Final
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Angels look to snap two-game skid vs. Athletics

Sep 3, 2007 - 1:21 PM Oakland (68-70) at La Angels (80-56) 9:05 pm EDT

ANAHEIM, California (Ticker) - The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim boast the best home record in the majors. That may not help them against the Oakland Athletics.

Ervin Santana takes the mound as the Angels open a three-game series with the Athletics on Monday.

While Anaheim is 45-22 at home, it has yet to win a series here against Oakland and has lost eight of the last 13 meetings.

Scot Shields allowed a go-ahead grand slam to Hank Blalock and Garret Anderson struck out with the bases loaded in the ninth inning of a 8-7 loss to Texas on Sunday.

Despite their second straight loss, the Angels still hold a 6 1/2-game lead over the Seattle Mariners (73-62) in the American League West.

Santana (5-12, 6.38 ERA) will look to bounce back from his worst start of the season. The 25-year-old righthander recorded just one out, allowing five runs and four hits in a 10-6 loss to Seattle on Tuesday.

Santana should fare well in this one since he is 6-1 with a 1.55 ERA in eight starts against the A's.

Chad Gaudin (10-9, 4.06) gets the ball for Oakland. The righthander has pitched well in his last two outings, going 1-0 and allowing just three runs in 14 innings.

Gaudin lost his only start against the Angels this season, giving up five runs and seven hits in six innings.

On Sunday, the Athletics rallied from a 7-0 deficit to post an 8-7 win in 10 innings over Detroit Kurt Suzuki hit a game-tying, two-run homer in the ninth and rookie Jack Hannahan hit a walk-off single in the 10th.








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

    BATTERIES: OAK - CHAD GAUDIN, COLBY LEWIS (6TH), DAN MEYER (8TH) AND KURT
    SUZUKI, ROB BOWEN (7TH)
    LAA - ERVIN SANTANA, RICH THOMPSON (7TH), JASON BULGER
    (8TH), JUSTIN SPEIER

    Sep 4 12:19 AM


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

    BATTERIES: OAK - CHAD GAUDIN, COLBY LEWIS (6TH), DAN MEYER (8TH) AND KURT
    SUZUKI, ROB BOWEN (7TH)
    LAA - ERVIN SANTANA, RICH THOMPSON (7TH), JASON BULGER
    (8TH), JUSTIN SPEIER

    Athletics vs. AngelsSep 4 12:19 AM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MARCO SCUTARO SCORED DAN JOHNSON.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, M SCUTARO ON FIRST, J HANNAHAN ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 4
    LA ANGELS 9 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: D MURPHY (.221, 4 HR, 14 RBI)

    Athletics vs. AngelsSep 3 11:38 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY MIKE PIAZZA (7) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 8TH OFF RICH THOMPSON SCORED JACK CUST.
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 3, LA ANGELS 9
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: D JOHNSON (.230, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Athletics vs. AngelsSep 3 11:28 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY SHANNON STEWART (11) TO CENTER WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 8TH OFF RICH THOMPSON.
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 1, LA ANGELS 9
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: N SWISHER (.261, 0-FOR-3)

    Athletics vs. AngelsSep 3 11:22 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY GARRET ANDERSON (13) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH
    0 OUT IN THE 7TH OFF COLBY LEWIS.
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 0, LA ANGELS 9
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: M IZTURIS (.280, 2-FOR-3, 2 RBI)

    Athletics vs. AngelsSep 3 11:13 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY ORLANDO CABRERA SCORED HOWIE KENDRICK.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, O CABRERA ON FIRST, G MATTHEWS JR ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 0
    LA ANGELS 8 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: V GUERRERO (.327, 1-FOR-3)

    Athletics vs. AngelsSep 3 10:53 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MAICER IZTURIS SCORED VLADIMIR GUERRERO AND
    GARRET ANDERSON.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, M IZTURIS ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 0
    LA ANGELS 7 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: K MORALES (.321, 0-FOR-2)

    Athletics vs. AngelsSep 3 10:33 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    PASSED BALL BY KURT SUZUKI ALLOWED ORLANDO CABRERA TO
    SCORE.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, G ANDERSON ON FIRST, V GUERRERO ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 0
    LA ANGELS 5 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: M IZTURIS (.278, 1-FOR-2)

    Athletics vs. AngelsSep 3 10:33 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY JEFF MATHIS (4) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 5TH OFF CHAD GAUDIN SCORED CASEY KOTCHMAN.
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 0, LA ANGELS 4
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: G MATTHEWS JR (.260, 1-FOR-2, HR, RBI)

    Athletics vs. AngelsSep 3 10:25 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY CASEY KOTCHMAN SCORED MAICER IZTURIS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 0
    LA ANGELS 2 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: H KENDRICK (.321, 4 HR, 25 RBI)

    Athletics vs. AngelsSep 3 9:41 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY GARY MATTHEWS JR (18) TO CENTER WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 1ST OFF CHAD GAUDIN.
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 0, LA ANGELS 1
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: O CABRERA (.311, 8 HR, 76 RBI)

    Athletics vs. AngelsSep 3 9:18 PM