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MLB: Oakland 8, Colorado 5

June 13, 2012 at 1:02 AM   |   Comments

DENVER, June 13 (UPI) -- Brandon Moss homered twice Tuesday to lead the Oakland Athletics to an 8-5 win over Colorado.

Moss, who was called up from the minors last week, smacked a two-run blast that highlighted a six-run third inning and then added a solo shot in the fifth.

Brandon Inge and Cliff Pennington also homered for the Athletics, who snapped a three-game losing streak.

Bartolo Colon (6-6) picked up the win after battling through five innings in which he allowed five runs on nine hits. Colon gave up four runs in the first inning.

Ryan Cook had to scramble to notch his first career save. Cook put the first two batters aboard in the ninth but then set down the next three to put the game on ice.

Jeremy Guthrie (3-5) took the loss after giving up seven runs on eight hits over five innings.

Todd Helton and Tyler Colvin homered off Colon for the Rockies, whose losing streak was extended to six games.

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