Oakland 6, St. Louis 1

Date - Friday, June 28, 2013 10:05 PM
Location - O.co Coliseum
Temperature - 75°
Umpires - Home Plate - Cory Blaser, First Base - Jeff Nelson, Second Base - Ed Hickox, Third Base - Jim Joyce,
Attendance - 24208

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 7 0
Oakland 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 9 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 48-31 22-16 26-15 L2
Oakland 47-34 25-12 22-22 W3

Recap


Athletics 6, Cardinals 1: Bartolo Colon won his eighth consecutive start and Stephen Vogt hit his first career home run as host Oakland cruised in the opener of the three-game interleague series.

Josh Donaldson went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Seth Smith hit a two-run single for the Athletics, who improved to 3-0 on their eight-game homestand.

Colon (11-2) limited St. Louis to one run and six hits while working eight innings for the second straight outing. The 40-year-old right-hander, who walked one and struck out five, eclipsed his win total of last season and reached 11 for the first time since going 21-8 and winning the American League Cy Young Award in 2005 with the Los Angeles Angels.

Oakland jumped on Shelby Miller (8-6) for five runs in the second inning, with Josh Reddick and Jed Lowrie sandwiching RBI doubles around Smith's two-run base hit. Vogt made it 6-0 by leading off the fourth with a blast to right field on an 0-2 pitch from Joe Kelly for his first hit in 33 major-league at-bats and second career RBI.

David Freese went 2-for-3 with an RBI while Matt Holliday and Matt Carpenter also had two hits apiece for the struggling Cardinals, who have lost five of six to fall one game behind Pittsburgh in the National League Central.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Miller surrendered five runs on six hits and two walks while recording only five outs. He has lost three of his last four starts. ... The Athletics have outscored their opponents 18-4 over the first three games of their homestand. ... Cardinals C Yadier Molina went 0-for-4, grounding into a pair of double plays as his NL-leading batting average fell to .352.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
St. Louis   Oakland
Shelby Miller Player Bartolo Colon
Loss W/L Win
1.2 IP 8.0
0 Strikeouts 5
6 Hits 6
27.00 ERA 1.12
Hitting
St. Louis   Oakland
David Freese Player Josh Donaldson
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.667 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
St. Louis 7 0 7 .219 10 6 1 1 0 0
Oakland 9 1 14 .290 15 5 6 6 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Oakland will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Athletics have a W/L % of .638 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against Oakland. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .521 after a win and .742 after a loss.