Final in Oakland: Angels 2, A's 6
On a day when several of us could have used a "do over", Angels' starting pitcher Jared Weaver would have liked to have used his in the first inning of Tuesday's game in Oakland. After being staked to a 2-0 lead, the former Angels' ace coughed up 5 runs in the bottom half of the first when Oakland sent 10 batters to the plate. Weaver, soft-tossing his 83 mph fastball over the plate, allowed 5 of the ten hitters to score, the biggest damage coming on a Brett Lawrie 3-run home run to left field.
The Angels opened the game with a Kole Calhoun base on balls. After Mike Trout pop out, Albert Pujols managed a seeing-eye single through the left side of the infield. The surprisingly hot hitting David Freese drove in his team leading 14th and 15th RBI with a singled to center, scoring Calhoun and Pujols, but was thrown out taking second. Although the Halos would get 3 hits in the second inning, they would go scoreless the remainder of the game as Sonny Grey settled down, at one point retiring 12 Halos in-a-row.