Final Score in Oakland: Angels 4, A's 2... Bobby Abreu homered in the first inning, Scott Kazmir pitched into the seventh inning and the Angels won their sixth straight game, taking over first place in the American League West in the process.
The win was the 6th straight road win and 9th victory in their past ten games for the once-struggling squad. Erick Aybar returned to the leadoff spot and hit a run scoring triple to deep center right "Amezaga" territory in Oakland's spacious (add name of sucker sponsor) Coliseum. He scored on a Howie Kendrick single up the middle.
After 4 hits yesterday, Erick Aybar was on base twice tonight and stole a base. Announcer Jose "Drive the Ball" Mota credited not Aybar, but Maicer Izturis (currently day-to-day with a tight hamstring) for Aybar's hot hitting. Why? Oh who the heck knows, it was the first thing that popped into Mota's cabeza. Catcher Bobby Wilson scored on Aybar's triple after hitting a two out double off of Oakland SP Ben Sheets in the 5th inning.
Panther of the Game
Bobby Abreu (66 votes)
Erick Aybar (26 votes)
Scott Kazmir (316 votes)
408 total votes