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Parker can’t hold A’s lead

Oakland's Josh Donaldson swings for a two-RBI double in the second inning of a 10-2 home loss to Baltimore on Thursday. AP photo

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From page B3 | April 26, 2013 |

OAKLAND — Given a two-run lead in the second inning, Oakland starter Jarrod Parker gave it right back the next time he went out to the mound.

It’s been that kind of week for the Athletics pitchers.

Parker’s rough start to the season continued when he gave up six runs in 5 1/3 innings, and Oakland went on to lose to the Baltimore Orioles 10-2 on Thursday night.

“It’s kind of embarrassing,” said Parker, who struck out five and walked three. “If I go out there and throw a clean inning it’s a completely different ballgame. It’s something that turns the game the other way. Right now we’re letting small things roll and snowball a little bit.”

Coming off a 1-5 road trip, the A’s didn’t get much relief at home.

They managed just six hits, got only two runners past first base after the second inning, and have now dropped eight of 12 since a nine-game winning streak.

The troubles against Baltimore started after the A’s scored two unearned runs in the second inning. The Orioles responded with three in the third, one in the fifth and two in the sixth before coasting the rest of the way.

“That’s been a problem for us,” said Oakland manager Bob Melvin. “It was just an ugly game, a bad game all around.”

Nate McLouth reached base four times and scored twice, Nick Markakis drove in two runs, and the Orioles opened their longest road trip of the season by routing the A’s.

Chris Davis homered and had two RBIs, Adam Jones added three hits and Jason Hammel pitched six strong innings to help the Orioles win for just the fourth time in their last 20 games at the Coliseum.

Baltimore had a season-high 15 hits, with all nine starters getting at least one. Six players drove in runs.

“It’s a good start to a tough road trip,” said O’s manager Buck Showalter. “Hammel struggled a little but that was what we needed to get through the game and help the bullpen get back on track.”

Josh Donaldson doubled in two runs for the Athletics, who have dropped six of seven.

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