LA Angels 4, Oakland 0

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, August 6, 2012 10:05 PM
Location - O.co Coliseum
Temperature - 67°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dan Iassogna, First Base - CB Bucknor, Second Base - Bill Miller, Third Base - Dale Scott,
Attendance - 13341

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
LA Angels 59-51 30-22 29-29 W1
Oakland 58-51 32-26 26-25 L3

Recap


Angels 4, Athletics 0: Jered Weaver tossed a four-hit shutout to win his ninth consecutive start and lift visiting Los Angeles.

Weaver (15-1) struck out nine and did not walk a batter to become the first 15-game winner in the majors with his second shutout of the season and sixth career. It was his 11th career complete game.

Erick Aybar came off the disabled list to collect three hits with an RBI and Torii Hunter had a two-run single for the Angels, who leapfrogged Oakland into second place in the AL West and took over the second wild card slot.

Rookie Mike Trout had two hits and an RBI and stole three bases to raise his AL-leading batting average to .348 for Los Angeles, which has won Weaver's last 12 starts and is 17-3 with him on the mound this year.

Jarrod Parker (7-6) allowed four runs and nine hits in 6 2/3 innings for the Athletics, who tumbled to their third straight defeat.

The Angels gave Weaver all the support he needed when Aybar and Trout delivered RBI singles in the second inning for a 2-0 lead. Hunter's two-run single in the seventh gave him 10 RBIs in eight games.

In three starts against Oakland this season, Weaver has allowed only one run in 23 2/3 innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Angels 1B Albert Pujols was named AL Player of the Week on Monday. He batted .424 (14-for-33) with six home runs and 13 RBIs and hit safely in all seven games. ... Athletics RF Josh Reddick threw out Trout at second base in the fifth for his major-league best 13th assist. ... Major League Baseball denied the Angels' protest from Friday's loss in Chicago, when Los Angeles felt White Sox 1B Paul Konerko should have been called for interference for running out of the baseline. ... Athletics LF Yoenis Cespedes sat out the series opener with soreness in his right wrist. He hurt it on a slide in Friday's game vs. Toronto. Oakland fell to 12-22 when Cespedes is not in the starting lineup. ... The Angels sent SS Andrew Romine to Triple-A Salt Lake to make room for Aybar, who hadn't played since July 21 due to a fractured toe.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
LA Angels   Oakland
Jered Weaver Player Jarrod Parker
Win W/L Loss
9.0 IP 6.2
9 Strikeouts 6
4 Hits 9
0.00 ERA 5.40
Hitting
LA Angels   Oakland
Erick Aybar Player Brandon Inge
3 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
.750 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
LA Angels 10 0 11 .286 18 9 4 3 4 0
Oakland 4 0 5 .133 9 9 0 0 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Oakland will play their next game at home against LA Angels. The Athletics have a W/L % of .569 after a win and .490 after a loss.
  • LA Angels will play their next game on the road against Oakland. The Angels have a W/L % of .492 after a win and .588 after a loss.