Oakland 3, LA Angels 1

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, September 23, 2011 10:05 PM
Location - Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Temperature - 68°
Umpires - Home Plate - Derryl Cousins, First Base - Tom Hallion, Second Base - Ron Kulpa, Third Base - Jim Wolf,
Attendance - 39217

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 71-86 43-38 28-48 W2
LA Angels 85-72 44-32 41-40 L2

Recap


Gio Gonzalez outdueled Jered Weaver as the visiting Oakland Athletics earned a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday, which allowed Texas to clinch its second straight American League West title.
 
The Angels trail the Boston Red Sox by 3 1/2 games in the AL wild card race with five to play. Boston was rained out at New York on Friday.

Los Angeles tied the game in the seventh inning on a solo home run by Torii Hunter before Oakland came back to score the go-ahead run in the eighth. Kurt Suzuki led off the inning with a base hit against Weaver (18-8), was sacrificed to second by Scott Sizemore, took third on a wild pitch and came in on an error by Angels third baseman Maicer Izturis.
 
Gonzalez (15-12) allowed three hits and struck out five in 7 1/3 innings. His two walks were issued to the last two hitters he faced, but the Angels left the bases loaded against reliever Grant Balfour. Oakland's David DeJesus added an insurance run with a solo homer in the ninth to chase Weaver and Andrew Bailey worked the bottom half for his 22nd save.

Weaver allowed three runs, six hits and struck out eight in 8 1/3 innings.

Jemile Weeks, who hit his first career home run Thursday, led off Friday's game with his second when he drove a 1-1 pitch from Weaver over the right-field wall.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   LA Angels
Gio Gonzalez Player Jered Weaver
Win W/L Loss
7.1 IP 8.1
5 Strikeouts 8
3 Hits 6
1.23 ERA 2.16
Hitting
Oakland   LA Angels
Kurt Suzuki Player Mark Trumbo
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 6 2 13 .188 6 8 2 0 1 1
LA Angels 3 1 6 .100 10 5 1 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • LA Angels will play their next game at home against Oakland. The Angels have a W/L % of .488 after a win and .606 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game on the road against LA Angels. The Athletics have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .471 after a loss.
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