MLB

more stats

3
Final123456789RHE
LA Angels0003000003110
Oakland00010064X1191
Preview | Matchup | Lineup | Log | Wrap | Box
W:F.Rodriguez(1-0) L:T.Skaggs(4-3)
HR: ANA- C.Cowgill (3) OAK- Y.Cespedes (10), K.Blanks (2)
11


American League Game Summary - LA Angels of Anaheim at Oakland



(Saturday, May 31st)

Final Score: Oakland 11, LA Angels of Anaheim 3

Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run homer and a two-run triple, finishing a single shy of the cycle, and the Athletics rallied with two big innings to beat the Angels 11-3 on Saturday.

Cespedes' triple came during a six-run seventh inning that was sparked by Kyle Blanks' leadoff homer and gave the A's a 7-3 lead. His homer came in the eighth inning with the game all but in hand.

Earlier, Cespedes threw a runner out at home plate. His all-around performance helped give the A's their fourth win in six games, including the first two of this three-game series.

Left-hander Tommy Milone, unbeaten now in five straight starts, pitched six innings but Fernando Rodriguez (1-0) got the win with a scoreless seventh.

"Today was one of those mediocre ones," Milone said. "It's nice to come away with a quality start and keep the team in the game."

Angels lefty Tyler Skaggs (4-3) took the loss, charged with four runs on five hits and five walks in six-plus innings. He struck out seven.

Collin Cowgill hit a three-run homer for the Angels, who fell to 2-4 on a 10- game road trip. Mike Trout, riding an 11-game hitting streak, was scratched from the game because of a stiff upper back.

"They played us tough this year," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "They're a good team over there, but we're going to have a chance to match up with them and get it done."

Blanks homered on the first pitch in the seventh inning to spark Oakland's six-run outburst and pinch-hitter Coco Crisp and Nick Punto followed with consecutive singles to chase Skaggs from the game.

After the runners moved up on Craig Gentry's sacrifice bunt, Joe Smith intentionally walked Jed Lowrie to load the bases. One run came home on Josh Donaldson's ground out and two scored on Cespedes' opposite-field triple over Kole Calhoun's head in right, giving the A's a 5-3 lead.

Derek Norris drew a walk after that and Alberto Callaspo followed with a two- run double to make it 7-3.

Gentry hit an RBI single off Michael Kohn in the eighth, extending Oakland's lead to five runs.

The Angels had five hits in the first two innings but didn't score. In the second inning, Cespedes gunned down Chris Iannetta at home plate with a strong throw from left field as Iannetta tried to score from second base on Cowgill's single.

"It was a huge momentum shift for us to still be in the game," said A's manager Bob Melvin. "It felt like we should have been down five or six to nothing."

Anaheim finally broke through on Cowgill's three-run blast off Milone in the fourth inning, his third homer of the season.

The A's cut their deficit to 3-1 on Norris' sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fourth. Donaldson scored on the play after drawing a one-out walk and moving to third base on Cespedes' double -- Oakland's first hit off Skaggs.

Game Notes

Blanks hit his second home run of the season ... Milone gave up three runs on nine hits and a walk with three strikeouts. He is 3-0 in his last five starts after going 0-3 over his first five outings this season ... Earlier Saturday, the Angels selected the contract of right-hander Jarrett Grube from Triple-A Salt Lake and designated lefty Wade LeBlanc for assignment.

06/01 02:43:15 ET

  • Football Friday with Tom Suiter

    Tonight at 11:35 on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: Virginia Tech at Wake Forest

    Tomorrow at 12:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • SEC: Ole Miss at Arkansas

    Tomorrow at 3:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • The Logan Zone

    Sunday at 11:30 am on WRAL-TV

  • HS Playoffs Round 2: Southern Durham at Cleveland

    Tonight at 7:00 on 99.9 The Fan

  • CFB: Wisconsin at Iowa

    Tomorrow at 3:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • NHL: Hurricanes at Colorado

