- Associated Press - Saturday, May 7, 2016

BALTIMORE (AP) - Josh Reddick got the most out of his 12-hour day at the ballpark.

The right fielder collected seven hits, added 41 points to his batting average and even got in a nap during the Oakland Athletics’ doubleheader split Saturday with the Baltimore Orioles.

Oakland won the first game 8-4 before dropping a 5-2 decision in the nightcap.

The day-night doubleheader was scheduled after rain washed out the first game of the series Friday night. It was the A’s first doubleheader in exactly two years.

Reddick had three hits in the opener, went 4 for 4 in the second game and finished the long day with a .301 batting average.

“A lot of guys came in after game one and took some naps,” Reddick said. “I got a quick hour nap in to kind of rejuvenate and just kick it right back up again. It’s never easy and never a fun afternoon. But you’ve got to do it.”

After winning the opener to end a four-game skid, the A’s were looking for a sweep.

“You win the first one you want to get greedy,” manager Bob Melvin said. “It’s hard to win doubleheaders, especially on the road. But when you win the first one, you know, everybody’s hell bent on trying to win the second game.”

In the nightcap, Chris Davis’ eighth homer capped a four-run third inning against Oakland’s Jesse Hahn (1-1). It also snapped an 0-for-16 skid.

Winless in his four previous starts, Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez (2-3) gave up two runs and nine hits over eight innings. He finished his outing by striking out the side.

Zach Britton got three straight outs for his seventh save.

Hahn allowed four earned runs and eight hits over 5 1/3 innings in his second start since being recalled from the minors on April 30.

In the opener, Marcus Semien homered and had three RBIs, and the A’s amassed a season-high 15 hits to become the last team in the majors to win in May.

Oakland scored a couple of early runs, led 6-0 in the sixth and cruised behind veteran left-hander Rich Hill.

Hill (4-3) gave up two hits and a run over 5 2/3 innings. Relying heavily on a sweeping curveball, he struck out five and permitted only one runner past first base over the first five innings.

“It was just one of those days where the curveball was working and we were able to spot up some fastballs,” said Hill, who is 4-0 with a 1.09 ERA on the road.

Orioles rookie Mike Wright (1-3) yielded five runs and 10 hits in five-plus innings. Several of the hits were opposite-field dribblers against the shift.

Semien put Oakland up with an RBI single in the second inning. Stephen Vogt hit a sacrifice fly in the third, Reddick doubled in a run in the fifth and Jed Lowrie hit a two-run double in the sixth.

Semien, the No. 9 batter in the order, made it 8-1 in the eighth with his team-leading eighth home run.

ROSTER MOVES

Athletics: Right-hander Andrew Triggs was added to the roster for the nightcap.

Orioles: Before the first game, Baltimore selected the contract of INF Paul Janish from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned LHP T.J. McFarland to the minors. McFarland was the 26th man for the second game.

WALK THIS WAY

Triggs struck out the side in the eighth inning - then started walking toward the wrong dugout.

“I swear I’ve never done that in my life,” said Triggs, who began spring training with the Orioles before the A’s selected him off waivers in March. “You get one mulligan I guess.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Athletics: OF Coco Crisp played the first game after being sidelined since Tuesday with a heel injury. He sat out the nightcap.

Orioles: DH Jimmy Paredes (left wrist sprain) went 2 for 3 with a double for Double-A Bowie vs. Erie on Saturday. His rehabilitation stint ends May 15.

UP NEXT

Athletics: RHP Kendall Graveman (1-3, 4.40 ERA) starts the series finale Sunday. He is 0-1 with a 7.59 ERA in four career appearances against Baltimore.

Orioles: Chris Tillman (3-1, 2.81 ERA) starts for Baltimore. He has given up one run and struck out 18 in his last two starts.

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