Trevor Cahill and Booby Crosby were the MVP’s tonight as they helped the Athletics take game one of the East Bay, Bay Area rivalry 5-1.

Trevor Cahill was on his game tonight after allowing an early solo home run to Giant first baseman Travis Ishikawa. Cahill (5-5) went seven innings allowing only one earned run on four hits, striking out four and walking one, this all without topping the 100-pitch plateau.

Crosby drove in three of the five A’s runs with a two-run double in the sixth and an RBI ground out in the eighth. Other notables were the two hits apiece from Orlando Cabrera, who also drove in one, and ex-Giant Rajai Davis.

The task gets much tougher tomorrow as the Giants deal Tim “the freak” Lincecum. The A’s will try to counteract “the freak” with Vin Mazzaro.

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Post info: By KFinkas on June 23rd, 2009
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One Response to “Cahill’s dominance leads Oakland to win”

  1. NorthBayFan Says:

    Vin Mazzaro looks really good. If he can outduel Lincecum tomorrow it could be a coming out party on the national stage. There has been talk about who people would consider to be the potential #1 guy in the future, and the consensis so far has been Brett Anderson. I personally think Mazzaro has the right stuff. Short of a few bad performances (spring training and AAA) this year, he has been absolutely dominating. I was actually amazed that Beane sent him down after his ONE blow up in spring training, but brought Anderson and Cahill up. Rajai Davis is still a waste of space, why can’t Geren realize that his best outfielder is Sweeney, not Davis.

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