BALTIMORE -- Ryon Healy homered twice and had three RBIs, Matt Lowrie hit a two-run drive and the Oakland Athletics beat the sinking Baltimore Orioles 6-4 on Tuesday night.
The Athletics used homers by Lowrie and Healy to take a 3-0 lead in the first inning, and Healy connected in the fifth for a five-run cushion.
Manny Machado hit a two-run homer in the sixth for Baltimore and Jonathan Schoop singled in two runs in the eighth to make it 5-4, but Khris Davis blunted the comeback with his 34th home run in the ninth.
Baltimore hasn't won consecutive games since Aug. 5-7. The Orioles (60-64) began the day trailing five teams for the second AL wild card.
Ubaldo Jimenez (5-9) gave up three homers and has won only one of his last eight starts. He has surrendered a career-high 29 home runs this season, most on the Baltimore pitching staff.
The last-place A's long ago fell out of playoff contention, but they've been tough on the Orioles. The teams split a four-game series in Oakland earlier this month, and each team has won a game in this series heading into Wednesday's finale.
The Athletics may have lost promising rookie pitcher Paul Blackburn for an extended period. The right-hander was struck in the wrist with a line drive off the bat of Trey Mancini in the fourth inning and left the game.
Oakland did not immediately provide an injury update.
Simon Castro (1-1) pitched two innings to earn his first win since Aug. 31, 2015 and Blake Treinen got four outs for his fifth save.