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Lopez's gem ends A's streak

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Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - tossed his first career shutout and hit a three-run homer, leading the Baltimore to a 9-0 rout of the Oakland in the second of a three-game series at Camden Yards. Lopez (7-9) gave up seven hits while striking out four to help the snap a nine-game losing streak. and each had two hits and two runs scored for Baltimore, which had scored just 12 runs during its recent skid before exploding in this contest.

The , who still hold a two-game lead over Seattle for the American League West lead, had their 10-game win streak come to an end. The lost to Tampa Bay, 7-0, on Wednesday.

(14-5) gave up five runs and eight hits in three innings of work to take the loss, his first in eight decisions. Hudson, however, did not get much help from his teammates, who committed four errors in the game.

Three Oakland errors in the opening inning led to three runs for Baltimore. Matos started the rally with a one-out single and Bigbie followed with a base hit of his own to right. first bobbled the ball and then compounded his mistake with yet another miscue. Guillen's wild throw to second allowed Matos to score and Bigbie to advance to third. then doubled in a run and after flied out to center, Surhoff stroked an RBI single.

was then hit by a pitch to put runners at first and second with two down before reached on an error by at short, the third ' error of the inning, to load the bases. , though, flied out to end the disastrous inning for Oakland.

Baltimore scored twice more in the third, with the second run coming courtesy of another defensive blunder by the . Batista and Surhoff opened the inning with singles and each moved up a base after a wild pitch by Hudson. Batista then scored on a groundout and Surhoff crossed the plate after 's throw from first to third went down the left field line, extending the ' advantage to 5-0.

Bigbie crushed a three-run homer to deep center field in the sixth to make it an eight-run game. Matos and Fordyce both singled earlier in the frame and scored on Bigbie's seventh blast of the season.

The added one more run in the seventh when Fordyce grounded into a double play with the bases loaded, enabling Surhoff to score.

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