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Jul 8, 2014 1:48 AM by Associated Press

Chavez strikes out 9, A's beat Giants 5-0

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Jesse Chavez matched a career high with nine strikeouts in six innings, and three relievers pitched scoreless ball to lead the Oakland Athletics past the San Francisco Giants 5-0 on Monday night for their fifth straight win.

Alberto Callaspo hit a two-run double, and three others drove in a run to power the A's in front of an announced sellout crowd of 36,067 festive fans.

The Coliseum had a colorful sprinkling of green and gold from Oakland revelers mixed with the orange and black of San Francisco supporters for the Bay Bridge Series opener.

Chavez (7-5) allowed four hits and two walks to help extend the A's record to a major-league best 56-33. Fernando Abad, Dan Otero and Ryan Cook shut down San Francisco the final three innings.

Ryan Vogelsong (5-6) lost his third straight start for the Giants, who had just five hits.

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