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Angels 5, Athletics 2
Joe Saunders struck out seven and walked one for his fourth win. (Ben Margot/AP)
Cleanup hitter Torii Hunter went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and Mike Napoli, who has now reached base in 13 of his last 14 plate appearances, went 4-for-4 and knocked in two from the No. 5 spot to pave the way for Angels southpaw Joe Saunders to pick up his third straight win with a solid 6 2/3 innings in Oakland.
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Series at a glance:
  • Mon. 05/04: LAA 5, OAK 2
  • Tue. 05/05: @ OAK, 7:05 PM PT
LAA
LA Angels (11-13)
Won 2
LA Angels 5, Oakland 2   OAK
Oakland (9-14)
Lost 2
May 4, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Angels
0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0   5 12 0
Oakland
0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0   2 6 0
Standings thru 5/4/09  |  Recap: LAA | OAK  |  Gameday  |  Angels stats  |  Athletics stats
LA Angels AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Figgins, 3B 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 .247
Izturis, M, SS 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 .271
Abreu, RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 .363
Hunter, To, CF 4 1 2 3 0 0 2 .322
Napoli, DH 4 0 4 2 0 0 0 .364
Kendrick, H, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .253
Morales, K, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .279
Rivera, J, LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .288
Mathis, C 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .235
Totals 36 5 12 5 1 3 12  

BATTING
2B: Napoli 2 (5, Anderson, B, Anderson, B), Morales, K (8, Gallagher, S).
TB: Figgins 3; Napoli 6; Hunter, To 2; Morales, K 2; Abreu 2.
RBI: Hunter, To 3 (21), Napoli 2 (11).
2-out RBI: Hunter, To; Napoli.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rivera, J 2; Kendrick, H; Hunter, To.
SAC: Izturis, M.
GIDP: Kendrick, H.
Team RISP: 4-for-13.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Figgins (10, 2nd base off Anderson, B/Suzuki, K).
CS: Napoli (3, 2nd base by Gallagher, S/Suzuki, K).

 
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Suzuki, K, C 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 .329
Cabrera, O, SS 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 .247
Giambi, 1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .218
Holliday, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .223
Cust, DH 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 .266
Crosby, 3B 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 .222
Buck, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .182
Petit, G, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .333
Davis, R, CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .200
Totals 33 2 6 1 1 11 14  

BATTING
2B: Crosby (1, Saunders, J).
HR: Suzuki, K (2, 7th inning off Saunders, J, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Giambi; Suzuki, K 4; Crosby 3; Cabrera, O 2.
RBI: Suzuki, K (11).
2-out RBI: Suzuki, K.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cust; Davis, R; Buck 2.
Team RISP: 0-for-8.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Cabrera, O-Petit, G-Giambi).

 
LA Angels IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Saunders, J (W, 4-1) 6.2 6 2 2 1 7 1 3.29
Arredondo, J (H, 8) 1.1 0 0 0 0 3 0 5.68
Fuentes (S, 6) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7.00
 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Anderson, B (L, 0-3) 4.2 9 5 5 1 0 0 5.79
Gallagher, S 3.2 3 0 0 0 3 0 3.86
Blevins 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 27.00

Balk: Saunders, J.
HBP: Giambi (by Saunders, J).
Pitches-strikes: Saunders, J 110-70, Arredondo, J 14-12, Fuentes 14-9, Anderson, B 72-46, Gallagher, S 61-37, Blevins 7-4.
Groundouts-flyouts: Saunders, J 6-4, Arredondo, J 1-0, Fuentes 0-1, Anderson, B 10-2, Gallagher, S 4-3, Blevins 0-2.
Batters faced: Saunders, J 28, Arredondo, J 4, Fuentes 3, Anderson, B 23, Gallagher, S 13, Blevins 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Gallagher, S 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Sam Holbrook. 1B: Dan Iassogna. 2B: Charlie Reliford. 3B: Shawn Rakos.
Weather: 62 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 16 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:35.
Att: 10,397.
Venue: Oakland Coliseum.
May 4, 2009
May 4, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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