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Joe Saunders Wins Sweet 16, Mike Scioscia Wins 900th

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Final Score in Oakland: Angels 5, Athletics 3

Mike Scioscia managed his 900th regular season victory, pitcher Joe Saunders won the 1st game of the Angels 2009 season and he won the 162nd and final regular season contest Sunday afternoon, but all fans are really wondering is whether or not he can win next Monday on the 23rd anniversary of the "Donnie Moore" Game, against the Halo's postseason nemesis Boston Red Sox.

Perhaps more important than Saunders 2 ER and 6 Hits surrendered in 5 smooth innings was Ervin Santana appearing out of the bullpen to toss 2 innings of 3 hit, no-run ball, striking out 3 in the process. Darren Oliver got his 20th Hold of the seasons and Kevin Jepsen had a sky 9th for his first Save of the year.

Mike Napoli hit his 20th homerun of the season, a solo shot, while Bobby Abreu and Kendry Morales padded their 100+ RBI totals for the season Torii Hunter doubled in his 90th Ribby in a 3-run 5th inning. The Angels finish with 97 wins on the year, their 3rd best total in franchise history. They won 100 games last season and 99 games in their championship 2002 year.