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MLB: Oakland 11, Detroit 4

May 12, 2012 at 1:10 AM

OAKLAND, Calif., May 12 (UPI) -- Josh Reddick hit two home runs and had five RBI Friday, pacing a 13-hit attack that brought the Oakland A's an 11-4 win over Detroit.

The Athletics ended a two-game skid with an offensive show featuring a 4-for-4 performance from Reddick.

He scored Oakland's opening run in the first inning, hit a solo homer in the third, had an RBI single in the sixth and then smashed a three-run blast in the seventh. He has eight home runs for the season, more than he has had in any of his previous three major league campaigns.

Tommy Milone (5-2) was the beneficiary of the Oakland outbreak, picking up the victory by allowing two runs on five hits over seven innings. He struck out six.

Detroit starter Rick Purcell (3-3) lasted five innings. He surrendered four runs on nine hits and left with the Tigers facing only a two-run deficit.

Three Detroit relievers combined to give up seven runs on just four hits.

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