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Moseley, bullpen help Angels top Athletics

Apr 7, 2007 - 5:27 AM ANAHEIM, California (Ticker) -- The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim's bullpen gave Dustin Moseley plenty of help. Joe Kennedy received none from Jay Witasick.

Moseley and three relievers combined to allow just seven hits and Vladimir Guerrero belted a three-run homer as the Angels posted a 5-2 triumph over Kennedy and the Oakland Athletics.

Entering the season as the Angels' fifth starter because of injuries to Bartolo Colon and Jered Weaver, Moseley (1-0) worked six-plus strong innings, allowing one run and five hits. The 6-4 righthander struck out four without a walk and also hit a batter.

Moseley took the mound in the seventh with the Angels clinging to a 2-1 lead but allowed a leadoff double by Eric Chavez. However, Justin Speier came on to tame the Athletics, striking out Mark Ellis and rookie Travis Buck around a flyout by Todd Walker to preserve the one-run advantage.

Unfortunately for Oakland, Witasick was unable to match Speier's effectiveness in the bottom of the inning. Maicer Izturis opened the frame with a single and Gary Matthews Jr. drew a walk before Orlando Cabrera flied out.

Guerrero followed by launching Witasick's 1-1 offering over the center field wall, giving the Angels a 5-1 cushion.

Speier ran into trouble in the eighth, walking a pair before giving way to Scot Shields, who issued a walk to Mike Piazza before uncorking a wild pitch that allowed Marco Scutaro to score. But Shields avoided further damage by striking out Chavez to end the inning.

Francisco Rodriguez also made things interesting in the ninth, surrendering a single by Walker and a double by Buck with one out. But the closer retired Scutaro on a lineout and struck out pinch hitter Bobby Kielty to seal the win and notch his third save in four chances.

Kennedy (0-1) pitched well for the Athletics, yielding just one earned run and six hits in six innings. The lefthander, who fell to 0-9 lifetime against the Angels, walked two, struck out a pair and hit a batter.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    OAKLAND 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 7 0
    LA ANGELS 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 x 5 8 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: OAK - JOE KENNEDY, JAY WITASICK (7TH), JAY MARSHALL (7TH) AND ADAM
    MELHUSE
    LAA - DUSTIN MOSELEY, JUSTIN SPEIER (7TH), SCOT SHIELDS
    (8TH), FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ (9TH)

    Apr 7 12:52 AM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    WILD PITCH BY SCOT SHIELDS ALLOWED MARCO SCUTARO TO
    SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M PIAZZA ON FIRST, N SWISHER ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 2
    LA ANGELS 5 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: E CHAVEZ (.250, 1-FOR-3)

    Athletics vs. AngelsApr 7 12:32 AM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: J Marshall relieved J Witasick.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 1
    LA ANGELS 5 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: G Anderson (.250, 1-FOR-3)

    Apr 7 12:08 AM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - PITCHING CHANGE
    OAK: JAY MARSHALL (0-0, 0.00) IN THE 7TH
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 1, LA ANGELS 5
    DUE UP FOR LAANGELS: G ANDERSON (.250, 1-FOR-3)

    Apr 7 12:08 AM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY VLADIMIR GUERRERO (3) TO CENTER WITH
    1 OUT IN THE 7TH OFF JAY WITASICK SCORED MAICER IZTURIS AND GARY
    MATTHEWS JR.
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 1, LA ANGELS 5
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: G ANDERSON (.250, 1-FOR-3)

    Apr 7 12:07 AM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY VLADIMIR GUERRERO (3) TO CENTER WITH
    1 OUT IN THE 7TH OFF JAY WITASICK SCORED MAICER IZTURIS AND GARY
    MATTHEWS JR.
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 1, LA ANGELS 5
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: G ANDERSON (.250, 1-FOR-3)

    Athletics vs. AngelsApr 7 12:07 AM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: J Witasick relieved J Kennedy.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 1
    LA ANGELS 2 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: M Izturis (.313, 1-FOR-2)

    Apr 6 11:57 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - PITCHING CHANGE
    OAK: JAY WITASICK (0-0, 0.00) STARTING THE 7TH
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 1, LA ANGELS 2
    DUE UP FOR LAANGELS: M IZTURIS (.313, 1-FOR-2)

    Apr 6 11:57 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    OAKLAND 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 0
    LA ANGELS 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 6 0 (BOT 7)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: OAK - JOE KENNEDY
    LAA - JUSTIN SPEIER

    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: M IZTURIS (.313, 1-FOR-2)
    G MATTHEWS JR (.438, 2-FOR-3)
    O CABRERA (.158, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Apr 6 11:54 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY NICK SWISHER SCORED ADAM MELHUSE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, N SWISHER ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 1
    LA ANGELS 2 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: M PIAZZA (.316, 2-FOR-2)

    Athletics vs. AngelsApr 6 11:29 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    OAKLAND 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    LA ANGELS 0 0 1 1 2 5 0 (TOP 5)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: OAK - JOE KENNEDY
    LAA - DUSTIN MOSELEY

    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: M ELLIS (.250, 0-FOR-0, HBP)
    T WALKER (.000, 0-FOR-1)
    T BUCK (.143, 0-FOR-1)

    Apr 6 11:07 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY HOWIE KENDRICK (1) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 4TH OFF JOE KENNEDY.
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 0, LA ANGELS 2
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: C KOTCHMAN (.462, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Athletics vs. AngelsApr 6 10:58 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    PASSED BALL BY ADAM MELHUSE ALLOWED GARY MATTHEWS JR TO
    SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, V GUERRERO ON FIRST, O CABRERA ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 0
    LA ANGELS 1 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: G ANDERSON (.222, 0-FOR-1)

    Athletics vs. AngelsApr 6 10:47 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    OAKLAND 0 0 0 1 0
    LA ANGELS 0 0 1 0 (BOT 2)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: OAK - JOE KENNEDY
    LAA - DUSTIN MOSELEY

    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: R QUINLAN (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)
    H KENDRICK (.267, 0 HR, 2 RBI)
    C KOTCHMAN (.462, 1 HR, 3 R

    Apr 6 10:26 PM