Jason Giambi hit his first homer of the season, Nomar Garciaparra hit a three-run double and the Oakland Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-2 on Saturday to snap a five-game losing streak.
Dallas Braden (2-2) allowed one run and four hits in 5 2-3 innings to earn the win for Oakland, which had dropped nine of 12 before beating Tampa Bay for its first win in a day game this season.
Travis Buck also homered for Oakland leading off the third.
Matt Garza (1-2) gave up four runs in the loss. He struck out six in 5 2-3 innings but walked four, three of which scored.