What's this thing the A's did?
"Win"? Is that what you call it? My goodness, now I remember. It's been so long!
Anyway, it's funny how things work out. Brooks Conrad did indeed make his debut tonight (going 0-4), but it was at second base, as Mark Ellis was a late scratch with shoulder soreness. So Jack Hannahan was in the lineup after all, playing third, and he belted a three-run homer in the fourth that put the A's up 3-1, a lead that held up as Dallas Braden, Jerry Blevins, Brad Ziegler, and Huston Street combined to throw six scoreless innings thereafter.
Ziegler, by the way, is now up to 23 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball to start his career, which is a new American League record.
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