LA Angels 6, Oakland 0

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, September 13, 2012 3:35 PM
Location - Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Temperature - 85°
Umpires - Home Plate - Lazaro Diaz, First Base - Tim Welke, Second Base - Paul Schrieber, Third Base - Mike Everitt,
Attendance - 38029

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 0 0 0 4 0
LA Angels 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 6 11 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 82-61 42-30 40-31 L1
LA Angels 78-66 40-32 38-34 W1

Recap


Angels 6, Athletics 0:
Torii Hunter homered to snap a scoreless tie in the seventh inning and Jered Weaver made a strong return as host Los Angeles avoided a sweep against Oakland.

Mark Trumbo added an RBI single and Alberto Callaspo knocked in a pair in the six-run seventh inning for Los Angeles, which remained 3 1/2 games behind the Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees for the second wild card spot in the American League. The Athletics, who saw their six-game winning streak come to an end, still hold the wild card lead by a game over Baltimore and New York.

Weaver (17-4), who had been out since Sept. 2 due to biceps tendinitis, allowed only two hits and walked one while striking out nine in seven solid frames.

Brett Anderson (4-1) matched Weaver through the first six innings but ran into trouble in the seventh. Hunter led off the frame and took a 2-0 fastball the opposite way, deep into the right-field seats for his 15th blast. Hunter ended up with an RBI single to cap the rally later in the frame as Los Angeles sent 11 batters to the plate.

Anderson ended up charged with five runs on nine hits in 6 2/3 innings, boosting his ERA from 0.69 to 1.93. The left-hander had not allowed more than one run in four previous starts since returning from Tommy John surgery.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Athletics LF Yoenis Cespedes left the game with a wrist injury. He is listed as day-to-day. … Hunter was hitting in the cleanup spot against a left-handed starter after spending most of the season in the No. 2 spot. … Oakland hosts the Baltimore Orioles in a three-game series beginning on Friday while the Angels visit Kansas City.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   LA Angels
Brett Anderson Player Jered Weaver
Loss W/L Win
6.2 IP 7.0
5 Strikeouts 9
9 Hits 2
6.75 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Oakland   LA Angels
Jemile Weeks Player Torii Hunter
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
3 TB 6
.667 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 4 0 5 .133 9 12 0 1 2 0
LA Angels 11 1 17 .333 14 6 5 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • LA Angels will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Angels have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .545 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game at home against Baltimore. The Athletics have a W/L % of .622 after a win and .508 after a loss.