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LAA  7
OAK  4

BAL  5
KCR  2

CHW  6
CLE  5

(10)
MIN  7
DET  0

NYY 18
TEX  7

SEA  4
TOR  2

TBR  7
BOS  6

MIL  4
@ARI  3

PHI  7
@ATL  3

PIT  9
@CIN  5

COL  8
SDP  1

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WSN  2

LAD  4
@HOU  1

CHC  6
@SFG  5

STL  8
NYM  7

Standings at end of play this day

Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Attendance: 41,091

Wednesday, July 2, 2008, 3:35pm
Time of Game: 2:57
Athletics
4
45-39
Lost 2
2nd, 5½ GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  0  0   1  0  2   1  0  0    4  8  0
Angels          1  1  0   0  0  3   1  1  X    7  8  2
W: J Saunders (12-4), L: K Foulke (0-3), S: F Rodriguez (34)
Angels
7
51-34
Won 2
1st

BATTING

Oakland Athletics            AB   R   H RBI   BB  SO    BA   OPS  Pit   PO   A  Details
R Davis CF                    4   1   1   0    0   0  .214  .531   13    5   0   2B
  K Suzuki PH                 1   0   0   0    0   0  .284  .715    7    0   0   
M Ellis 2B                    4   0   2   2    0   0  .259  .773   10    1   2   SB
B Crosby SS                   4   1   2   0    0   0  .260  .692   30    0   3   
  J Hannahan PR-3B            0   0   0   0    0   0  .219  .649         0   0   
E Brown LF                    4   0   1   0    0   1  .239  .647   13    1   0   2B,SB
J Cust DH                     4   0   0   0    0   3  .231  .800   22    0   0   
W Bankston 1B                 4   0   0   0    0   1  .000  .000   19   10   0   
C Gonzalez RF                 4   1   2   0    0   0  .268  .739   15    2   0   
R Bowen C                     3   0   0   0    1   1  .220  .566   20    5   0   
D Murphy 3B-SS                1   1   0   0    2   0  .182  .558   24    0   2   GDP
  D Barton PH                 1   0   0   0    0   1  .226  .645    5    0   0   

D Eveland P                                                              0   0
  K Foulke P                                                             0   0
  S Casilla P                                                            0   0
  C Gaudin P                                                             0   0
Totals                       34   4   8   2    3   7              178   24   7
BATTING
2B: E Brown (10, off J Saunders); R Davis (3, off J Saunders).
TB: R Davis 2; M Ellis 2; C Gonzalez 2; E Brown 2; B Crosby 2.
GIDP: D Murphy (1).
RBI: M Ellis 2 (32).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 10.
FIELDING
PB: R Bowen (1).
BASERUNNING
SB: E Brown (4, 2nd base off S Shields/M Napoli); M Ellis (11, 2nd base off J Saunders/M Napoli).
Los Angeles Angels           AB   R   H RBI   BB  SO    BA   OPS  Pit   PO   A  Details
C Figgins 3B                  4   0   0   0    0   1  .283  .705   12    4   2   
G Matthews RF                 4   0   1   0    0   1  .239  .677   16    2   0   
E Aybar SS                    4   2   1   1    0   1  .277  .682   19    0   6   HR
V Guerrero DH                 4   0   1   0    0   0  .282  .818   16    0   0   
T Hunter CF                   4   1   1   0    0   0  .271  .770   22    1   0   2B
H Kendrick 2B                 4   2   2   0    0   1  .311  .759   13    3   4   2B
C Kotchman 1B                 3   1   1   1    0   0  .293  .775   20    9   1   2B,HBP
J Rivera LF                   3   1   1   3    0   0  .185  .509   12    1   0   HR
  R Willits LF                0   0   0   1    0   0  .167  .518    1    0   0   SF
M Napoli C                    2   0   0   0    2   1  .209  .791   21    7   2   

