A’s Beat Angels 3-2, Stay In WC Race

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani struck retired 10 but went winless successful consecutive starts connected the mound for the archetypal clip since June, and the Oakland Athletics rebounded from a bullpen meltdown to bushed the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 successful 10 innings Sunday.

Jed Lowie deed a go-ahead sacrifice alert successful the 10th disconnected Raisel Iglesias (7-5), and Oakland won its 5th consecutive to stay wrong 2 games of Toronto for the 2nd AL chaotic card. The A’s closed wrong a half-game of the New York Yankees.

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Oakland volition decorativeness with a winning grounds successful 4 consecutive years for the archetypal clip since 1999-2006. The A’s completed a three-game expanse and went 15-4 against the Angels, their astir wins against them successful a season.

Ohtani, a two-way sensation, allowed 2 runs and 5 hits successful 8 innings with 3 walks. He tied a play precocious for strikeouts, reaching treble digits for the archetypal clip since June 4.

Yan Gomes’ second-inning location tally and Matt Chapman’s thrust successful the 4th built a 2-0 pb against Ohtani, who has allowed 14 location runs this season.

Oakland loaded the bases with 1 retired successful the eighth connected 2 walks and deed batter. With the assemblage chanting “M-V-P!” Jed Lowrie popped retired and Chapman struck out.

With 2 pitching starts apt successful the remainder of the season, Ohtani is 9-2 with a 3.28 ERA and 146 strikeouts successful 123 1/3 innings on with 44 walks.

He was 0 for 2 with 2 walks — 1 intentional — astatine the sheet portion batting second. Ohtani is hitting .257 with 44 homers and 94 RBIs, 3rd successful location runs down Toronto’s Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (46) and Kansas City’s Salvador Perez (45).

Jose Rojas tied the people successful the ninth disconnected Sergio Romo, who blew a prevention for the 4th clip successful 7 chances. Rojas singled successful a run, and a 2nd tally scored erstwhile close tract Seth Brown bobbled the shot and past threw the shot to the backstop.

Lou Trivino (6-7) relieved with a runner connected second, threw called 3rd strikes past Max Stassi and Jack Mayfield, past got 3 consecutive outs to strand the pandemic-rules automatic runner successful the 10th.

A’s starter Frankie Montas gave up 1 deed implicit 7 scoreless innings, Brandon Marsh’s treble successful the third.

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Chapman has 12th location runs successful his past 27 games, expanding his play full to 26. Gomes’ homer was his 14th, his 5th since Oakland acquired him from Washington connected July 30.


Angels manager Joe Maddon said helium doubted three-time AL MVP Mike Trout volition instrumentality this play from a strained close calf sustained May 17.

“There is not a batch that he’s doing close now,” Maddon said.

Trout’s offseason workout programme is not expected to beryllium affected, Maddon said.


Athletics: RHP Chris Bassitt had nary broadside effects from a simulated crippled Saturday and whitethorn propulsion a bullpen league Monday. Bassitt has not pitched since Aug. 17 aft helium was deed by a enactment drive.

Angels: After throwing to batters connected Saturday, LHP Austin Warren is connected the way to being activated arsenic aboriginal arsenic Monday. LHP Reid Detmers volition apt request different throwing league earlier helium returns. Both pitchers are connected the COVID-related IL.


A’s: Open a four-game bid astatine location against Seattle connected Monday with LHP Sean Manaea (10-9, 3.95 ERA) scheduled to instrumentality the mound.

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Angels: RHP Jaime Barria (2-3, 4.93) is scheduled to commencement Monday against Houston arsenic a four-game bid opens.

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