OAKLAND, Calif., May 29 (UPI) --
The surging Oakland Athletics downed cross-bay rival San Francisco 6-3 Tuesday behind a solid five-hit start by Jarrod Parker.
Parker (6-3) allowed two runs and struck out four in seven innings and led the A's to their fifth consecutive win and 10th victory in their last 11 games.
Derek Norris had a two-run homer for the A's and Adam Rosales added a solo shot to Oakland's nine-hit performance. Jed Lowrie had two hits and an RBI.
Hunter Pence had a solo homer in the ninth inning for the Giants. Mike Kickham (0-1) was shelled in his Major League debut, allowing four runs but striking out three in 2 1/3 innings.
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