Oakland 4, LA Angels 2

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, April 19, 2012 10:05 PM
Location - Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Temperature - 67°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim McClelland, First Base - Ted Barrett, Second Base - Brian Runge, Third Base - Marvin Hudson,
Attendance - 27864

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 3 1
LA Angels 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 3

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 7-7 3-4 4-3 W3
LA Angels 4-9 2-5 2-4 L3

Recap

Athletics 4, Angels 2: C.J. Wilson’s throwing error fueled a three-run fourth inning as visiting Oakland defeated Los Angeles for the third straight night.

Kila Ka’aihue capped the fourth with a run-scoring single and Kurt Suzuki had an RBI-double in the opening inning as the Athletics evened their record at 7-7.

The Angels dropped to 4-9 in a disappointing start that leaves them seven games behind the first-place Texas Rangers in the American League West.

Wilson (2-1) walked the first two batters in the fourth then induced Seth Smith to hit a check-swing comebacker. Wilson’s throw to first was low and got past first baseman Albert Pujols as Yoenis Cespedes scored from second and Jonny Gomes came all the way around from first. Smith later scored on Ka’aihue’s sharp single to center.

Tommy Milone (2-1) gave up two runs and seven hits in five innings. Five relievers blanked the Angels over the final four innings with Grant Balfour retiring Torii Hunter on a game-ending double-play for his fourth save.

Pujols doubled three times in a game for the first time since doing so for the St. Louis Cardinals on August 11, 2006, but is homerless through 54 at-bats with the Angels - the longest season-opening drought of his career.

Los Angeles cut its deficit to 4-2 in the bottom of the fourth on a run-scoring double by Vernon Wells and an RBI-single by Mark Trumbo.

Wilson allowed four runs - three earned - and two hits in six innings. He struck out eight and walked three.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Pujols narrowly missed his first homer of the season when he doubled off the top of the left-field wall in the fifth. … The Athletics had just three hits. … Hunter reached base three times on a single and two walks. … Oakland outfielder Coco Crisp (flu) missed his second consecutive game.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   LA Angels
Tom Milone Player C.J. Wilson
Win W/L Loss
5.0 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 8
7 Hits 2
3.60 ERA 4.50
Hitting
Oakland   LA Angels
Jonny Gomes Player Albert Pujols
1 Hits 3
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
1 TB 6
.333 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 3 0 4 .097 11 9 2 3 0 1
LA Angels 10 0 14 .270 22 7 2 3 0 3

Upcoming Games

  • LA Angels will play their next game at home against Baltimore. The Angels have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .375 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The Athletics have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.