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Guerrero hopes to keep rolling against Athletics

Apr 8, 2007 - 3:51 PM Oakland (2-4) at LA Angels (5-1) 3:35 pm EDT

ANAHEIM, California (Ticker) -- If the Oakland Athletics hope to gain a split in their four-game series with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, they will have to find a way to contain Vladimir Guerrero.

Guerrero is 5-for-10 with two homers in the first three games of the series. After Oakland won Thursday's opener, Guerrero blasted a three-run homer in the seventh inning of Friday's 5-2 victory and went 2-for-3 with an RBI in a 2-1 triumph for the Angels on Saturday.

One of four players in major league history to bat .300 for 10 consecutive seasons, Guerrero has three homers and 10 RBI in the first six games of the season.

Getting the assignment to slow down Guerrero is Joe Blanton (0-0, 6.00), who has given up six hits and a homer in 23 confrontations with Guerrero. However, the 26-year-old righthander is 0-6 in seven starts all-time against the Angels despite a 3.77 ERA.

In his first start last Tuesday, Blanton yielded four runs and five hits in six innings in a no-decision against Seattle.

Anaheim's Kelvim Escobar (1-0, 3.38 ERA) will make his 16th career start against Oakland. He is 4-7 with a 4.56 ERA and two saves all-time vs. the Athletics. The righthander yielded three runs - two earned - and three hits with five walks in 5 1/3 innings in an 8-3 win over Texas on Tuesday.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    OAKLAND 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 11 1
    LA ANGELS 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 6 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: OAK - JOE BLANTON, ALAN EMBREE (6TH), KIKO CALERO (7TH), JUSTIN
    DUCHSCHERER (8TH), HUSTON STREET (9TH) AND JASON KENDALL
    LAA - KELVIM ESCOBAR, DARREN OLIVER (7TH),

    Apr 8 6:31 PM
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    Athletics vs. AngelsApr 8 6:25 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: K Calero relieved A Embree.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 2
    LA ANGELS 1 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: G Matthews Jr (.318, 0-FOR-3)

    Apr 8 5:48 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - PITCHING CHANGE
    OAK: KIKO CALERO (0-1, 54.01) STARTING THE 7TH
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 2, LA ANGELS 1
    DUE UP FOR LAANGELS: G MATTHEWS JR (.318, 0-FOR-3)

    Apr 8 5:48 PM


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

    CURRENT PITCHERS: OAK - ALAN EMBREE
    LAA - DARREN OLIVER

    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: G MATTHEWS JR (.318, 0-FOR-3)
    O CABRERA (.200, 0-FOR-2, BB)
    V GUERRERO (.458, 0-FOR-3)

    Apr 8 5:46 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MAICER IZTURIS SCORED GARRET ANDERSON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M IZTURIS ON FIRST, C KOTCHMAN ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 2
    LA ANGELS 1 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: M NAPOLI (.182, 1-FOR-2)

    Athletics vs. AngelsApr 8 5:26 PM


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

    CURRENT PITCHERS: OAK - JOE BLANTON
    LAA - KELVIM ESCOBAR

    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: J KENDALL (.192, 2-FOR-2)
    S STEWART (.222, 1-FOR-2, RBI)
    M BRADLEY (.273, 0-FOR-2)

    Apr 8 4:54 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY NICK SWISHER SCORED MIKE PIAZZA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, N SWISHER ON SECOND, E CHAVEZ ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 2
    LA ANGELS 0 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: B CROSBY (.250, 0-FOR-1)

    Athletics vs. AngelsApr 8 4:39 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY SHANNON STEWART SCORED JASON KENDALL.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, S STEWART ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 1
    LA ANGELS 0 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: M BRADLEY (.286, 0-FOR-1)

    Athletics vs. AngelsApr 8 4:24 PM


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

    CURRENT PITCHERS: OAK - JOE BLANTON
    LAA - KELVIM ESCOBAR

    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: C KOTCHMAN (.350, 1 HR, 3 RBI)
    H KENDRICK (.273, 1 HR, 3 RBI)
    M IZTURIS (.316, 0 HR, 2 R

    Apr 8 4:04 PM