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Ross allowed nine runs on 11 hits in just four innings against the Orioles on Saturday to take his first loss of the season.
Hughes (illness) went 1-for-4 in his return to the Oakland lineup Saturday.
Balfour pitched a scoreless inning Friday, walking one and striking out two on the way to his sixth save of the season.
Sogard was 1-for-3 with a two-run home run as the A's defeated Baltimore, 5-2, on Friday night.
Barton, with just four hits in his last 26 at-bats, sat in favor of Kila Ka'aihue in Friday's game according to the team's web site
Reddick was 2-for-4 with a home run, a run scored, and two RBI on Friday night.
Ka'aihue's recent hot streak earned him a spot in the starting lineup Friday, the team's web site
McCarthy turned in a solid performance allowing just two runs on five hits, walking three and striking out four over seven innings in a 5-2 win over Baltimore on Friday night.
The A's intend to return Taylor to Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday with Coco Crisp's return to the lineup on Friday, the team's web site
Crisp (ear infection) reached base twice and stole a base in Friday's game.
Cook's excellent rookie season continued with his sixth hold in Friday's win over Baltimore.