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Jackson’s 1st Grand Slam Lifts Athletics Over Angels

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Conor Jackson of the Oakland A's. (Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Conor Jackson of the Oakland A’s. (Norm Hall/Getty Images)

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OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Conor Jackson hit his first career grand slam to highlight an eight-run first inning and the Oakland Athletics cruised to a 9-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.

Hideki Matsui added a two-run single when the A’s sent 14 batters to the plate and chased Angels starter Joel Pineiro (5-4) after just one-third of an inning. Seven of the runs came before an out was recorded, a first for Oakland in its history at the Coliseum.

All-Star left-hander Gio Gonzalez (9-6) rebounded from his worst outing of the season and allowed four hits over seven innings to win for the third time in four starts.

Alberto Callaspo went 3 for 4 but the Angels, who went into the All-Star break trailing first-place Texas by one game in the AL West, didn’t do much else and dropped four games back.

(Copyright 2011 by CBSSan Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

 

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