Jeff Mathis Finds Glove and Bat, Angels Win

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Final Score in Anaheim: Angels 4, Oakland Athletics 1
Weather forecast for Hades:
Chilly with snow flurries, excellent chance for snowballs to form and stick.

The worst player in professional baseball as measured by statistics turned in two game saving performances to help the Angels win their second game in a row for the first time in a dozen games and move over the .500 mark. Jeff Mathis had excellent block of the plate with a tag-out to end an A's threat in the bottom of the 7th inning. Mathis caught a bullet from Torii Hunter and swiped out Adam LaRoche on what would have been the go-ahead run and then later with a one-run lead late he bought lots of insurance with a two-run single.

Jered Weaver was denied the win but pitched superbly, striking out 5 and allowing only 1 run in 7 IP. After throwing 111 pitches, though, Scott Downs came out for the 8th inning. He picked up the win as Hunter had a clutch double to score Erick Aybar as the go-ahead run three batters ahead of Mathis setting the stage for a three run cushion to give Jordan Walden a 1-2-3 Save, his 9th of the season.

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