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DH Ryan Flaherty's homer was Baltimore's only run in a 2-1 loss to the A's. Oakland starter Jarrod Parker retired the first seven Orioles before Flaherty homered to right. He has hit safely in his last five games, going 6-for-19 (.316) with a double, homer, two runs and two RBI. His career best is eight straight games.

DH Ryan Flaherty's homer was Baltimore's only run in a 2-1 loss to the A's. Oakland starter Jarrod Parker retired the first seven Orioles before Flaherty homered to right. He has hit safely in his last five games, going 6-for-19 (.316) with a double, homer, two runs and two RBI. His career best is eight straight games.

CF Adam Jones saw his seven-game hitting streak end in Saturday's 2-1 loss to Oakland. Jones went 0-for-3 with a walk against Jarrod Parker, who allowed five hits in eight innings. "He works in and out, he has a good changeup. Just kept us off balance," Jones said. Jones' speed twice prevented double plays. In the sixth, he was on first and slid hard into second on a force play, preventing a relay to first. Then in the eighth, he beat the relay at first on a potential double-play grounder to third.

CF Adam Jones saw his seven-game hitting streak end in Saturday's 2-1 loss to Oakland. Jones went 0-for-3 with a walk against Jarrod Parker, who allowed five hits in eight innings. "He works in and out, he has a good changeup. Just kept us off balance," Jones said. Jones' speed twice prevented double plays. In the sixth, he was on first and slid hard into second on a force play, preventing a relay to first. Then in the eighth, he beat the relay at first on a potential double-play grounder to third.

RHP Chris Tillman came up short in his fourth attempt to win his 15th game, but through no fault of his own. Tillman went eight innings and got no decision in Saturday's 2-1 loss to Oakland. He threw 115 pitches, allowing a run on three hits while walking two and striking out nine. "It was all there for me. My fastball-changeup-curveball mix. I didn't really throw the cutter today. Didn't have a good feel for it. We knew that coming out of the bullpen," he said.

RHP Chris Tillman came up short in his fourth attempt to win his 15th game, but through no fault of his own. Tillman went eight innings and got no decision in Saturday's 2-1 loss to Oakland. He threw 115 pitches, allowing a run on three hits while walking two and striking out nine. "It was all there for me. My fastball-changeup-curveball mix. I didn't really throw the cutter today. Didn't have a good feel for it. We knew that coming out of the bullpen," he said.

RHP Darren O'Day had not allowed an earned run in 47 of his 58 appearances entering Saturday's game. He came on to pitch the ninth and surrendered what proved to be the game-winning home run to Coco Crisp on a 3-1 slider. "He threw the ball well, just made one mistake," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. O'Day struck out two batters in the inning.

RHP Darren O'Day had not allowed an earned run in 47 of his 58 appearances entering Saturday's game. He came on to pitch the ninth and surrendered what proved to be the game-winning home run to Coco Crisp on a 3-1 slider. "He threw the ball well, just made one mistake," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. O'Day struck out two batters in the inning.

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