Oakland 6, LA Angels 3

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, September 12, 2011 10:05 PM
Location - O.co Coliseum
Temperature - 63°
Umpires - Home Plate - Fieldin Culbreth, First Base - Gary Cederstrom, Second Base - Lance Barksdale, Third Base - Adrian Johnson,
Attendance - 12858

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
LA Angels 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 8 0
Oakland 3 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 6 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
LA Angels 80-67 44-31 36-36 L2
Oakland 67-80 40-32 27-48 W1

Recap


Josh Willingham hit a three-run homer as part of a four-RBI performance and the Oakland Athletics continued their season-long success against the Los Angeles Angels with a 6-3 victory on Monday.

Willingham hit his team-leading 25th homer in the first inning off Joel Pineiro (6-7) and added a run-scoring single in the seventh as Oakland dropped Los Angeles three games behind idle Texas in the American League West race.

Gio Gonzalez (13-12) allowed two runs and seven hits in 6 2/3 innings to improve to 3-1 against the Angels this season. Gonzalez struck out six as Oakland won for the ninth time in 14 games against Los Angeles this season.

Brian Fuentes retired four straight batters and Grant Balfour allowed a homer to Vernon Wells in the ninth during a non-save situation. Oakland closer Andrew Bailey was unavailable after being in the head by a line drive during batting practice.

Scott Sizemore and Cliff Pennington had run-scoring singles in the fourth to give Oakland a 5-1 lead.

Los Angeles also scored on Wells’ run-scoring triple in the second and Erick Aybar’s seventh-inning homer.

Willingham and Kurt Suzuki each had three hits for Oakland.

Pineiro gave up five runs and five hits in three-plus innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
LA Angels   Oakland
Joel Pineiro Player Gio Gonzalez
Loss W/L Win
3.0 IP 6.2
4 Strikeouts 6
5 Hits 7
15.00 ERA 2.70
Hitting
LA Angels   Oakland
Torii Hunter Player Josh Willingham
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 4
0 HR 1
3 TB 6
.667 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
LA Angels 8 2 17 .229 12 11 3 1 0 0
Oakland 10 1 15 .303 18 5 6 4 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Oakland will play their next game at home against LA Angels. The Athletics have a W/L % of .439 after a win and .469 after a loss.
  • LA Angels will play their next game on the road against Oakland. The Angels have a W/L % of .494 after a win and .606 after a loss.
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