LA Angels 6, Oakland 1

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 10:05 PM
Location - Coliseum
Temperature - 61°
Umpires - Home Plate - Brian O'Nora, First Base - Chad Fairchild, Second Base - Alfonso Marquez, Third Base - Tom Hallion,
Attendance - 11688

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
LA Angels 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 2 6 12 0
Oakland 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
LA Angels 73-63 36-29 37-34 W2
Oakland 76-59 42-29 34-30 L2


Angels 6, Athletics 1: Zack Greinke pitched seven strong innings to win his third consecutive start and surging Los Angeles beat host Oakland for the second straight game.

Kendrys Morales had three hits and two RBIs and Alberto Callaspo had two hits and two RBIs as the Angels won for the seventh time in eight games to get within 3 1/2 games of the American League wild card lead.

Greinke (4-2) allowed one run and scattered four hits to improve to 6-1 lifetime against Oakland, which dropped into a tie for the wild card lead and remained four games back of Texas in the AL West.

Greinke's only mistake was allowing a leadoff homer to Brandon Moss in the seventh that cut the lead to 2-1 before the Angels tacked on two runs in both the eighth and ninth innings.

Athletics right-hander starter Jarrod Parker (9-8) allowed two runs on eight hits in seven innings. He struck out five and didn't walk a batter.

The Angels broke a scoreless deadlock in the fifth with three singles, the last one by Mike Trout plating Callaspo for a 1-0 lead. Callaspo's sacrifice fly in the sixth doubled the lead, but Moss's solo blast in the seventh cut it to 2-1.

Erick Aybar had an RBI double in the eighth and scored on Callaspo's single to provide some insurance runs for Los Angeles, which improved to 11-3 in its last 14 games.

Angels DH Albert Pujols had two hits, including a first-inning double to extend his hitting streak to 13 games. ... Oakland RF Josh Reddick was named the AL player of the week after batting .387 with three homers and 10 RBIs. ... Angels ace Jered Weaver may miss Friday's scheduled start against Detroit due to a bruised right shoulder. Weaver took a line drive off the shoulder in Sunday's game vs. Seattle. ... Moss' solo blast was his fourth in eight games and gave the Athletics homers in 11 consecutive games. ... Morales is 7-for-21 with two homers and eight RBIs in his last five games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
LA Angels   Oakland
Zack Greinke Player Jarrod Parker
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 7.0
4 Strikeouts 5
4 Hits 8
1.29 ERA 2.57
LA Angels   Oakland
Kendrys Morales Player Seth Smith
3 Hits 1
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
4 TB 2
.600 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
LA Angels 12 0 15 .324 17 6 5 2 2 0
Oakland 4 1 8 .129 6 5 1 2 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Oakland will play their next game at home against LA Angels. The Athletics have a W/L % of .605 after a win and .508 after a loss.
  • LA Angels will play their next game on the road against Oakland. The Angels have a W/L % of .521 after a win and .556 after a loss.
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