Albert Pujols, Erick Aybar and Mike Trout each homered, Jered Weaver extended his scoreless-innings streak against Oakland to 24 2-3, and the Los Angeles Angels came out of the All-Star break with a 4-1 victory over the Athletics on Friday night.
Brandon Moss and the Oakland Athletics played 6 ½ hours of baseball before walking off with one tiring win.
Josh Reddick hit a three-run homer off Jered Weaver in the first inning, Luke Montz and Yoenis Cespedes each had two-run drives in the second off the Angels’ ace and an Oakland Athletics split squad blew a big lead before rallying for a 13-13 tie with Los Angeles on Saturday.
Ryan Vogelsong pitched two scoreless innings, Pablo Sandoval lumbered home on Jackson Williams’ double, and the Giants opened Cactus League play with a 4-1 victory over a Los Angeles Angels split squad Saturday.
The Oakland Athletics’ only blemishes during their recent run have come at the hands of the Los Angeles Angels, who are making a push for the postseason with a hot stretch of their own.
The season to date, in the AL West, is best summed up by one word: fireworks.
The spirit of giving is spreading to Bay Area Kmart stores as hundreds of “secret Santas” have been helping to pay down customers’ layaway accounts in time for Christmas.
Jerome Williams won his fourth straight decision since joining the Angels last month, and Torii Hunter homered and drove in three runs Saturday night in a 4-2 victory over Oakland that kept Los Angeles’ flickering AL wild card hopes alive.