Los Angeles Angels
Bartolo Colon won his 14th game for a share of the major league lead, backed by Jed Lowrie’s homer and two-run single and a two-run drive by Stephen Vogt in the Oakland Athletics’ 6-4 victory against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.
In the fourth, Yoenis Cespedes walked, stole second, advanced to third on a groundout and scored the tying run sliding feet-first into Wilson’s legs blocking the plate after a wild pitch. Cespedes held his right leg in the dugout, grimacing, but stayed in the game.
The Los Angeles Angels’ C.J. Wilson continued his recent mastery on the mound over the weekend, outdueling the Oakland Athletics’ Dan Straily. The visiting Angels will be looking for another dominant display Thursday night as Wilson and Straily square off again in the opener of a four-game set.
The wives of the Oakland A’s players will be participating in a unique fundraiser during the game for the nonprofit charity, Smile Train.
The teams were on the field for 6 hours, 32 minutes in a marathon game that ended at 1:41 a.m. on the West Coast. By time, it was the longest game ever played in Oakland _ and the longest in Angels history.
After a wild 19-inning affair in the series opener, Garrett Richards opposes Jarrod Parker as the AL West rivals – Angels and Athletics – continue their three-game set Tuesday night in Oakland.
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Brett Anderson was scheduled to make his next start on Monday night against the Los Angeles Angels.
Following a lopsided victory, the streaking A’s will try to secure their best start since 1992 and finish off their first three-game sweep of the slumping Angels in nine years Thursday night.
Joe Blanton will try to help the Los Angeles Angels snap out of another early funk when he faces the red-hot Oakland Athletics, one of his former clubs, for the first time Wednesday night.
Los Angeles plays the AL’s final home opener Tuesday night against the AL West champion Oakland Athletics. The A’s have won five straight games after dropping their first two games of the season.