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Oakland Athletics Team Report - May 4
(Sports Network) - The new phenom meets the old master this afternoon as 2002
Cy Young Award winner Barry Zito takes the mound to counter the Yankees and
the ageless Roger Clemens in the series finale of a three-game set in the
Yesterday Eric Chavez's two-run homer in the 10th inning lifted the A's over
New York, 5-3, in the second game of the series. Chavez finished with three
hits for the Athletics, who snapped a two-game skid and won for the seventh
time in nine games.
Keith Foulke picked up the victory, despite allowing a double to Nick Johnson
and the homer to Giambi in the ninth. Foulke struck out a pair in two innings
of work for the Athletics.
A's starter Tim Hudson went eight innings before turning the ball over to
Foulke. Hudson allowed one run and three hits while striking out four and
After winning his first two starts of 2003, Zito has alternated wins and
losses over the last four outings and hopes to gain some consistency on the
hill this afternoon.
On Tuesday, the 24-year old lasted seven innings, giving up one earned run on
four hits, while striking out three, in a 3-2 win over the Chicago White Sox.
Zito has faced the Yankees on five occasions heading into this meeting,
posting a 1-2 record and a 3.38 ERA.
The 2002 AL MVP, Oakland's Miguel Tejada, did pick up a hit in four at-bats on
Saturday, but his batting average is still just .169.
05/04 10:23:15 ET
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