3:55 PM ET, June 9, 2007
AT&T Park, San Francisco, California
• Summary: Dan Haren and two relievers combined on a six-hit shutout to help the A's beat up on former ace Barry Zito and the Giants 5-0.
• Turning point: The A's staked Haren to a 5-0 lead with a trio of fifth-inning runs. Ray Durham's error gifted the A's the first run and Mark Kotsay's RBI single brought home Dan Johnson. Jason Kendall added a sacrifice fly to right field to complete the scoring.
• Hero: Haren shut down the Giants' bats over seven brilliant innings as the A's earned their seventh win in eight games to capture their fourth straight series.
• Goat: Zito was tagged for nine hits and three runs in a shaky outing for the Giants' $126 million left-hander, who couldn't get an out in the fifth inning.
• Quotable: "Guys got on base, weird things happened. Too many pitches. I pitched myself out of the game." -- Zito.-- ESPN.com news services
Athletics 6, Giants 0
Haren had to throw at least eight pitches to a batter in each of the first three innings. He has a day ERA of 0.76 in five starts. ... Crosby hit his third career homer against the Giants and sixth in interleague play. ... The Giants sold out for the ninth time this year (42,526).
Regular Season Series
|2nd||T Buck reached on infield single to first, M Kotsay scored, D Haren to second.||1||0|
|3rd||B Crosby homered to left.||2||0|
|5th||D Johnson safe at first on error by second baseman R Durham, E Chavez scored.||3||0|
|5th||M Kotsay singled to center, D Johnson scored, B Crosby to third.||4||0|
|5th||J Kendall hit sacrifice fly to right, B Crosby scored.||5||0|
|8th||M Ellis homered to left.||6||0|
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|Stadium||AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA|
|Attendance||42,526 (101.5% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||67 degrees, sunny|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Gary Darling, First Base - Jerry Meals, Second Base - Larry Poncino, Third Base - Bruce Dreckman|