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Jones, Jakubauskas lead Orioles over A's

Jun 8, 2011 - 5:45 AM Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - Adam Jones went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and Chris Jakubauskas tossed five scoreless innings, leading the Baltimore Orioles to a 4-0 win over the Oakland Athletics at Camden Yards.

Jakubauskas (1-0) got the win in a spot-start, holding the A's to only three hits while striking out five and walking one.

"I got ahead early and pounded the zone," Jakubauskas said. "These guys like to take and it was one of those situations where we have to get ahead of the counts."

Luke Scott and J.J. Hardy also hit solo homers for the Orioles, who have won four of their last six.

Kurt Suzuki went 1-for-4 with a double, while Josh Willingham and Ryan Sweeney both collected a hit for the A's, whose season-high losing streak reached eight games.

"It seems like it has been happening all year, especially the last week," Sweeney said of the team's struggles at the plate. "We've been having good at- bats and have been hitting the ball hard, but we haven't put anything together."

A's hurler Guillermo Moscoso (2-2) threw five innings in defeat, giving up two runs on five hits while fanning two and walking one.

Koji Uehara tossed a perfect ninth to close out the win for Baltimore.

Hardy led off with a solo homer in the first inning, his fifth of the season, and the Orioles cruised from there.

Daric Barton drew a leadoff walk for Oakland in the fourth and the A's mounted a two-out rally after Sweeney singled to give them two runners on. Jakubauskas put out the fire however, getting Suzuki to fly-out to left to end the inning.

Baltimore also threatened in the fourth, putting two men aboard on singles by Jones and Vladimir Guerrero. Moscoso got Matt Wieters to ground out to second to end the threat.

Baltimore expanded its lead in the fifth on Scott's seventh home run of the season. He blasted a Moscoso pitch over the right-field scoreboard onto Eutaw Street to give the Orioles a 2-0 lead.

The Orioles extended their lead again in the sixth after Jones deposited a hanging slider from Michael Wuertz into the third row in left field for his eighth home run of the year, giving Baltimore a 3-0 lead.

Baltimore added another run in the seventh when Scott doubled and pinch-runner Felix Pie easily scampered home on a double by Mark Reynolds.

Oakland was held in check all night by Jakubauskas and a bullpen combination of Clay Rapada, Jeremy Accardo and Uehara.

Game Notes

The A's are 0-5 on their current 10-game road trip...Oakland is 14-23 in night games this season...Baltimore is 21-18 this season against right-handed pitchers...Prior to Tuesday's game, A's second baseman Mark Ellis was placed on the DL with a hamstring strain after being removed in the sixth inning of Monday's contest...Baltimore hit three home runs in a game for the first time since April 18 against Minnesota...It was the seventh time the A's have been shutout this season.