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American League Game Summary - LA Angels of Anaheim at Oakland



(Friday, July 26th)

Final Score: Oakland 6, LA Angels of Anaheim 4

Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Bartolo Colon is continuing to prove this season that age isn't a factor in winning ball games.

The 40-year-old right-hander pitched six strong innings to help the Oakland Athletics to a 6-4 win over the Angels in the continuation of a four-game series.

Colon (14-3) gave up seven hits, including a two-run homer to Mike Trout in the first inning, but won for the 11th time in his last 12 decisions. He moved to 8-0 in nine starts against AL West teams and has a nine-game winning streak against divisional foes, last losing July 17, 2012 against Texas.

Coming off his third shutout of the year Sunday in Anaheim, Colon again dominated the Angels and moved to 12-6 lifetime against them. Colon, who pitched for the Angels from 2004-07, has surpassed Don Sutton's record of 13 wins in a season in which he turns 40-years-old. The only Athletic with more wins in that situation is Jack Quinn. He had 18 in 1928 and 15 in 1927.

Jed Lowrie went 3-for-4 with a homer and drove in three runs. Stephen Vogt added a two-run shot for the AL West leaders, who bounced back from an 8-3 loss Thursday. They moved four games ahead of Texas in the division, the largest lead for the A's this season.

Jerome Williams (5-7) surrendered six hits and four runs over five innings to drop his fifth consecutive decision, as the Angels lost for the seventh time in 11 games.

Jerry Blevins issued a pair of walks in the ninth inning and Albert Pujols singled down the left field line to drive in two runs off closer Grant Balfour. Josh Hamilton struck out to end the game. That gave Balfour his 27th save.

J.B. Shuck singled to start the game and then Trout homered to left-center on a 3-1 pitch.

"I don't think stuff like that bothers him early in the game. He bounced back nicely," A's manager Bob Melvin said of Colon.

Lowrie, who entered the game in a 4-for-36 slump, went deep to right-center in the bottom of the first.

Eric Sogard singled in Josh Reddick in the second. Coco Crisp single, stole second and Lowrie followed with a two-run base hit to right past a diving Mark Trumbo.

"We just couldn't overcome Jerome not being able to get out of the second inning," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "Then he settled in and gave us three strong innings, but those guys kept playing and got some home runs that got us down."

Vogt homered to right with Reddick aboard in the sixth.

Game Notes

The last major leaguer with at least 13 wins in a season of age 40 or higher is Jamie Moyer in 2008 (16) ... Colon is 8-1 following an A's loss this year and has won each of his last seven decisions in those situations ... Angels pitcher Kevin Jepsen, who celebrated his 29th birthday Friday, threw a scoreless eighth inning.

07/27 01:44:31 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
4th
BRK 89
CHA 113
 
2nd
DUKE 87
WAKE 49
 
Final
LOS 4
CWS 6
 
Final
CLE 4
CIN 2
 
Final
TEX 2
KAN 13
 
Final
SFG 2
OAK 9
 
Final
SEA 4
SDP 3
 
Final
MIL 8
WMIL 0
 
Final
COL 3
ARI 6
 
Final
MIN 3
UMIN 1
 
Final
IND 105
NYK 82
 
Final
ORL 100
PHO 105
 
4th
BRK 89
CHA 113
 
4th
TOR 106
CLE 113
 
4th
BOS 83
UTA 82
 
4th
MIN 65
DEN 77
 
3rd
NOP 65
DET 63
 
3rd
MIA 70
LAL 62
 
4th
HOU 79
MEM 87
 
3rd
OKC 74
PHI 88
 
Half
SAN 54
SAC 38
 
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
MIL
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LAC
POR
Final
UNCA 80
LIB 70
 
Final
PSU 67
OSU 77
 
Final
USB 62
BING 57
 
Final
FORD 66
DUQ 81
 
Final
GMAS 51
GWU 67
 
Final
UNH 54
HART 52
 
Final
STJOE 55
LAS 50
 
Final
Terriers 79
LIU 70
 
Final
GTDNS 83
MAINE 66
 
Final
LOU 59
ND 71
 
Final
SHU 66
PROV 79
 
Final
BRY 91
SHU 85
 
Final
MORE 79
SEMIZ 74
 
Final
MNTER 58
RFLSH 73
 
Final
LSU 63
TENN 78
 
Final
SFLA 74
UCF 45
 
Final
VERM 66
UMBC 39
 
Final
RMU 91
WAGN 68
 
Final
UMASS 53
RICH 56
 
2nd
TULA 52
HOU 52
 
2nd
YALE 71
HOW 61
 
2nd
PITT 53
MIAMI 57
 
2nd
TXPA 46
NMST 59
 
2nd
MSU 47
PURD 42
 
2nd
STLU 46
BONA 61
 
2nd
DUKE 87
WAKE 49
 
1st
TULSA 16
CIN 25
 
Half
VANDY 32
MSST 36
 
1st
OKST 34
TCU 28
 
1st
UCLA 39
USC 23
 
Half
WYO 40
UTST 30
 
1st
MARQ 18
STJ 19
 
1st
EILL 13
SIUE 17
 
10:00pm Tonight
FRES
AFA
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SJST
BSU
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NEV
COLST
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ILL
NEB
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ORST
OREG
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UNLV
SDST
11:59pm Tonight
HAW
UCSB
 
3rd
WIN 0
OTT 3
 
2nd Intermission
DET 1
NYR 1
 
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ANA
MON
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COL
PIT