Scott Halleran

Game #38: Oakland Athletics vs. Washington Nationals

The only thing better than a pitchers' duel on a sun-drenched Mother's Day is a finale in the series where your team dominated the first and stole the second. The A's try to complete the sweep at home on a holiday where they have created some magic in the past.

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Game #38: Derek Norris completes sweep for A's

Baseball's a funny game. The same team that came one close game away from being swept in a four-game series at home by the Seattle Mariners earlier in the week simply destroyed the Nationals in the first and third games of this series, and flat-out stole the second en route to the sweep, and a four-game winning streak. (Derek Norris)2 + Nick Punto provided all of the offense today, and Scott Kazmir threw a seven-inning gem to lead the A's to the sweep over the Nationals with a 9-1 victory.

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Game Thread #38: A's vs. Nationals (3)

We're going to the bottom of the 7th inning; the A's haven't scored since the second, but they haven't needed to. Thanks to Scott Kazmir's superb performance and Derek Norris' stunning two swings of the bat, the A's still hold their 7-0 lead. Bring it home!

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Game Thread #38: A's vs. Nationals (2)

Well, um. It's not exactly a traditional perfect game, but it is pretty perfect. The A's have absolutely unloaded on Gio Gonzalez in the first two innings. Most of the runs came off the bat of Derek Norris, who hit not one, but two 3-run home runs, both on a 3-0 count. Yes, I'm serious. And yes, it was as awesome as it sounds. We're heading to the bottom of the third; the A's scored 4 in the first and 3 in the second.

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Game Thread #38: A's vs Nationals

The only thing better than a pitchers' duel on a sun-drenched Mother's Day is a finale in the series where your team dominated the first and stole the second. The A's try to complete the sweep at home on a holiday where they have created some magic in the past.

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