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.