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Athletics 5, Giants 3

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Eric Chavez hasn't changed his approach since coming off the disabled list, it's just that things seem to be finally falling in place.

Chavez had three hits and two RBI to help the Oakland Athletics complete their second consecutive sweep of San Francisco, beating the Giants 5-3 on Sunday.

"I've been on the same pace since I've come back," Chavez said. "Some days you don't feel as good and you still try to find a way to contribute offensively. Today was a good day."

Dana Eveland (5-5) gave up a run and six hits in 6 2/3 innings for the A's, who have won six in a row over the Giants and four of five overall. The left-hander walked three and struck out five. Eveland, who won his first road game since April 25 in Seattle, walked a combined 13 over his previous two starts.

"It's nice to have a decent start again," Eveland said. "This park is a great place to pitch in and I took advantage of that."

Huston Street pitched the ninth for his 13th save in 15 chances in the A's first save opportunity in 17 games, their longest streak since the 1981 season.

"It was a great series for us," A's manager Bob Geren said. "We got runs when we needed and we did it without the home run ball. That shows our versatility."

A's pitchers have given up four runs in the last 48 innings against the Giants. A's starters allowed two runs during the series.

"It's pitching, definitely, for us," Chavez said. "When you get such good pitching performances it gives you a leg up. The numbers dictate that it's been pitching."

Kevin Correia (1-4) was activated from the disabled list to make his first start since getting only one out on April 26 against the Cincinnati Reds. He went 5 1/3 innings, allowing five runs and seven hits. He walked two and struck out four as the Giants lost for the fifth time in six games.

"I had a certain plan with them and it worked pretty well the first couple times around," Correia said. "I saw them make adjustments and it was that I was making bad pitches."

The Giants fell to a major league-worst 13-22 at home.

"Home is supposed to be your sanctuary," Giants second baseman Ray Durham said. "We're short on talent but we have more heart than anybody in the league. We were playing good and then we get swept by these guys."

Chavez, who came in with career .231 mark in San Francisco, tied the game with a fourth-inning single and put the A's ahead in the sixth with another base hit. Bobby Crosby, Carlos Gonzalez and Daric Barton also drove in runs in the four-run sixth.

"You have to give their hitters a lot of credit," Chavez said. "This park is a terrible place to hit in. ... The wind howls here and balls don't drop in front of outfielders because they don't have to play deep."

Randy Winn drove in the Giants' first run with a third-inning double. Emmanuel Burriss had a pair of doubles.

"I'm definitely comfortable," Burriss said. "These are big league pitchers. I'm just trying to see the ball as well as I can and trust my hands."

Pinch hitters John Bowker and Bengie Molina each drove in a run to make it 5-3 in the eighth.

Chavez has 770 RBI, tying him with Hall of Fame outfielder Reggie Jackson for fourth all-time in Oakland history.

Notes

The Giants are winless in six interleague games this season. ... The A's have swept six series this year, doubling last year's total. ... The A's have not hit a home run in six games, their longest streak since also going six without one in April of 2007. ... The game was delayed several minutes in the eighth inning after Durham lost a ball in a white advertising sign behind home plate. The umpires asked that it be corrected. ... The A's have won 14 of the last 18 games against the Giants. ... First batters faced were hitless in 15 at bats against A's RHP Keith Foulke until Bowker's single in the eighth. ... A's pinch hitters are hitless in their last 17 at bats.

 
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Players of the Game
Oakland

D. Eveland
IP 6.2
H 6
ER 1
BB 3
K 5
Oakland

E. Chavez
AB 4
R 1
H 3
HR 0
RBI 2
 
Oakland Athletics
Mark Ellis, 2B5110011 .256
Ryan Sweeney, RF-LF4110001 .294
Jack Cust, LF3110111 .259
    Rajai Davis, CF0000000 .188
Eric Chavez, 3B4132001 .291
Bobby Crosby, SS4111002 .255
Carlos Gonzalez, CF-RF3011111 .263
Kurt Suzuki, C2010200 .260
Daric Barton, 1B4001012 .228
Dana Eveland, P3000023 .250
    Chad Gaudin, P0000000 .000
    Keith Foulke, P0000000 .000
   a- Jack Hannahan, PH1000000 .228
    Huston Street, P0000000 .000
Totals3359546  
a-grounded out for Foulke in the 9th
Batting
2B - Bobby Crosby (22, Correia)
RBI - Eric Chavez 2 (8), Bobby Crosby (34), Carlos Gonzalez (10), Daric Barton (22)
SB - Ryan Sweeney (4, 2nd base off Correia/Holm)
CS - Daric Barton (1, 2nd base by Hinshaw/Holm)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
DP - Chavez-Ellis-Barton
Oakland Athletics
Dana Eveland (W,5-5) 6.2611350 3.56
Chad Gaudin (H,2) 0.2322020 3.46
Keith Foulke (H,7) 0.2100000 2.74
Huston Street (S,13) 1000010 3.16
Pitches-Strikes - Dana Eveland 91-55, Chad Gaudin 19-12, Keith Foulke 7-4, Huston Street 12-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Dana Eveland 9-5, Huston Street 1-1
Batters Faced - Dana Eveland 28, Chad Gaudin 5, Keith Foulke 3, Huston Street 3
San Francisco Giants
Randy Winn, RF4011110 .301
Jose Castillo, 3B5010023 .261
Aaron Rowand, CF5110001 .311
Ray Durham, 2B3000111 .293
Rich Aurilia, 1B3120100 .276
Brian Horwitz, LF3010002 .333
   a- Fred Lewis, PH-LF1010000 .281
Emmanuel Burriss, SS3120012 .296
   b- John Bowker, PH1011000 .261
    Tyler Walker, P0000000 .000
Steve Holm, C3000002 .206
   c- Bengie Molina, PH-C0001000 .311
Kevin Correia, P2000021 .111
    Alex Hinshaw, P0000000 .000
   d- Travis Denker, PH1000011 .292
    Keiichi Yabu, P0000000 .000
   e- Omar Vizquel, PH-SS1000002 .191
Totals35310338  
a-singled for Horwitz in the 8th
b-singled for Burriss in the 8th
c-hit a sacrifice fly for Holm in the 8th
d-struck out for Hinshaw in the 7th
e-flied out for Yabu in the 8th
Batting
2B - Randy Winn (21, Eveland), Emmanuel Burriss 2 (4, Eveland, Eveland)
SF - Bengie Molina (5)
RBI - Randy Winn (27), John Bowker (25), Bengie Molina (43)
2-OUT RBI - Randy Winn (6)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
DP - Burriss-Aurilia, Durham-Burriss-Aurilia
San Francisco Giants
Kevin Correia (L,1-4) 5.1755240 5.17
Alex Hinshaw 1.2100120 3.09
Keiichi Yabu 1100000 1.93
Tyler Walker 1000100 4.97
IBB - Suzuki by Alex Hinshaw
WP - Alex Hinshaw (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Kevin Correia 88-53, Alex Hinshaw 33-19, Keiichi Yabu 11-7, Tyler Walker 17-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kevin Correia 3-7, Alex Hinshaw 1-1, Keiichi Yabu 2-1, Tyler Walker 2-1
Batters Faced - Kevin Correia 23, Alex Hinshaw 6, Keiichi Yabu 4, Tyler Walker 4
Game Information
Attendance - 41547
Game Time - 2:57
Temperature - 62
Umpires - Home - Wally Bell, First Base - Paul Schrieber, Second Base - Kerwin Danley, Third Base - Laz Diaz