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OAKLAND, Calif. -- It took about four months, along with injuries to some key starters, for Kendall Graveman to evolve from a pitcher at the back end of the Athletics rotation to the anchor of manager Bob Melvins staff.He certainly looked the part against one of the best-hitting teams in baseball, relying heavily on a nasty sinker and an even more effective cut fastball.Graveman pitched seven strong innings, Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single in the sixth and Oakland beat Baltimore 3-2 on Monday night despite another home run from Orioles slugger Manny Machado.He was kind of splitting the plate with the sinker and cutter today, Melvin said. When he has both those working, he can use both sides of the plate and it can be effective against any team.Stephen Vogt homered, scored twice and had two RBI for the As. Butler added two hits.Machado, who homered in his first three at-bats Sunday, belted his 26th of the season off As reliever Ryan Dull with two outs in the eighth.It wasnt enough to prevent the Orioles from falling into a first-place tie with Toronto in the AL East. The Blue Jays beat Tampa Bay 7-5 earlier Monday.Vogt homered leading off the fourth against starter Kevin Gausman (3-9), walked and scored the go-ahead run in the sixth and added an RBI single in the seventh.Adam Jones had three hits for the Orioles.We wanted to give Kevin some breathing room, Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said. We saw a lot of groundballs. We knew (Graveman) was on top of his pitching, and he was.Oakland scored three runs total while getting swept in a three-game series against the Chicago Cubs last weekend and didnt get much going against Baltimore, either.Graveman (8-7) and two relievers made three runs hold up.Oaklands best pitcher over the past two months, Graveman allowed one run and six hits with four strikeouts.The second and third time through we started mixing in some of the breaking balls that I havent thrown in the past four or five weeks, Graveman said. I thought that really got hitters off and it kind of got us some early strikes.Dull retired three batters and Ryan Madson worked the ninth for his 23rd save.Gausman pitched well but is winless in 12 road starts this season. He struck out six and allowed two runs over six innings.THE GOOD AND BADAs center fielder Coco Crisp made a leaping catch at the wall to rob Mike Trout of extra bases in the second. The following inning, Crisp and right fielder Danny Valencia appeared to have trouble communicating on Hyun-Soon Kims one-out fly ball that landed just in front of both of them for a single that loaded the bases, one batter before Machado drove in a run. Dannys just starting to play some right field, Melvin said. It might have had something to do with it there.TRAINERS ROOMOrioles: Steve Pearce received a cortisone shot in his right forearm that Showalter hopes will prevent the newly acquired outfielder from having to go on the DL. Pearce has been bothered by a flexor mass strain for the past few days.Athletics: An MRI on RHP Sonny Grays right forearm revealed some inflammation and light fluid buildup but he wont require surgery, Melvin said. ... INF Jed Lowrie (bunion) will see a foot specialist later this week. ... LHP Ross Detwiler will be called up from the minors Wednesday to make his As debut. 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The Tigers earned their 20th victory of the year, marking their 10th 20-plus win season under Wayne Kreklow and Susan Kreklow (2000-pres.).Fridays triumph also marked the 98th career win for the 2016 Mizzou senior class of Emily Thater (Springfield, Mo.), Julia Towler (Blue Springs, Mo.), Carly Kan (Honolulu) and Alexa Ethridge (Lees Summit, MO.). The Tiger quartet surpassed the 1980-83 and 2010-13 senior classes who accumulated 97 career victories.Redshirt junior Melanie Crow (Wildwood, Mo.) finished with double-digit kills for the second consecutive match, as her 16 kills paced Mizzous offense against the Volunteers. Kan was fantastic all-around again for the Tigers, recording her team-leading 10th double-double this season. Her 10 kills and 12 digs also marked her sixth double-double in SEC play this season.The Tigers offense came ready in the opening set, producing 13 kills on .423 hitting. Mizzou cruised to a 25-18 set triumph with the aid of six Tennessee service errors. 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