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Angels drop series opener to streaking A’s

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A’s keep rolling with their 10th straight win

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Athletics Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

Angels 5 Athletics 8

We’ve all seen this show before. The Angels offense did their part but pitching? Not so much. Trevor Cahill has now given up 16 home runs this year and May isn’t even over. That is 16 home runs in 53.1 innings. Cahill has just NOT been good this year and he hasn’t been helped by the Angels bullpen either. In today’s game, it was Cam Bedrosian who allowed both of his inherited runners to score when he relieved Cahill in the 5th.

Keep in mind that Cahill was slotted to pitch Tuesday but Big Brain Brad used up today’s starter Felix Pena in the game on Sunday which caused Cahill’s start to be moved up one day.

As mentioned, the Angels offense really wasn’t the problem today. They scored 5 runs on 9 hits and were 3 for 11 with runners in scoring position. Granted, the top of the order (La Stella and Trout) went 1 for 9 with 4 Ks but there certainly was enough offense in the rest of the lineup to pull off a victory had pitching now blown up.

The Halos rallied twice, tying the game at the 3 in the 4th and scoring 2 more in the 6th to make it a 5-6 game. The Angels, however, only led briefly in this game with a 1-0 lead going into the bottom of the 3rd. They’d be playing from a tie game or behind the rest of the way.

Albert Pujols, Kole Calhoun, and David Fletcher all notched a pair of hits but their production was all for naught today.

Aside from the pair of runners Bedrosian allowed to score, Luis Garcia served up a homer in the 7th and Taylor Cole who has been struggling as of late gave up another run in the 8th.

A’s win, Angels lose. Where is our pitching Billy???

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