Oakland 6, LA Angels 0

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 10:05 PM
Location - Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Temperature - 68°
Umpires - Home Plate - Marvin Hudson, First Base - Tim McClelland, Second Base - Ted Barrett, Third Base - Brian Runge,
Attendance - 27217

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 6-7 3-4 3-3 W2
LA Angels 4-8 2-4 2-4 L2

Recap

Athletics 6, Angels 0: Bartolo Colon pitched eight shutout innings, and homers from Yoenis Cespedes and Jonny Gomes powered visiting Oakland past Los Angeles.

Colon (2-1) was outstanding, giving up just four hits and no walks, striking out five. He threw 108 pitches, 82 for strikes.

Cespedes, who hadn’t homered since hitting three in his first four games of the season, launched a three-run shot off Los Angeles starter Ervin Santana (0-3) in the first. Gomes added his third homer of the season, a solo shot to left, in the sixth.

Consecutive one-out singles by Cliff Pennington and Josh Reddick set the stage for Cespedes in the first. He delivered, hitting a 1-2 pitch from Santana out to give the A’s a 3-0 advantage.

Colon took it from there, the 38-year-old right-hander throwing 38 consecutive strikes in one stretch between the fifth and eighth innings. Pinch-hitter Erick Aybar’s ground-rule double with one out in the eighth was the first extra-base off Colon.

The Angels dropped to 4-8 on the season, and fell six games behind Texas in the AL West.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Los Angeles finalized a four-year contract extension with Aybar before the game. The deal reportedly is worth around $35 million. … Santana’s ERA rose to 6.75. … Reddick, Pennington and Jemile Weeks each finished with two hits for Oakland.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   LA Angels
Bartolo Colon Player Ervin Santana
Win W/L Loss
8.0 IP 7.0
5 Strikeouts 5
4 Hits 7
0.00 ERA 5.14
Hitting
Oakland   LA Angels
Cliff Pennington Player Erick Aybar
2 Hits 1
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.500 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 10 2 18 .270 21 8 6 6 2 1
LA Angels 4 0 5 .125 7 6 0 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • LA Angels will play their next game at home against Oakland. The Angels have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .429 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game on the road against LA Angels. The Athletics have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .500 after a loss.