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A's RHP Parker sharp in spring debut, Giants win

PHOENIX (AP) - Last spring, Jarrod Parker was on edge during his time in Oakland's training camp. He was unrealistically pushing himself to make a good impression. Once he calmed down, he was solid.

Parker pitched two scoreless innings in his first spring start Friday, a 13-9 Athletics' loss to the San Francisco Giants.

"I was trying to do way too much trying to make the team," Parker said. "I wanted to make a splash. This year I can prepare slower and smarter and that's a good thing."

Brandon Belt had three hits and drove in a run for the …

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