Athletics Vs. Angels: Oakland Drops Series In Extra Innings

The A's are now 5-4 against the Angels this year. Oakland only managed to take one game in the three-game series at O.co Coliseum.

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Athletics Vs. Angels Final Score: Oakland Falls 3-1 In 11 Innings

The Oakland Athletics did their best on Wednesday, but a clutch two-out hit from the Los Angeles Angels in the 11th inning led to a 3-1 defeat and a series loss.

Maicer Izturis hit an RBI single in the top of the third inning to drive in Alberto Callaspoand take a 1-0 lead. The Angels managed to hold on for a few innings, but in the bottom of the sixth inning, Seth Smith managed to hit a home run to straightaway center field to tie things up.

The two bullpens duked out out into extra innings. In the top of the 11th, the Angels got runners on the corners with two out and Callaspo managed to drive in Peter Bourjos and Howie Kendrick with a two-run double down the left-field line.

Ernesto Frieri came in to close things out for the Angels, striking out Jemile Weeks and Coco Crisp, then walking Josh Reddick before striking out Smith to lock up the win for the Angels.

Oakland starting pitcher Jarrod Parker was great for the A's, allowing just five hits, a walk and one run over seven innings of work, while striking out eight. Unfortunately, Jered Weaver and the Angels bullpen were even better, limiting the A's to just three hits over the course of the game.

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Athletics Vs. Angels Final Score: Oakland Shut Out At Home In 5-0 Loss

One night after Tom Milone gave the Los Angeles Angels batters headaches, the Oakland Athletics were one-hit by their division rivals. On Tuesday night, the A's took a 5-0 loss as the Angels evened up the three-game series at one win apiece.

Things went bad right away in the top of the first inning, as the Angels plated three runs on an Albert Pujols sacrifice fly and RBI singles from Mark Trumbo and Howie Kendrick. In the top of the third inning, Albert Pujols hit his fourth home run of the year to make it 4-0 Angels.

Reliever Jim Miller didn't help things in the top of the seventh, when he hit Erick Aybar with the bases loaded to drive in a two-out run that made it 5-0.

Oakland was unable to make much of a dent in Los Angeles starter C.J. Wilson, who gave up one hit and two walks in eight innings of walk. Cliff Pennington managed the only A's hit, a single.

The A's will try for the series win in the rubber game on Wednesday.

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Athletics Vs. Angels Final Score: Oakland Holds On For 2-1 Win

The Oakland Athletics hosted the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night for the first game of a three-game series at the O.co Coliseum. The A's stayed in the win column with a 2-1 victory over their visitors. Thanks to the Seattle Mariners, the A's also managed to gain a game on the first-place Texas Rangers.

The A's opened the scoring in the bottom of the second inning, when they were able to score on a double-play grounder from Kurt Suzuki. They added their second run in the bottom of the third on an RBI single from Kila Ka'aihue.

Mike Trout cut the Oakland lead to 2-1 with an RBI double in the top of the fifth, but the Angels would go quietly the rest of the day, held down by the Oakland bullpen.

Tom Milone was great for Oakland, going seven strong innings and allowing just five hits and one walk. Josh Reddick had a two-hit game and Daric Barton and Seth Smith each drew two walks in the game.

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Athletics Vs. Angels: Coco Crisp Activated, Batting Second Against Anaheim

The wounded Oakland Athletics will be getting one of their key pieces back on Monday as the team has activated outfielder Coco Crisp from the DL, and is back in the lineup against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

The return of Crisp is a sight for sore eyes in Oakland after Brandon McCarthy was the latest Athletic to hit the DL last week with a shoulder strain. Still, slugger Yoenis Cespedes and veterans Brandon Inge and Manny Ramirez are expected back with the club at the end of the month, so they aren't far away from having some serious firepower back in the lineup.

Coco returns as the A's No. 2 hitter in the lineup, getting the start in center field, while red-hot Josh Reddick right behind him. Kila Ka'aihue will be the DH this evening, while Josh Donaldson gets the nod at third, batting sixth.

Oakland Athletics:

1. Jemile Weeks 2B
2. Coco Crisp CF
3. Josh Reddick RF
4. Kila Ka'aihue DH
5. Seth Smith LF
6. Josh Donaldson 3B
7. Daric Barton 1B
8. Kurt Suzuki C
9. Cliff Pennington SS
Tommy Milone SP

First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. PT with coverage on CSN California and 95.7 The GAME.

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Athletics Vs. Angels Series Preview: TV Schedule, Probable Pitchers & More

The A's are 4-2 against the Angels this year. The two teams play a three-game series at O.co Coliseum.

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