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OAK  6
@LAA  5

BAL 11
CHW  3

CLE  9
@DET  7

TEX  3
@KCR  2

BOS 11
@NYY  3

MIN  6
@SEA  5

TBR  1
TOR  0

FLA  4
@ATL  1

HOU  4
CIN  1

NYM  6
@PHI  3

CHC  2
@PIT  0

SDP  5
ARI  4

SFG  4
COL  1

STL  5
MIL  3

WSN  5
LAD  4

Standings at end of play this day

Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Attendance: 38,587

Wednesday, August 27, 2008, 10:05pm
Time of Game: 3:33
Athletics
6
61-72
Won 1
3rd, 19½ GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       1  5  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    6 14  1
Angels          0  0  0   4  1  0   0  0  0    5  9  0
W: H Street (4-5), L: J Saunders (14-7), S: B Ziegler (6)
Angels
5
80-52
Lost 1
1st

BATTING

Oakland Athletics            AB   R   H RBI   BB  SO    BA   OPS  Pit   PO   A  Details
R Davis CF                    5   2   4   0    0   0  .250  .608   19    3   0   2·SB
B Crosby SS                   4   1   1   2    1   0  .247  .672   28    1   3   2B
E Brown RF-LF                 5   1   2   3    0   1  .249  .695   17    1   0   HR
F Thomas DH                   3   0   3   0    1   0  .235  .719   22    0   0   
  M Ellis PR-DH               0   0   0   0    0   0  .234  .695         0   0   
  J Hannahan PH-DH            1   0   0   0    0   1  .223  .652    4    0   0   
K Suzuki C                    4   0   0   0    1   1  .283  .728   15    9   1   GDP
J Cust LF                     3   0   0   0    1   2  .228  .809   16    2   0   GDP
  C Gonzalez RF               0   0   0   0    0   0  .240  .635         0   0   
D Barton 1B                   4   1   2   0    0   0  .216  .632   11    5   2   SB
C Pennington 3B               4   0   0   0    0   1  .154  .445   19    0   1   
E Patterson 2B                4   1   2   1    0   1  .221  .611   13    5   2   SB

G Gonzalez P                                                             0   0
  A Embree P                                                             0   0
  S Casilla P                                                            1   0
  J Blevins P                                                            0   0
  H Street P                                                             0   0
  B Ziegler P                                                            0   0
Totals                       37   6  14   6    4   7              164   27   9
BATTING
2B: B Crosby (34, off J Saunders).
HR: E Brown (13, off J Saunders; 2nd inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep LF-CF).
TB: E Brown 5; R Davis 4; F Thomas 3; E Patterson 2; D Barton 2; B Crosby 2.
GIDP: J Cust (6); K Suzuki (18).
RBI: E Brown 3 (58); B Crosby 2 (55); E Patterson (11).
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 5 for 11.
FIELDING
DP: 1. E Patterson-B Crosby-D Barton.
E: B Crosby (15).
BASERUNNING
SB: E Patterson (8, 2nd base off D Oliver/M Napoli); D Barton (1, 2nd base off J Saunders/M Napoli); R Davis 2 (23, 2nd base off J Arredondo/M Napoli, 2nd base off J Saunders/M Napoli).
Los Angeles Angels           AB   R   H RBI   BB  SO    BA   OPS  Pit   PO   A  Details
G Matthews LF                 4   0   0   0    1   1  .228  .643   20    1   0   
H Kendrick 2B                 3   0   0   1    0   1  .308  .762   11    2   2   
  S Rodriguez PR-2B-SS        2   0   0   0    0   1  .160  .472   11    1   1   SB
M Teixeira 1B                 4   0   3   1    1   0  .303  .945   18    8   1   2B
V Guerrero RF                 5   0   2   0    0   0  .289  .853   15    1   1   2B
T Hunter CF                   4   0   0   0    1   3  .274  .805   22    2   0   
G Anderson DH                 5   1   1   0    0   0  .283  .745   22    0   0   3B
M Napoli C                    1   2   0   0    3   1  .222  .840   19    7   0   
  R Willits PH                0   0   0   0    0   0  .185  .572    3    0   0   SH
R Quinlan 3B                  2   1   1   0    2   1  .271  .653   17    0   1   HBP
E Aybar SS                    4   1   2   3    0   2  .277  .700   13    4   4   
  J Rivera 2B                 1   0   0   0    0   0  .236  .682    5    0   0   GDP

