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Smith aims to pitch Oakland to rare series win vs. Angels

Aug 26, 2008 - 2:40 PM Oakland (60-71) at LA Angels (79-51) 10:05 pm. EDT

ANAHEIM, California (Ticker) -- Greg Smith ended his winless streak in his last start. Now he'll try to help the Oakland Athletics end their run of futility.

Smith starts on Tuesday, when the Athletics aim for their first series win in more than a month against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim no less.

Oakland, which has lost 34 of its last 49 games, has not won a series since taking two of three from Seattle from July 7-9. It also not won consecutive games since beating the Mariners and Angels from July 10-11.

Smith (6-12, 3.75 ERA) hopes to change that. The lefthander snapped an eight-start winless streak by yielding just four hits in six innings of a 2-0 win over Seattle on Thursday. It was his first victory since he limited the Angels to one run and four hits for his second complete game in a 6-1 win on June 30.

Smith looks to follow up the performance of Dallas Braden, who dominated the Angels in a 2-1 victory on Monday. The Angels, who have lost eight of 12, counter with ace John Lackey (10-2, 3.09), who is unbeaten in his last eight starts.

Anaheim hopes to have designated hitter Garret Anderson and slugger Vladimir Guerrero back in the lineup. Anderson is nursing a sore knee and Guerrero was given a scheduled day off on Monday.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    OAKLAND 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 0
    LA ANGELS 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 x 5 12 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: OAK - GREG SMITH, SANTIAGO CASILLA (7TH), JERRY BLEVINS (8TH) AND
    KURT SUZUKI
    LAA - JOHN LACKEY AND MIKE NAPOLI

    HOME RUNS: OAK - JACK CUST (23) OFF JOHN LACKEY IN

    Aug 27 12:21 AM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JACK CUST (23) TO CENTER WITH 1 OUT IN THE
    9TH OFF JOHN LACKEY.
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 1, LA ANGELS 5
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: E BROWN (.248, 1-FOR-3)

    Athletics 1, Angels 5  Top 9, 0 OutsAug 27 12:18 AM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY HOWIE KENDRICK SCORED MIKE NAPOLI.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, H KENDRICK ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 0
    LA ANGELS 5 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: M TEIXEIRA (.371, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Athletics 0, Angels 5  Bot 4, 0 OutsAug 26 11:10 PM
  • 10
    roots
    McTool Added 10 roots

    Athletics 0, Angels 4  Top 4, 0 OutsAug 26 10:58 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GARY MATTHEWS SCORED TORII HUNTER.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, G MATTHEWS ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 0
    LA ANGELS 4 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: R QUINLAN (.257, 0-FOR-1)

    Athletics 0, Angels 4  Bot 3, 0 OutsAug 26 10:56 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY JUAN RIVERA SCORED MARK TEIXEIRA.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, T HUNTER ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 0
    LA ANGELS 3 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: G MATTHEWS (.226, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Athletics 0, Angels 3  Bot 3, 0 OutsAug 26 10:54 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY TORII HUNTER SCORED HOWIE KENDRICK.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, T HUNTER ON SECOND, M TEIXEIRA ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 0
    LA ANGELS 2 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: J RIVERA (.240, 0-FOR-1)

    Athletics 0, Angels 2  Bot 3, 0 OutsAug 26 10:51 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MARK TEIXEIRA SCORED CHONE FIGGINS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M TEIXEIRA ON FIRST, H KENDRICK ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 0
    LA ANGELS 1 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: T HUNTER (.274, 1-FOR-1)

    Athletics 0, Angels 1  Bot 3, 0 OutsAug 26 10:50 PM