Well, you can’t win ‘em all. Look, the Angels were going to lose at some point. They ran into a buzzsaw named Jarrod Parker who threw seven innings of one run ball, as the A’s took game one of the important four game set 3-1. The Athletics tried to help the Angels out by committing three errors, however, while the Angels took advantage of one, they couldn’t with all three.
The Angels were behind the eight ball early as Coco Crisp led of the game with a triple and Seth Smith drove him in with a groundout. The Angels tied the game Trout style in the fourth. Mike Trout drew a two out walk, stole second and went to third on a throwing error by catcher George Kottaras. Torii Hunter then doubled him home and went to third on Smith’s error but that’s all they could muster for the game.
Brandon Moss broke the tie in the fifth with his 17th homer of the year. Cliff Pennington added to Oakland’s lead in the sixth with a solo shot of his own, his fifth of the year.
Jerome Williams will make his first start for the Angels since late July as he will take on Dan Straily at 7:05PT/10:05ET