The Oakland A’s have had their problems with the Los Angeles Angels Ervin Santana many times before, and unfortunately tonight was no different. Santana kept the A’s offense in check, Torii Hunter and Alberto Callaspo hit back-to-back home runs, and the A’s fell to the Angels by a score of 4-1.
Santana (W 3-4) lasted for six full innings tonight, allowing six hits, one earned run, two walks and six strikeouts. The Angels bullpen was stellar as well, keeping the A’s scoreless for the last three innings, with Jordan Walden notching his tenth save of the season.
Trevor Cahill (L 6-2) didn’t fare all that well at all, but the Angels roughed him up for ten hits, four runs, five walks and five strikeouts. It was his first outing of the season against the Angels, and only his second loss of the season.
The A’s offense consisted of a Coco Crisp RBI double in the fifth, while David DeJesus was the only A with more than one hit going 2-4.
Tomorrow the A’s will finish up their four game set with Angels with Brett Anderson on the mound to take on Joel Pinero.