Oakland 6, LA Angels 5

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, September 25, 2011 3:35 PM
Location - Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Temperature - 70°
Umpires - Home Plate - Ron Kulpa, First Base - Jim Wolf, Second Base - Derryl Cousins, Third Base - Tom Hallion,
Attendance - 40794

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 72-87 43-38 29-49 W1
LA Angels 86-73 45-33 41-40 L1

Recap


Coco Crisp's sacrifice fly capped a four-run rally in the ninth inning as Oakland captured a 6-5 road win over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. The defeat puts the Angels three games behind Boston in the American League wild-card race.
 
Los Angeles had stretched its lead to 5-2 in the eighth on a two-run single by Peter Bourjos, before the Athletics rallied in the top of the ninth against Los Angeles closer Jordan Walden. Josh Willingham led off with a home run, and after another run scored on a Walden throwing error, Kurt Suzuki tied it with a one-out RBI double to right. With the bases loaded, Crisp lofted a fly ball to center to plate the go-ahead run.
 
The blown save was the 10th of the year for Walden (5-4), most in the American League.
 
Oakland closer Andrew Bailey worked the ninth to save it for Fautino De Los Santos (3-2), who got the win despite giving up the pair of runs in the eighth.
 
Los Angeles starter Joel Pineiro gave up just three hits in 6 1/3 scoreless innings, facing the minimum 18 batters through the first six frames. The lone Oakland batter to get a hit during that stretch, Scott Sizemore, was erased immediately on a double play.
 
Bobby Abreu and Vernon Wells hit solo home runs in the second and sixth innings, respectively, to help the Angels take an early 3-0 lead.
 
Rich Harden allowed three runs on eight hits in six innings for Oakland, which lost right fielder David DeJesus to a right hip contusion in the seventh inning.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   LA Angels
Rich Harden Player Joel Pineiro
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 6.1
5 Strikeouts 4
8 Hits 3
4.50 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Oakland   LA Angels
Scott Sizemore Player Peter Bourjos
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 2
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 10 1 14 .286 11 5 5 2 1 0
LA Angels 9 2 18 .265 14 7 5 4 3 1

Upcoming Games

  • LA Angels will play their next game at home against Texas. The Angels have a W/L % of .483 after a win and .611 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game on the road against Seattle. The Athletics have a W/L % of .423 after a win and .477 after a loss.
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