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OAKLAND, Calif. Allen Webster Cubs Jersey . -- No need for A.J. Griffin to glance over his shoulder at the bullpen. This game was all his to finish, something that seemed far-fetched when he walked two of the games first three batters. Griffin tossed a two-hitter for his first win in more than a month, Josh Donaldson hit a three-run homer and the Oakland Athletics beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-0 on Wednesday for a sweep of their two-game series. Griffin (6-6) struck out seven and walked two in a 108-pitch gem for his first career complete game. "I was trying not to think about it because I was hoping I wasnt going to blow it," Griffin said. "Obviously, I get a little extra adrenaline going there." The shaggy-haired right-hander had been 0-3 in five starts since winning at Houston on May 25. He didnt allow a hit until Devin Mesoracos one-out single in the fifth, and Xavier Paul added a two-out double in the seventh for Cincinnati. Griffins mother, Kathy Griffin -- "not that one," he quipped of the comedian -- attended her first game of the season at the Coliseum to see his stellar start. With an off day Thursday, the pitcher planned to take his mom and girlfriend to a nice dinner. Its been a while since he has felt celebratory. The As had lost each of his last five starts. "I was getting tired of not personally me (not) getting a win but going out there every fifth day and the team losing," Griffin said. Pinch hitter Nate Freiman and Brandon Moss each hit an RBI double for Oakland. Griffin gave the As starters their first decision in four games after Oakland went three in a row without one for the first time this year. He struck out Jay Bruce swinging for a 1-2-3 ninth to end the 2-hour, 20-minute game -- looking as strong late as he did early. "The first two guys of the game it looked like his command might not be there," manager Bob Melvin said. "Then he found it and was spectacular." Oaklands fourth inning provided all the run support Griffin needed. Donaldson connected to highlight a four-run fourth after hitting a two-run homer in Tuesday nights 7-3 victory. Homer Bailey (4-6) faced just two over the minimum through three innings, and then ran into trouble in the fourth. He struck out seven and walked two in six innings in losing his second straight decision. Oakland got four straight hits to start the fourth, taking a 1-0 lead on Moss double. Jed Lowrie was nearly caught at third by a sprinting Yoenis Cespedes, who held up as Lowrie ran home but missed the bag before reaching back to touch the plate as catcher Mesoraco lost the ball. Derrick Robinson and Joey Votto pulled off a double steal in the first to put runners on second and third, but Cincinnati missed more chances a day after stranding 11 baserunners. "Everybody is going to have a streak like this. It didnt matter because we didnt score any runs," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "You could, Homer did this or did that but we had no chance, even if it was 1-0. Not only are we not scoring runs but were not getting any hits either. Its not anything you want to do." The Reds are scheduled to get second baseman Brandon Phillips back from paternity leave Friday at Texas. Baker even had his team hit an abbreviated batting practice after the night game because, "This park plays as different day and night as anywhere in the big leagues." The tricky sun early and shadows late can be problematic. Donaldson experienced the glaring sun when the third baseman lost the ball on Pauls foul popup in the fourth. Stephen Vogt earned another start at catcher in place of injured starter John Jaso, a day after Vogt was promoted from Triple-A Sacramento. Griffin only shook off Vogt a couple of times, and chatted with the pitcher early to help get him back on track. "Its really easy to call a game when a guy is executing every pitch," Vogt said. "Ive had quite a few big league hugs, but that was a good one." Vogt is still searching for his first major league hit, going 0 for 3 to drop to 0 for 31 overall. Vogt was 0 for 25 with two walks in 18 games last season. Since 1990, the only longer hitless streak to open a career was 33 at-bats by Chris Carter with the As in 2010. NOTES: Griffin threw 73 of his pitches for strikes. ... As CF Coco Crisp had what Melvin called a non-emergency "family issue" that the team knew about Tuesday night. He arrived during the game. "This was a planned thing," Melvin said. Crisps replacement, Chris Young, struck out four times in the leadoff spot. ... Jaso missed his fifth straight start while he rested his injured left hand. Melvin expects him back Friday against St. Louis. ... The As raised $32,000 during their annual root beer float day for the Juvenile Research Diabetes Foundation. Melvins grown daughter has juvenile diabetes. The game drew 25,658. ... 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