Oakland secured its victory early with a seven-run second inning.
Eric Chavez had one run, two hits,and three RBI, while Dan Johnson hit a two-run homer, and Mark Ellis and Kurt Suzuki both had one RBI for Oakland. Mark Kotsay had a run and three hits for the Athletics, who scored 18 runs in the past two contests.
Winner Dan Haren (10-2) yielded five earned runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings.
Loser Andy Pettitte (4-6) was torched for eight runs -- seven earned -- on nine hits in 1 2/3 innings.
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UPI Sports Results for September 20, 2014