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Angels Take Home Opener over A's

Final Score in Los Angeles of Anaheim: Angels 3, A's 0

Angels All-Star Lefthander Joe Saunders showed no signs of regression on the mound as his opening day start at Angel Stadium Monday night was a dominant performance over the division rival Oakland Athletics.

Put a brick on the stadium entrance pitching mound for Hokie Joe, as Juan Rivera, Vlad Guerrero and Howie Kendrick tossed in two hits each, one of Howie's was a solo HR to the formerly cheap seats. Bobby Abreu got his only hit of the night in his first plate appearance.

The Athletics threatened, but a great slap of leather by Shortstop Erick Aybar on a groundball caught former team mate Orlando Cabrera too far off of 2nd Base. Kendrick applied the tag on the veteran and Aybar could have quoted Darth Vader to Obi Wan: "Cabrera, you were once the master and I the pupil but now I am the master."

Brian Fuentes made his debut wearing a Halo with a 1-2-3 9th inning for the save.