Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Dillion Gee won his first seven decisions this season and allowed a total of one run over his last three starts. Six walks did in the rookie on Tuesday.
Cliff Pennington had an RBI and scored twice in Oakland's sixth straight victory, its longest winning streak since taking seven in a row, September 14-20, 2009. Ryan Sweeney had four hits, including an RBI single.
Gee (7-1) suffered his first defeat in 13 games (11 starts) in 2011 and lasted just four innings, allowing three hits and four runs. The right-hander's seven straight winning decisions equaled the club record for rookies, but he threw more than half of his pitches (45-of-87) for balls in New York's fourth loss in five games.
Josh Outman (3-1) gave up four hits and one earned run over six innings for the Athletics, whose winning streak follows a stretch where they lost 13 of 14.
Jason Bay homered, tripled and knocked in two runs for the Mets, who brought the tying run to the plate in the eighth inning but were shut down by Grant Balfour.
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