Final in Oakland: Angels 6, A's 3
The Angels took game two of their 3-game series in Oakland Wednesday night, led by the bat of reigning MVP Mike Trout. The Angels scored 6 runs, three of which were delivered by Trout's bat.
Trout homers in the 3rd inning:
With a 3-1 lead in the 6th, Albert Pujols hit a bloop single to center field, but pulled something in his left leg running to first. Pujols left the game to seek treatment on what appears to be a strained left hamstring:
After coughing up their lead with sloppy play by the Halo defense, and timely hits by the Oakland offense, the Angels regained the lead in the 7th. Using 3 hits and two walks to score three runs in the inning, to take a 6-3 lead, the first run of the inning coming on a Johnny Giavotella single up the middle (note A's reliever Ryan Cook's reaction):
Giovatella shows some excitement with regaining the lead:
Mike Trout rips a bases loaded double to left, giving the Angels the 6-3 lead:
Matt Shoemaker went 5.2 innings, allowing 3 runs on 6 hits. Shoemaker walked one, while striking out three. Fernando Salas gets the win in relief, improving his record to 1-1. Huston Street pitched a perfect ninth to earn his 8th save of the season.
The Angels and Oakland will conclude their 3-game series Thursday afternoon when Garrett Richards faces Jesse Chavez at 12:35.