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Angels 5, Athletics 3
Gary Matthews Jr. connects on a two-run double in the fourth inning. (Ben Margot/AP)
The two top hitters in the Angels' lineup, Chone Figgins and Gary Matthews Jr., benefitted from having the No. 9 hitter, Erick Aybar on base, as the trio went 7-for-12, scoring three runs and driving in five. Shane Loux allowed a lone run.
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Series at a glance:
LAA
LA Angels (12-13)
Won 3
LA Angels 5, Oakland 3   OAK
Oakland (9-15)
Lost 3
May 5, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Angels
0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0   5 9 0
Oakland
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2   3 6 2
Standings thru 5/5/09  |  Recap: LAA | OAK  |  Gameday  |  Angels stats  |  Athletics stats
LA Angels AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Figgins, 3B 4 1 3 2 0 1 0 .269
Matthews, RF 5 0 2 3 0 2 1 .288
Abreu, DH 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 .344
Hunter, To, CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .323
Napoli, C 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .339
Kendrick, H, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 .242
Morales, K, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .267
Rivera, J, LF 4 2 1 0 0 1 1 .286
Aybar, SS 3 2 2 0 0 0 1 .295
Totals 36 5 9 5 1 11 15  

BATTING
2B: Matthews (3, Braden), Rivera, J (4, Braden).
TB: Figgins 3; Aybar 2; Hunter, To; Rivera, J 2; Matthews 3.
RBI: Figgins 2 (5), Matthews 3 (12).
2-out RBI: Figgins; Matthews 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Napoli; Abreu 2; Aybar.
SAC: Aybar.
SF: Figgins.
Team RISP: 3-for-7.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kendrick, H (4, 2nd base off Cameron, K/Suzuki, K).
CS: Hunter, To (1, 2nd base by Cameron, K/Suzuki, K).

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Aybar-Kendrick, H-Morales, K 2, Napoli-Aybar).

 
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Sweeney, R, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .260
Cabrera, O, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .248
Giambi, 1B 3 1 0 0 1 2 1 .210
Holliday, LF 3 2 1 2 0 1 0 .227
Cust, DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .277
Suzuki, K, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .315
Buck, RF 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 .191
Crosby, 3B 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 .234
Petit, G, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .278
Totals 30 3 6 3 2 4 9  

BATTING
2B: Buck (1, Loux, S), Cust (4, Loux, S).
HR: Holliday (3, 9th inning off Shields, S, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Cust 3; Crosby; Holliday 4; Cabrera, O; Buck 2.
RBI: Buck (5), Holliday 2 (17).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Buck.
GIDP: Petit, G 2.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
CS: Cabrera, O (3, 2nd base by Loux, S/Napoli).

FIELDING
E: Crosby (3, fielding), Petit, G (1, throw).
DP: (Suzuki, K-Petit, G).

 
LA Angels IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Loux, S (W, 2-2) 7.0 5 1 1 1 3 0 4.30
Oliver, D 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.08
Shields, S 0.1 1 2 2 1 0 1 9.31
Fuentes (S, 7) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.52
 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Braden (L, 3-3) 6.0 8 5 3 1 6 0 2.50
Cameron, K 2.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 2.25
Ziegler 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.59

HBP: Holliday (by Loux, S).
Pitches-strikes: Loux, S 99-58, Oliver, D 10-7, Shields, S 13-6, Fuentes 6-5, Braden 103-74, Cameron, K 27-16, Ziegler 14-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Loux, S 10-3, Oliver, D 1-1, Shields, S 0-1, Fuentes 2-0, Braden 6-7, Cameron, K 3-0, Ziegler 1-0.
Batters faced: Loux, S 25, Oliver, D 3, Shields, S 3, Fuentes 2, Braden 29, Cameron, K 7, Ziegler 3.
Umpires: HP: Dan Iassogna. 1B: Charlie Reliford. 2B: Larry Vanover. 3B: Sam Holbrook.
Weather: 63 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 14 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:39.
Att: 13,298.
Venue: Oakland Coliseum.
May 5, 2009
May 5, 2009

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