Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - The Athletics scored all of their runs in the
first inning and rode another strong effort from Brandon McCarthy to a 3-0 win
over the Dodgers in the opener of a three-game interleague series Tuesday.
McCarthy (6-3) allowed just two hits over seven innings and earned up his
sixth straight winning decision. He struck out five and walked one.
Two runs scored after a Seth Smith single in the first and he later came home
on Jonny Gomes' base hit, as the A's won for the sixth time in seven games.
Aaron Harang (5-4) walked a career-high eight batters and threw 105 pitches
before exiting after only 3 2/3 innings. He gave up three hits and three runs
while striking out six.
Andre Ethier and Tony Gwynn had the only hits for the Dodgers, who took two of
three from the White Sox over the weekend.
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