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A's are eliminated
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Angels 4, Athletics 3
Joe Kennedy worked 3 2/3 innings, allowing seven hits and four runs. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
All looked lost early in the season for the A's. But they made a valiant charge that didn't end until Tuesday night, when they were eliminated by the West-winning Angels. The bullpen was outstanding after starter Joe Kennedy gave up four early runs, and Marco Scutaro stroked a ninth-inning homer.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: September 27, 2005
LAA
LA Angels (91-66)
Won 2
LA Angels 4, Oakland 3   OAK
Oakland (85-72)
Lost 3
September 27, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Angels
0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0   4 10 0
Oakland
1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1   3 8 0
Standings through 9/27/05  |  Gameday  |  Angels Stats  |  Athletics Stats
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Figgins, CF-3B4011012.288
Cabrera, SS4000022.255
Anderson, DH4000010.279
Guerrero, RF4010000.316
Molina, B, C4221011.294
Rivera, LF4121010.272
Erstad, 1B4000011.271
Quinlan, 3B2121000.234
a-Finley, PH-CF2000010.221
Kennedy, 2B3020000.303
Totals354104086 

a-Struck out for Quinlan in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Molina, B (17, Kennedy), Rivera (17, Kennedy).
HR: Molina, B (15, 4th inning off Kennedy, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Figgins; Guerrero; Molina, B 6; Rivera 3; Quinlan 2; Kennedy 2.
RBI: Rivera (53), Quinlan (13), Molina, B (68), Figgins (56).
2-out RBI: Quinlan; Figgins.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Figgins; Cabrera 2.
GIDP: Molina, B.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Figgins (57, 2nd base off Duchscherer/Kendall).
CS: Rivera (9, 2nd base by Street/Kendall).

FIELDING
DP: (Santana-Cabrera-Erstad).

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellis, 2B4000012.319
Kendall, C4010000.272
Kotsay, CF4120001.280
Chavez, 3B4011021.269
Crosby, SS2100112.276
Scutaro, SS1111000.241
Johnson, 1B4011010.283
Payton, LF4000011.276
Melhuse, DH3010011.245
a-Kielty, PH-DH1000000.257
Swisher, RF3010020.231
Totals34383198 

a-Flied out for Melhuse in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Kotsay (32, Santana), Chavez (38, Santana), Johnson (21, Santana), Swisher (30, Santana).
HR: Scutaro (9, 9th inning off Rodriguez, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Kendall; Kotsay 3; Chavez 2; Scutaro 4; Johnson 2; Melhuse; Swisher 2.
RBI: Chavez (98), Johnson (55), Scutaro (36).
2-out RBI: Chavez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crosby; Melhuse; Ellis 2.
GIDP: Crosby.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: (Crosby-Ellis-Johnson).

 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Santana (W, 11-8)6.27221704.58
Shields (H, 31)1.10000102.82
Rodriguez (S, 43)1.01110112.62
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kennedy (L, 7-13)3.27440316.18
Duchscherer 2.12000302.26
Harden 2.00000202.57
Street 1.01000001.63

Pitches-strikes: Santana 101-71, Shields 14-11, Rodriguez 10-8, Kennedy 53-38, Duchscherer 31-21, Harden 24-18, Street 7-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Santana 6-7, Shields 3-0, Rodriguez 1-1, Kennedy 2-6, Duchscherer 3-1, Harden 2-2, Street 1-1.
Batters faced: Santana 27, Shields 4, Rodriguez 4, Kennedy 18, Duchscherer 8, Harden 6, Street 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Shields 2-0, Duchscherer 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Angel Hernandez. 1B: Greg Gibson. 2B: Tim McClelland. 3B: Mike Everitt.
Weather: 65 degrees, clear.
Wind: 12 mph, L to R.
T: 2:17.
Att: 18,416.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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