DeJesus homers twice as A's beat Angels to stop skidMay 25, 2011 - 5:21 AM Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - David DeJesus went deep twice and had four RBI to lift the A's over the Angels, 6-1, in the second of four straight games in Anaheim.
Josh Willingham knocked in the other two runs for Oakland, which ended its six-game losing streak.
Guillermo Moscoso (1-0) threw six scoreless innings, allowing three hits and three walks while fanning three in his first major league start. The 27- year-old Venezuelan made 11 relief appearances with the Rangers from 2009-10 in which he recorded a 4.30 ERA in 14 2/3 innings.
"It feels pretty good. I'm happy. I tried to stay in there as long as I can," Moscoso said about getting his first win. "I tried to keep the ball down and hit the corners. Getting those runs early made me feel more aggressive."
Dan Haren (4-3) was tagged with the loss in seven innings of work. He allowed five runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out six as the Angels had their brief two-game win streak snapped.
Oakland took an early lead on a DeJesus solo home run in the second inning.
The A's added to their lead in the third when Willingham doubled to score Cliff Pennington and Daric Barton. Pennington led off the inning with a walk and Barton was hit by a pitch before both came around when Willingham pulled a ball down the third-base line.
Oakland tacked on two more in the fourth when DeJesus hit his second homer of the night, after a Kurt Suzuki single, to make the score 5-0.
"I just made a couple of mistakes. I settled down and got pitches down in the zone, but by then it was too late," said Haren.
The Angels finally got on the board in the eighth. Craig Breslow started the inning for Oakland and Erick Aybar greeted him with a leadoff double. A Bobby Abreu groundout moved Aybar to third and Torii Hunter hit a single up the middle to bring him in. Alberto Callaspo then grounded into an inning-ending double play.
The Angels had men reach second in the first, third, sixth and seventh innings before getting the clutch hit they needed.
Oakland got that run right back in the ninth, though, on back-to-back doubles by Suzuki and DeJesus.
Oakland recalled Moscoso from Sacramento on Tuesday to make the start and optioned pitcher Fautino De Los Santos its Triple-A affiliate...Haren is winless in his last seven starts.
- OAKLAND: 6
LOS ANGELES: 1
May 25 12:42 AM
- David DeJesus doubled to right scored Kurt Suzuk with none out. Runner on second and Mark Ellis due up.
Athletics 6, Angels 1 Top 9, 0 OutsMay 25 12:29 AM
- Torii Hunter singled to center scored Erick Aybar with one out. Runner on first and Alberto Callaspo due up.
Athletics 5, Angels 1 Bot 8, 1 OutMay 25 12:23 AM
- Mark Ellis struck out swinging. None on with one out and Andy LaRoche due up.
Athletics 5, Angels 0 Top 4, 1 OutMay 24 11:03 PM
- Josh Willingham doubled to left scored Cliff Pennington and Daric Barton. On the play, Josh Willingham was thrown out at third from left to short to third. None on with two outs and Hideki Matsui due up.
Athletics 3, Angels 0 Top 3, 2 OutsMay 24 10:48 PM
- David DeJesus two-out, solo Home Run (3) to right. Mark Ellis due up.
Athletics 1, Angels 0 Top 2, 2 OutsMay 24 10:32 PM
- OAKLAND: 0
LOS ANGELES: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
May 24 10:07 PM
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