American League Game Summary - Oakland at LA Angels of Anaheim
(Wednesday, April 10th)
Final Score: Oakland 11, LA Angels of Anaheim 5
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Brandon Moss went 3-for-4 with one homer, one
triple and five RBI to lead the Oakland Athletics to an 11-5 rout of the LA
Angels of Anaheim on Wednesday.
Seth Smith added three hits, including a pair of doubles, and two RBI and John
Jaso had two hits, one RBI and two runs scored for the A's, who have won seven
"Obviously, I've hit some balls well," said Moss. "But no matter what it might
look like, I've just had some hits that have found holes and broken bats and
roll-overs that have gone through. Sometimes baseball's like that."
Tommy Milone (2-0) allowed four runs on seven hits while fanning five over
five full frames to earn the win.
Howie Kendrick went 3-for-5 with two RBI, while Josh Hamilton, Mark Trumbo and
Hank Conger added one RBI apiece for the Angels, losers in three straight.
Joe Blanton (0-2) was tagged for six runs on 10 hits over five-plus innings to
absorb the loss.
"There were a couple of situations where I tried to put guys away," Blanton
said. "I mean, I generally don't try to strike guys out. I try to make the
defense work for me."
The A's took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Coco Crisp hit a
leadoff single, stole second and moved to third on a Jaso ground out. Jed
Lowrie followed with a ground out to score Crisp.
The Angels, though, tied the game in the home half. Alberto Callaspo singled
then moved to third on an Albert Pujols double. Hamilton followed with a
sacrifice fly to score Callaspo.
Oakland poured on three more in the third. Erick Sogard opened the frame with
a single and moved to second on a fielding error by Hamilton. Crisp's ground
out moved Sogard to third and Jaso plated him with a base hit to right
field. Lowrie followed with a single to left-center field to put two on with
two out and Moss followed with a triple down the right-field line to clear the
The Angels answered in the bottom half when Pujols scored after Trumbo reached
on an error.
Moss clubbed his second homer in as many games in the fifth to give the
visitors a 5-2 lead, but Los Angeles added a pair of runs in the bottom of the
inning to pull within 5-4.
Callaspo walked and Pujols laced a ground-rule double to left field to put
runners at second and third. Milone struck out the next two hitters, but
couldn't get out of the inning unscathed as Kendrick roped a two-run single to
Oakland broke the game open with a five-run sixth. Mark Lowe issued a bases-
loaded walk to Yoenis Cespedes, spelling the end of his night. Dane De La Rosa
didn't fair much better though, as he walked the first batter he faced to
force in a run. Smith and Josh Donaldson followed with back-to-back singles to
cap the inning.
Moss' RBI single in the seventh gave Oakland an 11-4 lead, and Conger's base
hit in the bottom of the eighth accounted for the final difference.
Donaldson had two hits ... Sogard went 2-for-5 and scored twice ... Oakland
was 5-for-21 with runners in scoring position ... Pujols had four hits,
including two doubles ... Angels outfielder Mike Trout went just 1-for-4 ...
The Angels went 2-for-16 with runners in scoring position and left 13 runners