OAKLAND, Calif. — Tim Beckham hit a two-run double in his second plate appearance of the first inning as the Baltimore Orioles matched their biggest frame of the season with a seven-run first and went on to beat the Oakland Athletics 12-5 on Saturday night.

Dylan Bundy (12-8) matched his career high with 10 strikeouts, equaling the number from his previous outing, to win his third straight start and fourth consecutive decision. The right-hander allowed three runs and seven hits with three walks as the Orioles won for only the second time in five games.

Adam Jones drove in three runs for Baltimore.

Beckham drew a walk to begin the game then extended his hitting streak to 12 games with the double, the Orioles’ eighth hit of the first, and one of his four on the night. They finished with a season-high tying 20 hits and eight doubles — one shy of the most in franchise history.

A’s starter Sean Manaea’s night was rough after just one out. After Beckham’s walk, Baltimore got six straight hits with three of them doubles to jump ahead 4-0. Michael Brady relieved.

The A’s quickly got three runs back on Khris Davis’ two-run homer in the bottom of the first and Matt Olson’s leadoff drive to start the second — his second homer in as many games — but they also left runners on first and second that inning.

Beckham doubled again in the fourth after Joey Rickard got aboard on a hit by pitch, and Jones hit a two-run single after his earlier RBI double.

Oakland centre fielder and leadoff hitter Boog Powell made his A’s debut a day after he had planned and struck out three times after a walk and single. He went to the emergency room Friday night after being a late scratch because he was battling a cold and had trouble breathing from an asthma attack.

Manaea (8-7) didn’t get out of the fourth inning for a third straight start — going 6 2/3 total innings his past three appearances — and lost consecutive decisions for just the second time all season, running his winless stretch to five starts since defeating Cleveland on July 16.

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Source:: Sportsnet.ca – Sports news

Tim Beckham’s four hits highlight night as Orioles pound A’s

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