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Nomar Garciaparra's pinch-hit single ties the game in the ninth. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
First-year Athletics Nomar Garciaparra and Matt Holliday both had RBI singles in the three-run ninth inning as the A's made a statement with another impressive offensive outburst and a second straight victory over the Angels at Angel Stadium.
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Series at a glance:
OAK
Oakland (2-1)
Won 2
Oakland 6, LA Angels 4   LAA
LA Angels (1-2)
Lost 2
April 8, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3   6 15 2
LA Angels
0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0   4 9 0
Standings thru 4/8/09  |  Recap: OAK | LAA  |  Gameday  |  Athletics stats  |  Angels stats
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Sweeney, R, RF-CF 5 0 3 2 1 1 2 .429
Cabrera, O, SS 5 0 1 0 0 0 4 .154
Giambi, 1B 4 0 2 0 1 1 2 .417
  1-Crosby, PR-RF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Chavez, Er, 3B 5 0 0 0 0 2 6 .154
Cust, DH 3 1 1 0 2 0 1 .500
Suzuki, K, C 5 2 3 0 0 0 6 .308
Buck, LF-RF 4 0 0 0 0 3 3 .125
  b-Garciaparra, PH-1B 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .300
Ellis, M, 2B 5 1 3 2 0 0 1 .385
Davis, R, CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000
  a-Holliday, PH-LF 2 0 1 1 0 1 2 .333
Totals 42 6 15 6 4 9 30  

a-Struck out for Davis, R in the 8th. b-Singled for Buck in the 9th.
1-Ran for Giambi in the 9th.

BATTING
TB: Sweeney, R 3; Giambi 2; Ellis, M 3; Suzuki, K 3; Cust; Holliday; Cabrera, O; Garciaparra.
RBI: Ellis, M 2 (3), Sweeney, R 2 (2), Garciaparra (1), Holliday (1).
2-out RBI: Sweeney, R 2; Garciaparra; Ellis, M; Holliday.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Suzuki, K 4; Cabrera, O 2; Sweeney, R.
GIDP: Davis, R.
Team RISP: 5-for-17.
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING
SB: Sweeney, R (1, 2nd base off Shields, S/Napoli).

FIELDING
E: Suzuki, K (1, throw), Ellis, M (1, fielding).
DP: (Cabrera, O-Ellis, M-Giambi).

 
LA Angels AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Figgins, 3B 3 1 1 0 2 0 0 .200
Kendrick, H, 2B 5 0 1 0 0 1 4 .231
Abreu, RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .231
Guerrero, DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .250
Hunter, To, CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .231
Morales, K, 1B 4 1 2 0 0 2 0 .364
Rivera, J, LF 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 .333
  1-Matthews, PR-LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Napoli, C 3 0 1 1 1 1 3 .333
Aybar, SS 3 0 0 1 0 2 1 .125
Totals 34 4 9 4 3 9 11  

1-Ran for Rivera, J in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Napoli (1, Eveland).
TB: Figgins; Napoli 2; Kendrick, H; Hunter, To; Morales, K 2; Abreu; Rivera, J 2.
RBI: Rivera, J (1), Napoli (1), Aybar (1), Abreu (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Napoli; Guerrero 2; Abreu.
SF: Aybar; Abreu.
GIDP: Kendrick, H.
Team RISP: 2-for-6.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Figgins (2, 2nd base off Springer/Suzuki, K).

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

 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Eveland 6.0 8 3 3 2 4 0 4.50
Springer 1.0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0.00
Bailey, A (W, 1-0) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Ziegler (S, 2) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.50
 
LA Angels IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Adenhart 6.0 7 0 0 3 5 0 0.00
Arredondo, J (H, 2) 1.0 3 2 2 0 1 0 13.50
Shields, S (H, 2) 1.0 1 1 1 0 2 0 4.50
Fuentes (BS, 1)(L, 0-1) 1.0 4 3 3 1 1 0 13.50

Arredondo, J pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

Game Scores: Eveland 46, Adenhart 60.
WP: Eveland, Adenhart, Shields, S.
Pitches-strikes: Eveland 98-61, Springer 25-15, Bailey, A 14-11, Ziegler 19-13, Adenhart 98-61, Arredondo, J 19-12, Shields, S 22-14, Fuentes 28-19.
Groundouts-flyouts: Eveland 10-2, Springer 0-1, Bailey, A 0-0, Ziegler 2-0, Adenhart 6-6, Arredondo, J 1-1, Shields, S 2-0, Fuentes 0-2.
Batters faced: Eveland 27, Springer 4, Bailey, A 4, Ziegler 4, Adenhart 27, Arredondo, J 6, Shields, S 5, Fuentes 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Shields, S 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Sam Holbrook. 1B: Dan Iassogna. 2B: Charlie Reliford. 3B: Larry Vanover.
Weather: 60 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:13.
Att: 43,283.
Venue: Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
April 8, 2009
April 8, 2009

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