    Tomorrow at 9:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • CBB: Duke vs. Stanford/UCLA

    Tomorrow at 9:30 pm on 620am

Scoreboard
Local
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
ORL
9:30pm Tonight
DUKE
TEMPL
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
ORL
7:00pm Tonight
PHI
PHO
7:30pm Tonight
ATL
DET
7:30pm Tonight
TOR
MIL
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
BOS
8:00pm Tonight
OKC
BRK
8:00pm Tonight
WAS
CLE
8:00pm Tonight
MIN
SAN
8:30pm Tonight
DAL
LAL
9:00pm Tonight
DEN
NOP
10:30pm Tonight
POR
CHI
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
UTA
1:00pm Today
BUF 0
KSU 0
8:00pm Tonight
RICE
UTEP
9:30pm Tonight
SDST
AFA
9:30pm Tonight
UTST
SJST
Final
COC 50
TEXAM 59
Final
DREX 70
USC 72
Final
GWEBB 72
CLEM 70
 
Half
MIAMI 35
AKR 30
 
Half
UCONN 41
DAY 41
 
4:00pm Today
NEV
SHU
4:30pm Today
LONG
UNCG
4:30pm Today
ARKPB
VALPO
 
5:00pm Tonight
WVU
BC
5:00pm Tonight
TOWS
CCST
5:00pm Tonight
YALE
ILLCH
5:00pm Tonight
IOWA
SYR
5:30pm Tonight
HAMP
ALCOR
 
6:30pm Tonight
ODU
LSU
7:00pm Tonight
KENT
BU
7:00pm Tonight
SCAR
CHAR
7:00pm Tonight
UVA
GWU
7:00pm Tonight
WCU
HIWASSEE
 
7:00pm Tonight
GT
MAST
7:00pm Tonight
RIDE
LEH
 
7:00pm Tonight
MSU
LOYC
7:00pm Tonight
CMICH
MAINE
 
7:00pm Tonight
BUF 0
MNTST 0
 
7:00pm Tonight
GMAS
NMU
7:00pm Tonight
BAY
PVU
 
7:00pm Tonight
HOF
USB
 
7:00pm Tonight
OREG
TOL
7:00pm Tonight
UGA
TROY
7:00pm Tonight
STAN
UNLV
7:00pm Tonight
FAIR
WOFF
7:00pm Tonight
EMICH
YOUNG
7:30pm Tonight
MON
COOK
7:30pm Tonight
FIU
FLMEM
 
7:30pm Tonight
KSU
SILL
7:30pm Tonight
CAL
TEX
8:00pm Tonight
ILL
PEAY
8:00pm Tonight
ARK
DELST
 
8:00pm Tonight
MCNST
JCHR
 
8:00pm Tonight
NDST
KNST
 
8:00pm Tonight
OKST
UWMIL
8:00pm Tonight
LATU
MORE
8:00pm Tonight
SDKST
NDAK
8:00pm Tonight
XAV
STEPH
 
8:00pm Tonight
UF
LAMON
8:30pm Tonight
WAKE
IONA
9:00pm Tonight
GRCN
FAM
 
9:00pm Tonight
COLST
UGST
9:00pm Tonight
WASU
IDST
9:00pm Tonight
WEBER
ILLST
9:00pm Tonight
AUB
LALAF
9:00pm Tonight
LOU
MARS
9:00pm Tonight
ORST
ORU
9:00pm Tonight
CORN
PSU
9:00pm Tonight
SD
SHSU
9:00pm Tonight
UTAH
UCR
9:30pm Tonight
DUKE
TEMPL
10:00pm Tonight
CPSL
DEL
10:00pm Tonight
AMER
PBY
10:00pm Tonight
SEAT
WASH
 
10:30pm Tonight
LBSU
KYST
11:59pm Tonight
HAW
PITT
7:00pm Tonight
CLB
BOS
7:00pm Tonight
PIT
NYI
7:00pm Tonight
BUF 0
NYR 0
 
9:30pm Tonight
EDM
NJD