Oakland 4, LA Angels 3

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, May 26, 2011 3:35 PM
Location - Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Temperature - 69°
Umpires - Home Plate - Paul Nauert, First Base - Kerwin Danley, Second Base - Victor Carapazza, Third Base - Cory Blaser,
Attendance - 33412

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Oakland 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 11 0
LA Angels 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 5 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 24-27 11-12 13-15 W1
LA Angels 26-26 13-13 13-13 L1

Recap


New A’s closer Grant Balfour made it interesting in the 9th, but Oakland survived an Angels’ rally for a 4-3 win in Anaheim, Calif.

With the A's leading 4-0, Balfour, who replaced Brian Fuentes as Oakland's closer this week, gave up a three-run homer to Mark Trumbo with two outs in the ninth before retiring Russell Branyan to end the game.

Oakland starter Brett Anderson (3-4) retired 12 of the first 13 batters he faced and picked up his first career win in four starts against Los Angeles. Anderson struck out four, while scattering three hits to help the Athletics to just their second win in their last nine games. It was Anderson's first win since April 24.

Oakland's offense helped with a three-run fourth inning against Los Angeles starter Joel Pineiro. Andy LaRoche, who started at third base in place of Kevin Kouzmanoff, hit a two-run double to punctuate the A's big inning.

Pineiro (2-1) yielded four runs on 11 hits in 6 1/3 innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   LA Angels
Brett Anderson Player Joel Pineiro
Win W/L Loss
8.0 IP 6.1
4 Strikeouts 3
3 Hits 11
0.00 ERA 5.68
Hitting
Oakland   LA Angels
David DeJesus Player Erick Aybar
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 11 0 12 .306 15 5 4 0 0 0
LA Angels 5 1 9 .167 13 6 3 4 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • LA Angels will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Angels have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .560 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game at home against Baltimore. The Athletics have a W/L % of .391 after a win and .536 after a loss.
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