J Saunders P                                                             0   0
  S Loux P                                                               1   1
  D Oliver P                                                             0   1
  J Arredondo P                                                          0   0
  J Speier P                                                             0   0
Totals                       35   5   9   5    8  10              176   27  12
BATTING
2B: M Teixeira (31, off G Gonzalez); V Guerrero (23, off B Ziegler).
3B: G Anderson (3, off G Gonzalez).
SH: R Willits (5, off B Ziegler).
HBP: R Quinlan (1, by G Gonzalez).
TB: M Teixeira 4; V Guerrero 3; G Anderson 3; E Aybar 2; R Quinlan.
GIDP: J Rivera (8).
RBI: E Aybar 3 (36); M Teixeira (100); H Kendrick (37).
Team LOB: 13.
With RISP: 3 for 16.
FIELDING
DP: 3. E Aybar-H Kendrick-M Teixeira; S Loux-M Teixeira; S Rodriguez-E Aybar-M Teixeira.
BASERUNNING
SB: S Rodriguez (2, 3rd base off A Embree/K Suzuki).

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
G Gonzalez                     3     3   4   4    5   4   0   7.25   18   81-42   17· 5·20    3· 3· 2· 0     36    -     0.84  -0.08
A Embree                       1.1   1   1   1    2   1   0   4.83    7   21-11    6· 2· 3    2· 2· 0· 0          2-2    1.94  -0.02
S Casilla, H (7)               0.2   2   0   0    0   1   0   3.38    4   12-7     3· 3· 1    1· 0· 2· 0          1-1    2.56  -0.05
J Blevins, H (3)               0.2   2   0   0    0   1   0   3.16    4   17-11    5· 3· 3    0· 1· 2· 0          0-0    2.57   0.01
H Street, W (4-5)              1.2   0   0   0    0   3   0   4.21    5   21-16    8· 6· 2    0· 2· 0· 0          2-0    1.94   0.25
B Ziegler, S (6)               1.2   1   0   0    1   0   0   0.39    7   23-14   10· 1· 3    5· 0· 1· 0          0-0    3.97   0.28
Totals                         9     9   5   5    8  10   0          45  175-101  49·20·32   11· 8· 7· 0          5-3 
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, L (14-7)           1.1   8   6   6    1   1   1   3.67   12   49-29   22· 1· 6    5· 4· 1· 0     14    -     1.04  -0.37
S Loux                         3     3   0   0    1   1   0   2.31   11   41-22   14· 1· 7    4· 0· 5· 0          0-0    0.36   0.03
D Oliver                       1.2   2   0   0    2   0   0   2.73    8   32-19   12· 1· 6    4· 2· 0· 0          1-0    1.31   0.06
J Arredondo                    2     1   0   0    0   3   0   1.18    7   20-13    6· 5· 2    1· 3· 0· 0          1-0    1.06   0.15
J Speier                       1     0   0   0    0   2   0   5.07    3   13-8     4· 2· 2    0· 1· 0· 0          0-0    0.57   0.04
Totals                         9    14   6   6    4   7   1          41  155-91   58·10·23   14·10· 6· 0          2-0 
G Gonzalez faced 4 batters in the 4th inning.
D Oliver faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: None.
IBB: None.
HBP: G Gonzalez (1; R Quinlan).

OTHER

Umpires: HP - Paul Schrieber, 1B - Kerwin Danley, 2B - Wally Bell, 3B - Laz Diaz.
Time of Game: 3:33.
Attendance: 38,587.
Weather: 76° F, Wind 7mph out to Centerfield, Night, No Precipitation.

LINEUPS

   Oakland Athletics             Los Angeles Angels                   
1. R Davis              CF    1. G Matthews           LF 
2. B Crosby             SS    2. H Kendrick           2B 
3. E Brown              RF    3. M Teixeira           1B 
4. F Thomas             DH    4. V Guerrero           RF 
5. K Suzuki             C     5. T Hunter             CF 
6. J Cust               LF    6. G Anderson           DH 
7. D Barton             1B    7. M Napoli             C  
8. C Pennington         3B    8. R Quinlan            3B 
9. E Patterson          2B    9. E Aybar              SS 

   G Gonzalez           P        J Saunders           P  

TOP 5 PLAYS (wpa explanation)

   Inn Out Score RoB  Pt wWPA  wWE  Batter          Pitcher         Play Detail
  +---+---+-----+---+---+----+----++---------------+---------------+--------------------------------------------------------------+
   b 9   1  6-5  12-  5   34% 100% J Rivera        B Ziegler       Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
   b 9   0  6-5  ---  7  -13%  66% G Anderson      B Ziegler       Reached on E6 (throw) (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Anderson to 1B
   b 5   1  6-4  12-  2  -13%  53% E Aybar         S Casilla       Single to LF (Line Drive); Napoli Scores; Quinlan to 2B
   t 2   1  0-2  12-  6   13%  85% B Crosby        J Saunders      Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Patterson Scores; Davis Scores
   b 8   2  6-5  -2-  1   10%  83% T Hunter        B Ziegler       Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)

