DAVID GINSBURG
AP Sports Writer

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July 27, 2012
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A's hammer Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) - Jemile Weeks hit an RBI single to give Oakland the lead during a six-run ninth inning against All-Star closer Jim Johnson, and the Athletics beat the Baltimore Orioles 14-9 on Friday night in a back-and-forth duel that featured 31 hits and lasted four hours.

The Athletics led 5-0 in the second inning and 8-6 in the eighth, yet fell behind on each occasion before rallying back.

After Baltimore scored three runs in the eighth to go up 9-8, Oakland pounded Johnson (1-1) for six runs on six hits and a walk in the ninth. The Orioles fell …

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