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Rare slip-up for K-Rod
Athletics 4, Angels 3
Gary Matthews Jr. smacks a seventh-inning sac fly against the A's. (Getty Images)
The familiar formula of Francisco Rodriguez and a tight late-innings ballgame didn't pan out as usual for the Angels, who watched the A's come up with ninth-inning magic.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 05, 2007
TOR
DET
PPD
OAK
Oakland (2-2)
Won 2
Oakland 4, LA Angels 3   LAA
LA Angels (3-1)
Lost 1
April 5, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1   4 13 0
LA Angels
0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0   3 9 0
Standings thru 4/5/07  |  Gameday  |  Athletics Stats  |  Angels Stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kendall, C5000004.100
Stewart, LF5120020.294
Bradley, CF4010101.375
Piazza, DH5231013.235
Chavez, 3B5021012.235
Swisher, 1B3120201.417
Kielty, RF4021014.429
Ellis, 2B2001012.250
Scutaro, SS4010004.167
Totals3741343621 

BATTING
2B: Piazza (1, Saunders), Kielty (1, Saunders).
HR: Piazza (1, 9th inning off Rodriguez, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Stewart 2; Bradley; Piazza 7; Chavez 2; Swisher 2; Kielty 3; Scutaro.
RBI: Kielty (1), Chavez (1), Ellis (8), Piazza (1).
2-out RBI: Chavez; Piazza.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Scutaro 2; Kielty 2; Kendall 3.
SF: Ellis.
GIDP: Bradley; Piazza.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Stewart (Kotchman at home).

 
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF3001001.385
Cabrera, SS4000002.176
Guerrero, RF4121010.533
Anderson, LF4111001.235
Kotchman, 1B4010001.462
Kendrick, 2B4110011.267
Izturis, 3B4010001.286
Molina, C3010010.286
  a-Aybar, PH10100001.000
Willits, DH2010100.400
Totals33393137 

a-Singled for Molina in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Kotchman (2, Gaudin), Guerrero (2, Embree).
HR: Guerrero (2, 4th inning off Gaudin, 0 on, 1 out), Anderson (1, 4th inning off Gaudin, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Guerrero 6; Anderson 4; Kotchman 2; Kendrick; Izturis; Molina; Aybar; Willits.
RBI: Guerrero (6), Anderson (2), Matthews (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kotchman; Cabrera 2.
SF: Matthews.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Aybar (1, 2nd base by Street/Kendall).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Cabrera-Kendrick-Kotchman 2).

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Gaudin 5.05220323.60
Embree (H, 1)1.01000000.00
Calero (H, 1)0.121110054.00
Duchscherer (BS, 1)(W, 1-0)1.20000003.86
Street (S, 1)1.01000000.00
 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Saunders 5.29333504.76
Carrasco 1.11000000.00
Shields 1.01000000.00
Rodriguez (L, 0-1)1.02110116.00

WP: Shields.
HBP: Ellis (by Shields).
Pitches-strikes: Gaudin 74-52, Embree 17-12, Calero 20-12, Duchscherer 22-13, Street 12-9, Saunders 102-60, Carrasco 8-7, Shields 21-12, Rodriguez 20-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Gaudin 5-6, Embree 2-1, Calero 0-1, Duchscherer 3-2, Street 2-0, Saunders 7-5, Carrasco 2-2, Shields 3-0, Rodriguez 0-2.
Batters faced: Gaudin 19, Embree 4, Calero 4, Duchscherer 5, Street 3, Saunders 27, Carrasco 5, Shields 5, Rodriguez 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Duchscherer 3-1, Carrasco 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Phil Cuzzi. 1B: Jerry Crawford. 2B: Bill Hohn. 3B: Brian O'Nora.
Weather: 65 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:59.
Att: 39,234.

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