(ST. LOUIS, MO) - Mark Ellis hit a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning as the Oakland Athletics snapped a four-game losing streak by edging the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2.
Kevin Kouzmanoff gave Oakland the early lead with a solo homer off St. Louis starter Jeff Suppan.
Matt Holliday hit a pair of solo shots off A's starter Trevor Cahill.
Both teams had gone to their bullpens in the eighth when Conor Jackson and Kouzmanoff hit one-out singles off Blake Hawksworth with Jackson scoring the winning run on Ellis' sacrifice fly.
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