A's avoid sweep, end Diamondbacks winning streakPosted: Updated:
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Arizona Diamondbacks' season-high four-game winning streak is over.
Jason Giambi homered a day after reaching the 400 milestone and Landon Powell hit a tiebreaking shot for his first career home run as the Oakland Athletics avoided a sweep with a 6-2 victory over the D-backs yesterday.
Giambi on Saturday night became the 44th player in major league history with 400 homers.
He provided an insurance run with his seventh-inning solo drive.
Rookie Josh Outman (2-0) worked out of jams all day and hung tough with Jon Garland (4-3), who pitched five scoreless innings before running into trouble.
The A's lost 8-7 in 11 innings Saturday to fall a season-high 10 games under .500.
Their win yesterday ended a three-game skid overall and six-game home losing streak to Arizona.
Stephen Drew had an RBI groundout in the first and Arizona added another run when Chris Young scored on a double-play groundout in the eighth.
The Diamondbacks concluded a 6-3 road trip under new manager A.J. Hinch, the former A's draft pick out of Stanford.
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