Crisp paces Athletics’ victory.



OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Coco Crisp had two hits and drove in the go-ahead run to help the Oakland Athletics beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 on Saturday night.

Mark Ellis hit a home run and Josh Willingham and Kevin Kouzmanoff also drove in runs for the A’s, who have won four of their last five following a season-high six-game losing streak.

Adam Jones and Craig Tatum each drove in runs for the Orioles, who have lost 11 of their last 12 games in Oakland.

Josh Outman, in his second start since returning to the majors for the first time in two years, allowed two runs and six hits over six innings. He walked five.

Outman (1-0) earned his first major-league victory since June 8, 2009 against the Minnesota Twins.