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MLB: Oakland 5, Cincinnati 0

June 26, 2013 at 6:56 PM   |   Comments

OAKLAND, Calif., June 26 (UPI) -- A.J. Griffin fired a two-hit shutout and Josh Donaldson hit his second homer in two days Wednesday, lifting Oakland to a 5-0 interleague win over Cincinnati.

Griffin (6-6) yielded just a fifth-inning single to Devin Mesoraco and a Xavier Paul double in the seventh in dominating the Reds.

The right-hander posted his first victory since May 25, a span of five starts, allowing a pair of walks and striking out seven in the 108-pitch gem.

Donaldson, who belted a two-run homer in Tuesday's 7-3 Oakland win in the first game of the interleague set, delivered a three-run blast Wednesday, highlighting a four-run outburst in the fourth inning.

Nate Freiman and Brandon Moss also drove in one run each for the A's, who came into the contest tied with the Texas Rangers for the American League West lead.

Reds starter Homer Bailey (4-6) was reached for four runs on six hits over six full frames.

Cincinnati fell for the fifth time in six games.

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