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It's apparent that manager Sam Perlozzo believes Miguel Tejada should have been covering second base on Jason Kendall's ground ball to Brian Roberts with the bases loaded and two outs in the sixth. Roberts flipped the ball to Tejada, who wasn't on the bag, and a run scored. Another one crossed on a bases-loaded walk.

"I think if we had somebody covering, (Mark Ellis) would have been out," Perlozzo said.

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Tejada, meanwhile, said he was surprised that the ball came his way, given the situation. Otherwise, he would have tried to get there quicker. And Roberts clearly was frustrated by the incident and gave the shortest answers I've heard from him since he's been in uniform.

"It doesn't matter what happened," he said. "I made two mistakes and we lost the game."

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Melvin Mora sat with his head in his hands and a plate of food in front of him. Clearly, this wasn't a good day. He took responsibility for his error in the first inning, and for not covering third base. Jeremy Guthrie, meanwhile, said he should have covered third.

Perlozzo didn't see any reason to lecture his players afterward or go on a tirade, which everyone appreciated. This isn't the NFL.

"My daddy died 26 years ago, so that's when [people] stopped yelling at me," Mora said. "Nobody yells at me. Everybody is a grown man in here. We make a mistake and we paid for it."

"We know we made mistakes and we've got to fix them," Jay Payton said.

Jeremy Guthrie's fastball was topping out at 97 mph.

Nick Markakis' 10-game hitting streak came to an end.

Oakland has won 13 of its last 15 games at Camden Yards.

The A's set a major league record today by not allowing a first-inning run for the 20th straight game.

No numbers were dropped from the warehouse.

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