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OAK  6
@LAA  2

TOR  6
@BOS  4

DET  2
CHW  1

(11)
CLE  6
@MIN  2

NYY 10
SEA  2

TBD 17
BAL  2

TEX  3
KCR  2

ARI  9
SDP  6

ATL  9
PHI  8

CHC  8
LAD  2

CIN  7
NYM  0

SFG  5
@COL  3

MIL 14
HOU  2

PIT  8
@STL  2

WSN  6
FLA  4

Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Attendance: 34,000

Wednesday, September 5, 2007, 3:35pm
Time of Game: 2:40
Athletics
6
69-72
Won 1
3rd, 14 GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  0  0   3  0  0   2  1  0    6 12  0
Angels          2  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    2  7  0
W: J Blanton (12-9), L: J Saunders (7-3)
Angels
2
82-57
Lost 1
1st

BATTING

Oakland Athletics            AB   R   H RBI   BB  SO    BA   OPS  Pit   PO   A  Details
S Stewart LF                  4   1   0   0    1   1  .283  .742   19    2   0   
M Scutaro 3B                  4   1   1   0    1   0  .263  .712   23    0   1   
M Piazza DH                   5   0   2   0    0   0  .285  .744   21    0   0   
J Cust RF                     4   1   1   0    1   1  .261  .928   23    2   0   
  J Furmaniak PR-RF           0   0   0   0    0   0  .200  .635         1   0   
M Ellis 2B                    5   1   2   4    0   0  .263  .749   16    2   3   HR
N Swisher CF                  5   1   1   0    0   2  .259  .821   19    2   0   2B
D Johnson 1B                  4   0   2   0    0   0  .235  .756   12    9   2   
K Suzuki C                    3   0   0   0    1   1  .255  .771   15    5   0   
D Murphy SS                   4   1   3   2    0   1  .244  .803   16    3   3   HR

J Blanton P                                                              1   0
  H Street P                                                             0   0
Totals                       38   6  12   6    4   6              164   27   9
BATTING
2B: N Swisher (31, off C Bootcheck).
HR: D Murphy (5, off J Saunders; 7th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); M Ellis (17, off J Saunders; 4th inn, 2 on, 1 out to LF-CF).
TB: D Murphy 6; M Ellis 5; M Piazza 2; D Johnson 2; N Swisher 2; J Cust; M Scutaro.
RBI: M Ellis 4 (60); D Murphy 2 (16).
2-out RBI: M Ellis.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 4 for 11.
FIELDING
DP: 2. D Johnson-D Murphy; D Murphy-D Johnson.
Los Angeles Angels           AB   R   H RBI   BB  SO    BA   OPS  Pit   PO   A  Details
R Willits RF                  4   1   1   0    0   0  .292  .734   16    2   1   
O Cabrera SS                  4   1   1   0    0   0  .309  .764   13    1   0   
V Guerrero DH                 4   0   1   0    0   1  .326  .949   11    0   0   
G Anderson LF                 3   0   2   1    1   0  .294  .826   11    3   0   
M Izturis 3B                  3   0   0   1    0   1  .276  .735   14    1   2   SF,GDP
C Kotchman 1B                 3   0   0   0    1   0  .290  .818   18    5   0   
G Matthews CF                 4   0   1   0    0   1  .258  .752   13    4   0   
H Kendrick 2B                 3   0   1   0    0   0  .323  .812    9    4   2   GDP
R Budde C                     2   0   0   0    0   1  .167  .389    7    6   0   
  R Quinlan PH                1   0   0   0    0   1  .244  .653    4    0   0   
  M Napoli C                  0   0   0   0    0   0  .253  .805         1   0   

J Saunders P                                                             0   0
  C Bootcheck P                                                          0   0
  R Thompson P                                                           0   0
  J Bulger P                                                             0   0
Totals                       31   2   7   2    2   5              116   27   5
BATTING
SF: M Izturis (3, off J Blanton).
TB: G Anderson 2; H Kendrick; R Willits; V Guerrero; G Matthews; O Cabrera.
GIDP: M Izturis (3); H Kendrick (12).
RBI: M Izturis (44); G Anderson (68).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 4.