J Saunders P                                                             0   1
  J Arredondo P                                                          0   0
  S Shields P                                                            0   0
  F Rodriguez P                                                          0   0
Totals                       32   7   8   6    2   5              152   27  16
BATTING
2B: C Kotchman (18, off K Foulke); H Kendrick (15, off D Eveland); T Hunter (22, off D Eveland).
HR: J Rivera (1, off K Foulke; 6th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep LF); E Aybar (3, off S Casilla; 7th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep CF-RF).
SF: R Willits (1, off C Gaudin).
HBP: C Kotchman (4, by D Eveland).
TB: J Rivera 4; E Aybar 4; H Kendrick 3; C Kotchman 2; T Hunter 2; V Guerrero; G Matthews.
RBI: J Rivera 3 (6); E Aybar (19); C Kotchman (40); R Willits (4).
2-out RBI: J Rivera 2; C Kotchman.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 7.
FIELDING
DP: 1. E Aybar-H Kendrick-C Kotchman.
PB: M Napoli (5).
E: G Matthews (2); E Aybar (9).

PITCHING

Oakland Athletics             IP     H   R  ER   BB  SO  HR    ERA   BF  Pit-Str  Ct·Sw·Lk   GB·FB·LD· ?   GmSc  IR-IS   LevI    WPA
D Eveland                      5.2   4   3   3    1   4   0   3.42   24   99-56   34· 7·15    9· 6· 3· 0     52    -     0.95   0.05
K Foulke, BS (1), L (0-3)      0.1   2   2   2    1   0   1   3.81    4   16-7     4· 0· 3    1· 2· 0· 0          1-1    1.17  -0.45
S Casilla                      1     1   1   1    0   0   1   2.82    4   15-10    7· 1· 2    2· 2· 0· 0          0-0    0.50  -0.07
C Gaudin                       1     1   1   0    0   1   0   3.50    4   15-11    9· 1· 1    0· 2· 1· 0          0-0    0.30  -0.03
Totals                         8     8   7   6    2   5   2          36  145-84   54· 9·21   12·12· 4· 0          1-1 
Los Angeles Angels            IP     H   R  ER   BB  SO  HR    ERA   BF  Pit-Str  Ct·Sw·Lk   GB·FB·LD· ?   GmSc  IR-IS   LevI    WPA
J Saunders, W (12-4)           6.1   6   4   2    2   5   0   3.04   25  111-68   39·12·17   10· 4· 4· 0     52    -     1.11  -0.09
J Arredondo, H (7)             0.2   0   0   0    1   0   0   1.35    4   17-11    6· 1· 4    2· 0· 1· 0          1-1    2.63  -0.02
S Shields, H (16)              1     1   0   0    0   1   0   2.65    4   16-11    4· 2· 5    2· 1· 0· 0          0-0    1.94   0.08
F Rodriguez, S (34)            1     1   0   0    0   1   0   1.93    4   17-11    6· 2· 3    2· 1· 0· 0          0-0    0.87   0.03
Totals                         9     8   4   2    3   7   0          37  161-101  55·17·29   16· 6· 5· 0          1-1 
Balks: None.
WP: D Eveland (3).
IBB: None.
HBP: D Eveland (8; C Kotchman).

OTHER

Umpires: HP - Marvin Hudson, 1B - Mike Winters, 2B - Brian Knight, 3B - Hunter Wendelstedt.
Time of Game: 2:57.
Attendance: 41,091.
Weather: 81° F, Wind 8mph out to Centerfield, Sunny, No Precipitation.

LINEUPS

   Oakland Athletics             Los Angeles Angels                   
1. R Davis              CF    1. C Figgins            3B 
2. M Ellis              2B    2. G Matthews           RF 
3. B Crosby             SS    3. E Aybar              SS 
4. E Brown              LF    4. V Guerrero           DH 
5. J Cust               DH    5. T Hunter             CF 
6. W Bankston           1B    6. H Kendrick           2B 
7. C Gonzalez           RF    7. C Kotchman           1B 
8. R Bowen              C     8. J Rivera             LF 
9. D Murphy             3B    9. M Napoli             C  

   D Eveland            P        J Saunders           P  

TOP 5 PLAYS (wpa explanation)

