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American League Game Summary - Oakland at LA Angels of Anaheim



(Wednesday, September 25th)

Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 3, Oakland 1

Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Jered Weaver tossed seven strong innings and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim coasted to a 3-1 victory over Oakland in the rubber match of a three-game series.

"Personally, this was a tough one for me," said Weaver, who missed two months with a broken left elbow suffered in the first week of the season. "I've never been off for that long. But I told myself that I'd finish strong and I felt like I did that for the most part."

Josh Hamilton finished with two hits and two RBI for the Angels, who took the final two games in the set and have won five of their last seven overall.

Erick Aybar contributed three hits and scored a run for LA, which completed its home slate at 39-42.

Weaver (11-8) allowed five hits and one run to take the victory, and Ernesto Frieri tossed a scoreless ninth for his 37th save.

Jed Lowrie drove in the lone run and Josh Reddick added a pair of hits for the Athletics, who had won five in a row including Monday's series opener.

"We've been playing well," A's manager Bob Melvin said of his club, which hadn't dropped two in a row since Aug. 21-23. "We faced two pretty good pitchers the past two days and offensively didn't do what we have been doing. It felt like we were a little tired the past two days."

Dan Straily (10-8) lasted 6 2/3 frames and was charged with seven hits and three runs -- one earned -- while striking out five.

The Halos hit the scoreboard in the fourth, when Aybar singled, stole second, moved up on a groundout and scored on Hamilton's grounder to first.

LA picked up two more in the fifth. With runners on the corners and two down, Aybar's base hit made it 2-0, then, after a walk to Kole Calhoun loaded the bases, Hamilton's single to short brought in another run but the inning ended with Calhoun tagged out at third.

The whole scenario could have been avoided if A's first baseman Daric Barton had held onto the ball on Andrew Romine's sacrifice attempt. Chris Iannetta, who opened the frame with a walk, moved to second on the play.

Straily was strong otherwise, but Weaver out-performed his Oakland counterpart.

The visitors' only salvo came in the sixth, when Coco Crisp and Eric Sogard singled to put runners on the corners and a Lowrie fly to left plated Crisp.

Oakland went quietly in the seventh. Dane De La Rosa retired the side in order in the eighth, and Frieri stranded Reddick in the ninth by fanning Alberto Callaspo swinging.

Game Notes

Weaver improved to 8-1 with an sub-1 ERA over his last 11 starts against the A's ... The Angels complete their 2013 schedule with four games at Texas, while the Athletics play in Seattle in anticipation of postseason action as AL West champions ... Oakland won the season series with 11 victories in 19 matchups, including five of nine in Southern California ... Following the game, the both the Angels and Athletics let off some steam by engaging in the yearly "rookie dress up," where first-year players are required to do humorous costumes.

09/25 22:34:52 ET

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3rd
CAR 3
TOR 1
 
2nd
DUKE 38
UCONN 32
 
Half
CHI 52
NYK 45
 
2nd
HOU 37
NOP 39
 
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STTHOMASTX 61
 
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UVA 70
CLST 54
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LIU 69
FIU 58
 
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STET 67
GSOUT 76
 
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QUIN 80
LEH 65
 
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SFLA 69
SHU 89
 
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RICH 65
SALA 54
 
Final
CAN 60
USB 59
 
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DEL 62
TEMPL 82
Final
WCU 56
WRST 69
 
Final
VERM 56
YALE 57
 
1st OT
SDKST 70
IDST 63
 
Final
RIDE 62
MRGST 48
 
Final
LATU 79
NICST 54
 
2nd
CHAR 52
APP 49
 
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MISS 47
CCAR 51
 
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DUKE 38
UCONN 32
 
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BRAD 60
EUREK 31
 
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PEAY 50
OAKC 43
 
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JST 45
SMISS 22
 
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SD 27
MNTST 26
 
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UAB 24
LSU 16
 
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EVAN 20
OHIO 18
 
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PIT 0
COL 0
 
3rd
PHI 1
FLA 1
 
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CAR 3
TOR 1
 
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CLB 3
WAS 3
 
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MON 0
ANA 1
 
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JAC 0
TEN 10