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Battle of The Bay Heats Up at The Coliseum



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    Oakland Athletics' Jemile Weeks hits an RBI double against the San Francisco Giants during the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 17, 2011, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Josh Willingham hit an RBI double and also scored on a wild pitch, and the Oakland Athletics ended their winless streak against San Francisco ace Tim Lincecum with a 5-2 victory over the Giants on Friday night.
    Conor Jackson had three hits and an RBI, and Graham Godfrey pitched seven innings to win in just his second major league start for Oakland. The A's ended a six-game losing streak against the Giants and have won three straight under interim manager Bob Melvin.

    Cody Ross homered for San Francisco but the Giants couldn't overcome Lincecum's fourth straight shaky outing and a sputtering offense that continues to misfire with runners in scoring position.

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