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
  +------+---+---+----++---------------+--------------------------------------------------------------+
          ---  2   53%  R Davis         Single to P (Ground Ball)
          1--      56%  B Crosby        Davis Steals 2B
   O      -2-  5   52%  " "             Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
   RO     -2-  2   56%  E Brown         Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF Line); Davis Scores; Brown out at 2B/RF-SS
          ---  7   57%  F Thomas        Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
          1--  4   59%  K Suzuki        Walk; Thomas to 2B
   O      12-  3   55%  J Cust          Strikeout Looking
                  1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 1, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 1st, Angels Batting, Behind 0-1, Gio Gonzalez facing 1-2-3
   O      ---  4   58%  G Matthews      Strikeout Swinging
   O      ---  4   59%  H Kendrick      Strikeout Swinging
          ---  4   57%  M Teixeira      Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
   O      -2-  4   60%  V Guerrero      Flyball: LF
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 1, Angels 0.

Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 1-0, Joe Saunders facing 7-8-9
          ---  3   64%  D Barton        Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
   O      1--  6   60%  C Pennington    Flyball: CF
          1--      62%  E Patterson     Barton Steals 2B
   R      -2-  3   70%  " "             Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Barton Scores
          1--  4   73%  R Davis         Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF); Patterson to 2B
   RR     12-  6   85%  B Crosby        Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Patterson Scores; Davis Scores
   RR     -2-  4   92%  E Brown         Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Crosby Scores
                  Shane Loux replaces Joe Saunders pitching
          ---  3   93%  F Thomas        Single to CF (Line Drive)
   OO     1--  2   92%  K Suzuki        Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak 3B)
                  5 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 6, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 2nd, Angels Batting, Behind 0-6, Gio Gonzalez facing 5-6-7
          ---  6   90%  T Hunter        Walk
   O      1--  2   91%  G Anderson      Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
          1--  5   89%  M Napoli        Walk; Hunter to 2B
          12-  6   86%  R Quinlan       Walk; Hunter to 3B; Napoli to 2B
   O      123  6   90%  E Aybar         Strikeout Looking
   O      123  4   94%  G Matthews      Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Athletics 6, Angels 0.

Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-0, Shane Loux facing 6-7-8
          ---  6   95%  J Cust          Walk
          1--  4   96%  D Barton        Single to CF (Line Drive); Cust to 2B
   O      12-  6   95%  C Pennington    Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (2B-1B); Cust to 3B; Pennington to 1B
   OO     1-3  3   93%  E Patterson     Line Drive Double Play: P (Weak SS-2B); Pennington out at 1B/P-1B
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 6, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 3rd, Angels Batting, Behind 0-6, Gio Gonzalez facing 2-3-4
   O      ---  4   94%  H Kendrick      Groundout: 2B-1B
          ---  5   93%  M Teixeira      Walk
   O      1--  6   94%  V Guerrero      Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
   O      1--  5   95%  T Hunter        Strikeout Looking
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 6, Angels 0.

Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-0, Shane Loux facing 1-2-3
   O      ---  2   95%  R Davis         Groundout: 2B-1B
   O      ---  5   94%  B Crosby        Lineout: 2B
   O      ---  5   94%  E Brown         Strikeout Swinging
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 6, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 4th, Angels Batting, Behind 0-6, Gio Gonzalez facing 6-7-8
          ---  6   91%  G Anderson      Triple to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
          --3  6   88%  M Napoli        Walk
          1-3  2   84%  R Quinlan       Hit By Pitch; Napoli to 2B
   RR     123  2   77%  E Aybar         Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Anderson Scores; Napoli Scores; Quinlan to 2B
                  Alan Embree replaces Gio Gonzalez pitching
          12-  4   69%  G Matthews      Walk; Quinlan to 3B; Aybar to 2B
   RO     123  3   71%  H Kendrick      Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Deep SS-2B); Quinlan Scores; Aybar to 3B; Kendrick to 1B
   R      1-3  2   64%  M Teixeira      Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Aybar Scores; Kendrick to 2B
                  Sean Rodriguez pinch runs for Howie Kendrick batting 2nd
   O      12-  2   70%  V Guerrero      Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
          12-      69%  T Hunter        Rodriguez Steals 3B
   O      1-3  5   75%  " "             Strikeout Swinging
                  4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 6, Angels 4.

Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-4, Shane Loux facing 4-5-6
                  Sean Rodriguez moves to 2B
          ---  2   78%  F Thomas        Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
   O      1--  3   75%  K Suzuki        Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Suzuki to 1B
                  Darren Oliver replaces Shane Loux pitching
   OO     1--  2   71%  J Cust          Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 6, Angels 4.

