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Cabrera's 2-Run Double Lifts A's to 7-5 Win Over Padres

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Orlando Cabrera doubled in two runs in the eighth inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to a 7-5 win over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.

Cabrera capped a three-run eighth with a drive into the left-field gap off Edward Mujica (2-2) to put the A's ahead, eventually handing the Padres their 17th loss in 21 interleague games since the start of last season.

San Diego, which was trying for consecutive wins over an AL opponent for the first time since June 2007, snapped its major league-record interleague losing streak at 13 on Thursday with a 4-3 win over Seattle in 10 innings.

San Diego's Adrian Gonzalez had a double and a career-high four walks, and has reached base a career-best 11 straight plate appearances. Gonzalez walked once and tied his career high with four hits on Thursday against Seattle, and drew a walk in his final plate appearance Wednesday against the Mariners.

Kevin Kouzmanoff put the Padres ahead at 5-3 with a bases-loaded, two-run single in the sixth inning off Russ Springer. The A's battled back against Mujica with a pair of two-out, run-scoring hits.

Kurt Suzuki singled and Matt Holliday walked, and Jason Giambi drove in the first run. Then Cabrera, who also hit a sacrifice fly, drove in a pair with a line drive to the wall in center.

Suzuki, who had three hits, added an RBI single in the ninth.

Oakland, in last place in the AL West, won for just the third time in 10 games while the Padres have lost six of seven.

Michael Wuertz (3-1) pitched one inning for the win. Drew Bailey got the final four outs for his seventh save in 11 chances.

The Athletics scored three times in the fourth inning despite just one hit. Suzuki led off with a single and rookie Wade LeBlanc walked two straight batters before hitting Jason Giambi to force in one run. A pair of sacrifice flies by Cabrera and Bobby Crosby gave the A's a 3-2 lead.

San Diego tied the score at 3-all in the bottom of the inning on David Eckstein's RBI single. Eckstein also drove in a run with a ground out.

LeBlanc allowed three runs on three hits with two walks and a strikeout in his first start since he made his major league debut last September. LeBlanc started in place of Chris Young, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Oakland rookie pitcher Josh Outman left the game in the second inning with tightness in his left arm.

Outman allowed a leadoff homer to Chase Headley in the inning and was then visited on the mound by manager Bob Geren and head trainer Steve Sayles. After about a short discussion, Outman remained in the game. Two batters later, he was removed.

Notes: Padre Kyle Blanks made his major league debut with a strikeout as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning. ... San Diego's Tony Gwynn Jr. tied his career high with three hits. ... LeBlanc became San Diego's first left-handed starter this season. ... Cabrera had a 15-pitch at-bat against Josh Banks in the sixth inning. He fouled off 11 pitches, including six straight with a 2-2 count.

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