2) won his seventh straight decision as he went seven innings and was charged with just one run on four hits with a walk and four strikeouts. He has not lost since May 16, a run of nine starts.
Nick Markakis drove in the lone run, while Jake Arrieta (2-2) was roughed up for four runs -- three earned -- on seven hits with four walks and two strikeouts over six innings of work for the Orioles, who had won five of six coming in.
Baltimore jumped on top in the first inning as Corey Patterson led off with a double, moved to third on Miguel Tejada's groundout and crossed the plate on Markakis' sac fly.
Oakland, though, answered with a three-run second. Sweeney hit a one-out single and came home when Cust followed with a double. After Mark Ellis walked, Gabe Gross hit into a fielder's choice that saw Ellis forced out at second. Pennington then tagged a double to left that chased home both runners for a 3-1 lead.
The A's added a run in the fifth for a 4-1 advantage. Daric Barton led off with a single and was replaced on base by Adam Rosales, who moved to second when Ty Wigginton missed a pickoff throw. Rosales later scored on a Sweeney single.
In the sixth Baltimore got a leadoff single from Patterson and he stole second after Tejada flied out. However, Markakis struck out and Wigginton grounded out to end the inning.
The A's plated four more runners in the seventh to solidify their lead. With men on first and second, Sweeney drove in one with a single, and Cust chased home another with a ground-rule double. Ellis followed with an RBI single and, after Matt Albers took over on the mound, Gross knocked an RBI single to left for an 8-1 lead.
Before the game, the Orioles placed outifelder Luke Scott on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain. He suffered the injury while running the bases after hitting the go-ahead home run in the seventh inning of Tuesday's 9-6 win over Oakland. To fill the roster spot, the O's recalled third baseman Josh Bell from Triple-A Norfolk...Oakland plays a three-game set in Cleveland starting on Friday...The A's took seven of the 10 games against the O's this season...Baltimore plays its next 10 games on the road and begins a three-game set in Boston on Friday...Oakland center fielder Rajai Davis went 0-for-6 in the game.