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Oakland Athletics has its 3rd best winning streak in history reaching 13

BALTIMORE – Jed Lowrie hit a three-run homer and the Oakland Athletics struck their 13th win, building a sizable lead early to defeat the Baltimore Orioles 7-2 on a rainy Saturday.

It is the third longest winning streak Oakland has achieved in its history. The Athletics won 14 consecutive games in 1988 and in 2002 they set an American League record with 20 wins in a row.

Oakland, which lost its first six games of the season, has outplayed its rivals 83-36 in combined form during its winning streak.

Matt Olson and Mark Canha had two hits and produced two runs apiece for Oakland, which has beaten the Orioles nine times in a row since 2019.

Chris Bassit (2-2) weathered the steady rain at Camden Yards. He allowed two runs and eight hits in six innings, with six strikeouts.

He improved to 3-0 in four career starts against Baltimore.

The Athletics took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, with a single by Olson that pushed Canha, who had opened the game with a double off Wade LeBlanc (0-1).

Oakland stretched the lead to 4-0 in the second inning.

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