Bottom of the 5th, Angels Batting, Behind 4-6, Alan Embree facing 6-7-8
   O      ---  1   74%  G Anderson      Popfly: 2B (Short CF)
          ---  4   71%  M Napoli        Walk
                  Santiago Casilla replaces Alan Embree pitching
          1--  1   65%  R Quinlan       Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF); Napoli to 2B
   R      12-  2   53%  E Aybar         Single to LF (Line Drive); Napoli Scores; Quinlan to 2B
   O      12-  4   57%  G Matthews      Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B); Quinlan to 3B; Aybar to 2B
   O      -23  5   66%  S Rodriguez     Strikeout Swinging
                  1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 6, Angels 5.

Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-5, Darren Oliver facing 7-8-9
   O      ---  1   63%  D Barton        Popfly: 1B
   O      ---  3   62%  C Pennington    Groundout: P-SS-1B (Weak SS)
          ---  2   63%  E Patterson     Single to 2B (Bunt)
          1--      64%  R Davis         Patterson Steals 2B
          -2-  7   66%  " "             Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B); Patterson to 3B
          1-3  5   68%  B Crosby        Walk; Davis to 2B
   O      123  2   60%  E Brown         Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
                  0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Athletics 6, Angels 5.

Bottom of the 6th, Angels Batting, Behind 5-6, Jerry Blevins facing 3-4-5
                  Jerry Blevins replaces Santiago Casilla pitching
          ---  5   54%  M Teixeira      Single to CF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
          1--  2   45%  V Guerrero      Single to CF (Line Drive); Teixeira to 2B
   O      12-  4   54%  T Hunter        Strikeout Swinging
   O      12-  6   62%  G Anderson      Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
                  Huston Street replaces Jerry Blevins pitching
   O      12-  4   69%  M Napoli        Strikeout Swinging
                  0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 6, Angels 5.

Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-5, Darren Oliver facing 4-5-6
          --- 10   73%  F Thomas        Walk
                  Jose Arredondo replaces Darren Oliver pitching; Mark Ellis pinch runs for Frank Thomas batting 4th
   O      1--  1   69%  K Suzuki        Foul Flyball: LF (LF Foul)
   O      1--  5   66%  J Cust          Strikeout Swinging
   O      1--  3   63%  D Barton        Flyball: CF
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 6, Angels 5.

Bottom of the 7th, Angels Batting, Behind 5-6, Huston Street facing 8-9-1
                  Emil Brown moves to LF; Carlos Gonzalez replaces Jack Cust playing RF batting 6th
   O      ---  4   68%  R Quinlan       Strikeout Swinging
   O      ---  3   72%  E Aybar         Strikeout Swinging
   O      ---  4   74%  G Matthews      Foul Flyball: LF (LF Foul)
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 6, Angels 5.

Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-5, Jose Arredondo facing 8-9-1
   O      ---  4   72%  C Pennington    Strikeout Swinging
   O      ---  4   70%  E Patterson     Strikeout Swinging
          ---  1   72%  R Davis         Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
          1--      73%  B Crosby        Davis Steals 2B
   O      -2-  2   69%  " "             Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 6, Angels 5.

Bottom of the 8th, Angels Batting, Behind 5-6, Huston Street facing 2-3-4
   O      ---  6   75%  S Rodriguez     Foul Popfly: 2B (1B Foul)
                  Brad Ziegler replaces Huston Street pitching
   O      ---  2   80%  M Teixeira      Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
          ---  1   73%  V Guerrero      Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
   O      -2-  1   83%  T Hunter        Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 6, Angels 5.

Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 6-5, Justin Speier facing 3-4-5
                  Justin Speier replaces Jose Arredondo pitching; Juan Rivera replaces Erick Aybar playing 2B batting 9th; Sean Rodriguez moves to SS
   O      ---  4   82%  E Brown         Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
                  Jack Hannahan replaces Mark Ellis playing DH batting 4th
   O      ---  4   80%  J Hannahan      Strikeout Swinging
   O      ---  5   79%  K Suzuki        Strikeout Swinging
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 6, Angels 5.

Bottom of the 9th, Angels Batting, Behind 5-6, Brad Ziegler facing 6-7-8
          ---  7   66%  G Anderson      Reached on E6 (throw) (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Anderson to 1B
                  Reggie Willits pinch hits for Mike Napoli batting 7th
   O      1--  3   71%  R Willits       Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B (Weak 2B-1B); Anderson to 2B
          -2-  4   66%  R Quinlan       Walk
   OO     12-  5  100%  J Rivera        Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
        0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Athletics 6, Angels 5.

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