Posted May 23, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Bob Melvin has little to explain about Oakland's losses the past two days: Four hits in two games is not going to amount to much. Jarrod Parker had his strongest outing yet for the Athletics in a 3-1, 11-inning defeat to the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday, yet he didn't get enough support from the offense. ''We're not stringing hits together and getting guys on base,'' Melvin said. ''We have to swing the bats better. We're going to face a lot of good pitchers. There's no excuse. We got four hits.'' Alberto Callaspo delivered a go-ahead two-run double in the 11th against Justin Norberto (0-1). Kendrys Morales drew a one-out walk in the 11th and was lifted for pinch-runner Peter Bourjos, who moved to third on Howie Kendrick's two-out single. Callaspo then drove them both home with a double to left. Jordan Walden (1-1) pitched a 1-2-3 10th, and Ernesto Frieri finished by striking out the side for his first major league save ...
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