PITCHING

Oakland Athletics          IP     H   R  ER   BB  SO  HR    ERA   BF  Pit-Str   GB-FB  GmSc  IR-IS
J Blanton, W (12-9)         8     6   2   2    1   3   0   3.81   29   99-69    10-9     64    - 
H Street                    1     1   0   0    1   2   0   3.32    5   17-10     0-1          0-0
Totals                      9     7   2   2    2   5   0          34  116-79    10-10         0-0 
Los Angeles Angels         IP     H   R  ER   BB  SO  HR    ERA   BF  Pit-Str   GB-FB  GmSc  IR-IS
J Saunders, L (7-3)         6     7   4   4    2   4   2   3.78   27  102-65     3-11    44    - 
C Bootcheck                 1.1   5   2   2    1   1   0   4.06    9   32-21     0-2          0-0
R Thompson                  0.2   0   0   0    0   1   0  10.13    2    9-6      1-0          2-0
J Bulger                    1     0   0   0    1   0   0   3.86    4   21-10     1-2          0-0
Totals                      9    12   6   6    4   6   2          42  164-102    5-15         2-0 
J Saunders faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: R Thompson (1).
IBB: None.
HBP: None.

OTHER

Umpires: HP - Tim Tschida, 1B - Jim Joyce, 2B - Jeff Nelson, 3B - Jim Wolf.
Time of Game: 2:40.
Attendance: 34,000.
Weather: 81° F, Wind 6mph out to Centerfield, Sunny, No Precipitation.

LINEUPS

   Oakland Athletics             Los Angeles Angels                   
1. S Stewart            LF    1. R Willits            RF 
2. M Scutaro            3B    2. O Cabrera            SS 
3. M Piazza             DH    3. V Guerrero           DH 
4. J Cust               RF    4. G Anderson           LF 
5. M Ellis              2B    5. M Izturis            3B 
6. N Swisher            CF    6. C Kotchman           1B 
7. D Johnson            1B    7. G Matthews           CF 
8. K Suzuki             C     8. H Kendrick           2B 
9. D Murphy             SS    9. R Budde              C  

   J Blanton            P        J Saunders           P  

PLAY BY PLAY (explanation)

Top of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Joe Saunders facing 1-2-3
  Scr/Out RoB  Pt Batter          Play Detail
  +------+---+---+---------------+--------------------------------------------------------------+
   O      ---  3  S Stewart       Flyball: RF
   O      ---  6  M Scutaro       Flyball: CF
   O      ---  2  M Piazza        Groundout: 3B-1B
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 1st, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Joe Blanton facing 1-2-3
          ---  4  R Willits       Single to LF (Line Drive)
          1--  1  O Cabrera       Single to RF (Ground Ball); Willits to 3B
   O      1-3  4  V Guerrero      Strikeout Swinging
   R      1-3  3  G Anderson      Single to RF (Ground Ball); Willits Scores; Cabrera to 3B
   RO     1-3  5  M Izturis       Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Cabrera Scores
   O      1--  2  C Kotchman      Groundout: 1B unassisted
                  2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Angels 2.

Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Joe Saunders facing 4-5-6
   O      ---  6  J Cust          Strikeout Swinging
   O      ---  3  M Ellis         Lineout: LF
   O      ---  5  N Swisher       Strikeout Looking
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Angels 2.

Bottom of the 2nd, Angels Batting, Ahead 2-0, Joe Blanton facing 7-8-9
   O      ---  2  G Matthews      Flyball: LF
          ---  2  H Kendrick      Single to RF (Fly Ball)
   O      1--  2  R Budde         Flyball: RF
   O      1--  3  R Willits       Groundout: 3B-1B
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Angels 2.

Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Joe Saunders facing 7-8-9
   O      ---  1  D Johnson       Flyball: CF
   O      ---  6  K Suzuki        Lineout: 2B
          ---  3  D Murphy        Single to RF (Fly Ball)
   O      1--  3  S Stewart       Flyball: CF
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Angels 2.

Bottom of the 3rd, Angels Batting, Ahead 2-0, Joe Blanton facing 2-3-4
   O      ---  1  O Cabrera       Popfly: 2B
   O      ---  3  V Guerrero      Flyball: CF
          ---  2  G Anderson      Single to RF (Ground Ball)
   O      1--  2  M Izturis       Groundout: 2B-1B
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Angels 2.

Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Joe Saunders facing 2-3-4
          ---  9  M Scutaro       Walk
   O      1--  3  M Piazza        Lineout: SS
          1--  3  J Cust          Single to LF (Ground Ball); Scutaro to 2B
   RRR    12-  5  M Ellis         Home Run (Fly Ball to LF-CF); Scutaro Scores; Cust Scores
   O      ---  6  N Swisher       Strikeout Swinging
          ---  3  D Johnson       Single to RF (Line Drive)
          1--  5  K Suzuki        Walk; Johnson to 2B
   O      12-  5  D Murphy        Strikeout Swinging
                  3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 3, Angels 2.

