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A's drop lefty battle
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Angels 3, Athletics 0
Dallas Braden struck out three and walked only one on Monday night. (Mark Avery/AP)
Southpaws Dallas Braden and Joe Saunders went toe-to-toe in Anaheim on Opening Day, but the Angels' lefty was a little bit better, holding the A's to three hits as Oakland fell to the defending American League West champions.
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Series at a glance:
OAK
Oakland (0-1)
Lost 1
LA Angels 3, Oakland 0   LAA
LA Angels (1-0)
Won 1
April 6, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 3 0
LA Angels
0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 X   3 9 1
Standings thru 4/6/09  |  Recap: OAK | LAA  |  Gameday  |  Athletics stats  |  Angels stats
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Sweeney, R, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000
Cabrera, O, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250
Giambi, DH 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
Holliday, LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .250
Garciaparra, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000
Chavez, Er, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .333
Suzuki, K, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Cust, RF 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 .000
Ellis, M, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Totals 29 0 3 0 2 3 14  

BATTING
2B: Cabrera, O (1, Saunders, J).
TB: Chavez, Er; Holliday; Cabrera, O 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera, O; Sweeney, R.
GIDP: Suzuki, K.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Ellis, M (1, 3rd base by Saunders, J/Mathis).

 
LA Angels AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Figgins, 3B 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 .000
Kendrick, H, 2B 4 1 2 2 0 1 0 .500
Abreu, RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .250
Guerrero, DH 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 .500
Hunter, To, CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .250
Morales, K, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000
Rivera, J, LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .500
Mathis, C 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 .333
Aybar, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000
Totals 33 3 9 3 1 6 13  

BATTING
2B: Rivera, J (1, Braden).
HR: Kendrick, H (1, 5th inning off Braden, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Mathis; Kendrick, H 5; Guerrero 2; Hunter, To; Abreu; Rivera, J 3.
RBI: Kendrick, H 2 (2), Guerrero (1).
2-out RBI: Guerrero.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hunter, To; Morales, K; Figgins.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Kendrick, H (1, fielding).
DP: (Aybar-Kendrick, H-Morales, K).

 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Braden (L, 0-1) 6.0 9 3 3 1 3 1 4.50
Wuertz 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Bailey, A 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
 
LA Angels IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Saunders, J (W, 1-0) 6.2 3 0 0 2 2 0 0.00
Arredondo, J (H, 1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Shields, S (H, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Fuentes (S, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00

Game Scores: Braden 44, Saunders, J 68.
HBP: Giambi (by Saunders, J).
Pitches-strikes: Braden 97-66, Wuertz 12-8, Bailey, A 12-8, Saunders, J 93-56, Arredondo, J 6-3, Shields, S 11-7, Fuentes 13-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Braden 5-7, Wuertz 0-0, Bailey, A 0-2, Saunders, J 8-5, Arredondo, J 0-0, Shields, S 0-1, Fuentes 1-2.
Batters faced: Braden 28, Wuertz 3, Bailey, A 3, Saunders, J 25, Arredondo, J 1, Shields, S 3, Fuentes 3.
Umpires: HP: Charlie Reliford. 1B: Larry Vanover. 2B: Sam Holbrook. 3B: Dan Iassogna.
Weather: 75 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:29.
Att: 43,220.
Venue: Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
April 6, 2009
April 6, 2009

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