OAKLAND, Calif., April 24 (UPI) -- Dallas Braden went six innings in his major-league debut Tuesday, allowing three hits and one run as the Oakland Athletics beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-2.
Braden (1-0) walked only one batter. It was the 18th consecutive game that an A's starter has given up three earned runs or fewer, extending the club's franchise record.
Eric Chavez and Todd Walker had a hit and run scored each for the Athletics, who have won five of their last seven games. Walker, Jason Kendall, Mike Piazza and Danny Putnam each had an RBI.
Jeremy Guthrie (1-1) gave up four hits and two runs in five innings in the start for Baltimore. John Parrish gave up a pair of runs and three walks in one inning of relief.
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