Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Matt Wieters clubbed two solo home runs and scored three times as the Baltimore Orioles knocked off the Oakland Athletics, 9-5, in the finale of a three-game series at the Coliseum on Sunday.
Endy Chavez went 4-for-4 with a pair of RBI and two runs scored, and Manny Machado had an RBI double for the Orioles. who snapped a brief two-game skid and remain one game behind the New York Yankees, who topped the Tampa Bay Rays earlier on Sunday, for the top spot in the AL East.
Brian Matusz (6-10) got the win with two scoreless inning of relief behind starter Randy Wolf, who allowed two runs on six hits with four strikeouts and a pair of walks over four innings.
Josh Reddick smoked a two-run home run and finished with three RBI, while Stephen Drew also ripped a two-run shot for the A's, who took two of three in this series.
Dan Straily (2-1) was tagged with the loss after yielding four runs on five hits and five walks over 4 2/3 innings.
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