A's Dodge Another Loss

Rajai Davis ended a 50-game homerless streak and helped the A's end a four-game losing streak  with a  5-4 victory over the Dodgers.  Trevor Cahill pitched well (5.1 IP, 4 Hits, 0 ER, 4 BB and 3 K's) in his NL park debut.  The Rookie also collected his first career hit in his first at-bat,  slapping an opposite field single against counterpart Hiroki Kuroda.

Davis hadn't homered since September 5th of last year, when he hit a Grand Slam vs the Orioles.  Jack Cust hit his 12th home run of the season,  a solo shot off of Kuroda in the third inning to give the A's a 4-0 lead.  The Oakland bullpen pitched the final 3 2/3 innigs, giving up two runs before eventually holding on when Andrew Bailey got Casey Blake to end the game on a groundout.

The rubber match of the series is on Thursday at 7:00pm.  Randy Wolf will pitch for LA vs A's rookie phenom Vin Mazzaro.  The A's are 11-3 against the Dodgers over their last 14 meetings.

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