   Inn Out Score RoB  Pt wWPA  wWE  Batter          Pitcher         Play Detail
  +---+---+-----+---+---+----+----++---------------+---------------+--------------------------------------------------------------+
   b 6   2  3-3  -2-  4   27%  82% J Rivera        K Foulke        Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Kotchman Scores
   b 6   2  3-2  -2-  4   19%  55% C Kotchman      K Foulke        Double to RF (Ground Ball); Hunter Scores
   t 6   0  2-1  1--  3  -17%  43% R Davis         J Saunders      Double to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Murphy to 3B
   t 6   0  2-1  -23  2  -16%  27% M Ellis         J Saunders      Single to CF (Line Drive); Murphy Scores; Davis Scores; Ellis to 2B/Adv on throw
   t 7   1  5-3  1--  7  -15%  66% R Bowen         J Arredondo     Reached on E6 (throw)/attempted forceout (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Gonzalez Scores/unER; Bowen to 2B

PLAY BY PLAY (explanation)

Top of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Joe Saunders facing 1-2-3
  Scr/Out RoB  Pt  wWE  Batter          Play Detail
  +------+---+---+----++---------------+--------------------------------------------------------------+
   O      ---  6   52%  R Davis         Flyball: LF
          ---  2   50%  M Ellis         Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
          1--      48%  B Crosby        Ellis Steals 2B
   O      -2- 10   53%  " "             Fielder's Choice P; Ellis out at 3B/P-SS-3B
   O      1--  3   55%  E Brown         Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 1st, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Dana Eveland facing 1-2-3
   O      ---  4   53%  C Figgins       Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
          ---  3   55%  G Matthews      Single to LF (Line Drive)
   O      1--  1   52%  E Aybar         Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
          1--  4   55%  V Guerrero      Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Aybar to 3B
   R      1-3      63%  T Hunter        Wild Pitch; Aybar Scores; Guerrero to 2B
   O      -2-  6   60%  " "             Flyball: CF
                  1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Angels 1.

Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Joe Saunders facing 5-6-7
   O      ---  4   63%  J Cust          Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
   O      ---  6   65%  W Bankston      Strikeout Swinging
   O      ---  3   66%  C Gonzalez      Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Angels 1.

Bottom of the 2nd, Angels Batting, Ahead 1-0, Dana Eveland facing 6-7-8
          ---  2   71%  H Kendrick      Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
   O      -2-  3   70%  C Kotchman      Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B); Kendrick to 3B
   R      --3  6   75%  J Rivera        Fielder's Choice SS; Kendrick Scores
   O      1--  4   73%  M Napoli        Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
   O      1--  1   71%  C Figgins       Groundout: 2B-1B
                  1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Angels 2.

Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Joe Saunders facing 8-9-1
          ---  6   67%  R Bowen         Walk
   OO     1--  2   75%  D Murphy        Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
   O      ---  3   77%  R Davis         Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Angels 2.

Bottom of the 3rd, Angels Batting, Ahead 2-0, Dana Eveland facing 2-3-4
   O      ---  3   75%  G Matthews      Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
   O      ---  9   74%  E Aybar         Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
   O      ---  5   73%  V Guerrero      Lineout: 1B (2B-1B)
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Angels 2.

Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-2, Joe Saunders facing 2-3-4
   O      ---  3   76%  M Ellis         Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
          ---  3   73%  B Crosby        Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
   RO     1--  3   67%  E Brown         Double to RF (Line Drive to RF Line); Crosby Scores/Adv on E9 (throw)/unER; Brown out at 3B/2B-1B-C-3B
   O      ---  6   69%  J Cust          Strikeout Swinging
                  1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Angels 2.

Bottom of the 4th, Angels Batting, Ahead 2-1, Dana Eveland facing 5-6-7
   O      ---  4   66%  T Hunter        Groundout: 1B unassisted
   O      ---  6   65%  H Kendrick      Strikeout Swinging
          ---  3   66%  C Kotchman      Hit By Pitch
   O      1--  2   64%  J Rivera        Flyball: LF
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Angels 2.

Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-2, Joe Saunders facing 6-7-8
   O      ---  6   67%  W Bankston      Groundout: 2B-1B
   O      ---  6   69%  C Gonzalez      Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
   O      ---  5   71%  R Bowen         Strikeout Looking
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 1, Angels 2.

Bottom of the 5th, Angels Batting, Ahead 2-1, Dana Eveland facing 9-1-2
          ---  6   74%  M Napoli        Walk
   O      1--  4   71%  C Figgins       Strikeout Swinging
   O      1--  7   68%  G Matthews      Strikeout Swinging
   O      1--  3   66%  E Aybar         Strikeout Swinging
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Angels 2.

Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 1-2, Joe Saunders facing 9-1-2
          --- 12   60%  D Murphy        Walk
          1--  3   43%  R Davis         Double to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Murphy to 3B
   RR     -23  2   27%  M Ellis         Single to CF (Line Drive); Murphy Scores; Davis Scores; Ellis to 2B/Adv on throw
   O      -2-  2   28%  B Crosby        Groundout: 2B-1B; Ellis to 3B
   O      --3  5   35%  E Brown         Strikeout Swinging
   O      --3  4   40%  J Cust          Strikeout Swinging
                  2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Angels 2.

Bottom of the 6th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-3, Dana Eveland facing 4-5-6
   O      ---  6   36%  V Guerrero      Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
          ---  4   43%  T Hunter        Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
   O      -2-  3   37%  H Kendrick      Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
                  Keith Foulke replaces Dana Eveland pitching
   R      -2-  4   55%  C Kotchman      Double to RF (Ground Ball); Hunter Scores
   RR     -2-  4   82%  J Rivera        Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Kotchman Scores
          ---  5   83%  M Napoli        Walk
   O      1--  3   82%  C Figgins       Flyball: CF
                  3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 3, Angels 5.

Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 3-5, Joe Saunders facing 6-7-8
                  Reggie Willits replaces Juan Rivera playing LF batting 8th
   O      ---  4   85%  W Bankston      Flyball: CF
          ---  2   81%  C Gonzalez      Single to LF (Line Drive)
                  Jose Arredondo replaces Joe Saunders pitching
   R      1--  7   66%  R Bowen         Reached on E6 (throw)/attempted forceout (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Gonzalez Scores/unER; Bowen to 2B
          -2-      60%  D Murphy        Passed Ball; Bowen to 3B
          --3  6   57%  " "             Walk
   O      1-3  1   70%  R Davis         Fielder's Choice 3B; Bowen out at Hm/3B-C-3B; Murphy to 2B
   O      12-  3   79%  M Ellis         Lineout: 2B
                  1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Athletics 4, Angels 5.

Bottom of the 7th, Angels Batting, Ahead 5-4, Santiago Casilla facing 2-3-4
                  Santiago Casilla replaces Keith Foulke pitching
   O      ---  3   77%  G Matthews      Groundout: 2B-1B
   R      ---  6   88%  E Aybar         Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
   O      ---  1   87%  V Guerrero      Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
   O      ---  5   86%  T Hunter        Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)
                  1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Angels 6.

Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 4-6, Scot Shields facing 3-4-5
                  Scot Shields replaces Jose Arredondo pitching
          ---  6   80%  B Crosby        Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
                  Jack Hannahan pinch runs for Bobby Crosby batting 3rd
   O      1--  2   85%  E Brown         Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
          1--      84%  J Cust          Brown Steals 2B
   O      -2-  5   90%  " "             Strikeout Swinging
   O      -2-  3   94%  W Bankston      Flyball: RF
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Angels 6.

Bottom of the 8th, Angels Batting, Ahead 6-4, Chad Gaudin facing 6-7-8
                  Chad Gaudin replaces Santiago Casilla pitching; Jack Hannahan moves to 3B; Donnie Murphy moves to SS
          ---  2   95%  H Kendrick      Single to RF (Line Drive)
          1--      96%  C Kotchman      Passed Ball; Kendrick to 2B
   O      -2-  6   96%  " "             Flyball: RF; Kendrick to 3B
   RO     --3  1   97%  R Willits       Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep CF); Kendrick Scores/unER
   O      ---  6   97%  M Napoli        Strikeout Swinging
                  1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 4, Angels 7.

Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 4-7, Francisco Rodriguez facing 7-8-9
                  Francisco Rodriguez replaces Scot Shields pitching
          ---  4   93%  C Gonzalez      Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
   O      1--  2   96%  R Bowen         Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
                  Daric Barton pinch hits for Donnie Murphy batting 9th
   O      1--  5   99%  D Barton        Strikeout Swinging
                  Kurt Suzuki pinch hits for Rajai Davis batting 1st
          1--      99%  K Suzuki        Defensive Indifference; Gonzalez to 2B
   O      -2-  6  100%  " "             Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
        0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 4, Angels 7.

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