The Oakland Athletics finally got one in the win column as they defeated the Los Angeles Angels 6-1 on Tuesday night. The A’s got a strong debut from Guillermo Moscoso and a big night from outfielder David DeJesus as they won for the second time against Dan Haren.
Although Moscoso had made relief appearances for the Texas Rangers in 2009 and 2010, his start against the Angels marked his first career major league start. Moscoso followed up Josh Outman’s strong Monday performance with a strong performance of his own. Moscoso lasted six innings and gave up three hits and three walks, but no runs. As with Outman, Moscoso bought himself at least one more start while Tyson Ross and Brandon McCarthy continue to recover from their respective injuries.
The A’s offense had a big night thanks primarily to David DeJesus. In four at bats, DeJesus had two home runs and drove in four runs. Josh Willingham joined in the phone with an RBI double that knocked in Daric Barton and Cliff Pennington.
The six runs were more than enough to get the A’s back in the win column. After Brian Fuentes went off on Bob Geren Monday night, the six runs meant there was no save situation for either Fuentes or Balfour to handle. Joey Devine, Craig Breslow, an Brad Ziegler each threw an inning of relief to close out the game.
The A’s and Angels play game three of their four game series Wednesday evening at 7:05pm. The game is going to be on CSN California and will feature Trevor Cahill faving facing off against Ervin Santana.