Bottom of the 4th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-3, Joe Blanton facing 6-7-8
   O      ---  5  C Kotchman      Flyball: CF
   O      ---  4  G Matthews      Groundout: 2B-1B
   O      ---  4  H Kendrick      Lineout: LF
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Angels 2.

Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-2, Joe Saunders facing 1-2-3
   O      ---  1  S Stewart       Groundout: 2B-1B
          ---  4  M Scutaro       Single to LF (Ground Ball)
          1--  1  M Piazza        Single to CF (Line Drive); Scutaro to 2B
   O      12-  5  J Cust          Flyball: LF
   O      12-  2  M Ellis         Popfly: 2B
                  0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 3, Angels 2.

Bottom of the 5th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-3, Joe Blanton facing 9-1-2
   O      ---  5  R Budde         Strikeout Looking
   O      ---  5  R Willits       Groundout: 2B-1B
   O      ---  4  O Cabrera       Groundout: SS-1B
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Angels 2.

Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-2, Joe Saunders facing 6-7-8
   O      ---  3  N Swisher       Flyball: CF
   O      ---  5  D Johnson       Groundout: 1B unassisted
   O      ---  1  K Suzuki        Popfly: 2B
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Angels 2.

Bottom of the 6th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-3, Joe Blanton facing 3-4-5
   O      ---  3  V Guerrero      Groundout: 1B-P
          ---  5  G Anderson      Walk
   OO     1--  2  M Izturis       Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 3, Angels 2.

Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-2, Joe Saunders facing 9-1-2
   R      ---  3  D Murphy        Home Run (Fly Ball to LF)
                  Chris Bootcheck replaces Joe Saunders pitching
          ---  5  S Stewart       Walk
   O      1--  2  M Scutaro       Flyball: RF
          1--  7  M Piazza        Single to 2B (Ground Ball); Stewart to 3B
   O      1-3  3  J Cust          Flyball: LF
   RO     1-3  3  M Ellis         Single to RF (Ground Ball); Stewart Scores; Piazza out at 3B/RF-3B
                  2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 5, Angels 2.

Bottom of the 7th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-5, Joe Blanton facing 6-7-8
   O      ---  5  C Kotchman      Lineout: 2B
          ---  3  G Matthews      Single to CF (Line Drive)
   OO     1--  3  H Kendrick      Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 5, Angels 2.

Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-2, Chris Bootcheck facing 6-7-8
          ---  1  N Swisher       Double to CF (Fly Ball)
          -2-  3  D Johnson       Single to CF (Fly Ball); Swisher to 3B
   O      1-3  3  K Suzuki        Strikeout Swinging
   R      1-3  5  D Murphy        Single to CF (Line Drive); Swisher Scores; Johnson to 2B
                  Rich Thompson replaces Chris Bootcheck pitching
          12-     S Stewart       Wild Pitch; Johnson to 3B; Murphy to 2B
   O      -23  7  " "             Strikeout Swinging
   O      -23  2  M Scutaro       Groundout: 3B-1B
                  1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 6, Angels 2.

Bottom of the 8th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-6, Joe Blanton facing 9-1-2
                  Robb Quinlan pinch hits for Ryan Budde batting 9th
   O      ---  4  R Quinlan       Strikeout Looking
   O      ---  4  R Willits       Lineout: SS
   O      ---  7  O Cabrera       Groundout: SS-1B
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 6, Angels 2.

Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-2, Jason Bulger facing 3-4-5
                  Jason Bulger replaces Rich Thompson pitching; Mike Napoli replaces Robb Quinlan playing C batting 9th
   O      ---  8  M Piazza        Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
          ---  6  J Cust          Walk
                  J.J. Furmaniak pinch runs for Jack Cust batting 4th
   O      1--  3  M Ellis         Popfly: 2B
   O      1--  4  N Swisher       Groundout: 2B-1B
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 6, Angels 2.

Bottom of the 9th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-6, Huston Street facing 3-4-5
                  Huston Street replaces Joe Blanton pitching; J.J. Furmaniak moves to RF
          ---  1  V Guerrero      Single to LF (Ground Ball)
   O      1--  1  G Anderson      Flyball: RF
          1--     M Izturis       Defensive Indifference; Guerrero to 2B
   O      -2-  5  " "             Strikeout Swinging
          -2-  6  C Kotchman      Walk
   O      12-  4  G Matthews      Strikeout Swinging
        0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 6, Angels 2.

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