User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto Racing
Horses
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools
 
Recap: Angels 1, Athletics 3
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 3
Venue: O.co Coliseum
Date: July 27, 2013 3:05 PM EDT
  

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Garrett Richards returned to the starting rotation and just wanted to focus on throwing strikes. He did more than that, giving the Los Angeles Angels a positive outing.

Richards allowed three hits over five scoreless innings in his first start since April 30. Oakland rallied against Dane De La Rosa and Scott Downs, though, and the Athletics beat the Angels 3-1 on Saturday.

Advertisement

``I was just going to go out there and try not to overthrow, pound the lower half of the strike zone,' Richards said. ``Strike one was a big priority for me.'

Richards made 26 relief appearances between starts and gave the Angels, who have lost five of their last seven games, exactly what they needed.

``He definitely gave us a chance,' Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. ``It started off a little fuzzy, with him trying to find his release point. Once he did, he pitched a strong game.'

Josh Hamilton hit his 15th home run with one out in the second to give the Angels the early lead. A's starter Tommy Milone didn't give up anything after that.

``It's hard to shut down the A's,' Hamilton said. ``At some point they are going to score a run or two.'

They scored all three of their runs in the seventh. De La Rosa threw a scoreless sixth and walked Josh Reddick leading off the seventh. After getting Chris Young to hit into a forceout, he was replaced by Downs (2-3), who had not allowed a run in any of his previous 29 appearances, one off the team record.

``You like the matchup with his sinker and hopefully he can get double play ball,' Scoiscia said.

A's pinch-hitter Derek Norris ruined those plans, driving Downs' first pitch into the bleachers for a home run that put the A's ahead. Jed Lowrie later doubled home a run.

``I was trying to get something down and away and it stayed in the middle,' Downs said. ``All streaks come to an end. I don't really think about all that. I just think about going out and making pitches. Unfortunately I got one up and he took care of it.'

Not only did Downs give up a run for the first time since May 1, also in Oakland, it ended his major league record for most career games (42) against Oakland without a losing decision.

``I can't remember the last time Downs gave up a home run,' Scioscia said.

Downs last home run allowed was last Sept. 25 when Seattle's Justin Smoak went deep.

NOTES: Angels DH Albert Pujols returned to Los Angeles to have his sore left foot evaluated. He aggravated the injury running out a single in the ninth inning of Friday's game. ... RHP Tommy Hansen (4-2, 4.75) starts Sunday's series finale for the Angels. It will be his second start since returning from the DL. Hansen is 2-0 in three road starts. ... The Angels had won the past 14 games in which Hamilton recorded an RBI. ... The A's and Angels participated in a Throwback Day to 1969, which included Country Joe McDonald, of Woodstock fame, singing the national anthem.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2014
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Angels at Athletics
Thu, Jul 25 Final 8 to 3
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Angels at Athletics
Fri, Jul 26 Final 4 to 6
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Angels at Athletics
Sat, Jul 27 Final 1 to 3
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 4
Angels at Athletics
Sun, Jul 28 Final 6 to 10
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 LAA  +137   -160   8 
 OAK  -147   +140   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 LAA  +135   -155   8 
 OAK  -150   +135   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 LAA  39%   17%   58% 
 OAK  61%   83%   42% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Jul 26, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 LAA 4 Over: 10 
 OAK 6 Cover: +100 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 Jul 25, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 LAA 8 Cover: +100 
 OAK 3 Over: 11 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 Jul 21, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 OAK 6 Cover: +100 
 LAA 0 Under: 6 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 Jul 20, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 OAK 0 Under: 2 
 LAA 2 Cover: +100 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 Jul 19, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 OAK 1 Under: 5 
 LAA 4 Cover: +100 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 May 1, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 LAA 5 Cover: +100 
 OAK 4 Over: 9 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 Apr 30, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 LAA 8 Over: 18 
 OAK 10 Cover: +100 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 Apr 29, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 LAA 8 Over: 18 
 OAK 10 Cover: +100 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 Apr 11, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 OAK 9 Cover: +134 
 LAA 1 Over: 10 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 Apr 10, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 OAK 11 Cover: +120 
 LAA 5 Over: 16 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps

 MLB RECAPS
 Saturday, Jul 27
 
    Rays at Yankees
1:05 PM EDT
    Astros at Blue Jays
1:05 PM EDT
    Angels at Athletics
3:05 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Braves
3:05 PM EDT
    Mets at Nationals
3:05 PM EDT
    Twins at Mariners
4:10 PM EDT
    Red Sox at Orioles
7:05 PM EDT
    Phillies at Tigers
7:05 PM EDT
    Rangers at Indians
7:05 PM EDT
    Royals at White Sox
7:10 PM EDT
    Pirates at Marlins
7:10 PM EDT
    Brewers at Rockies
8:10 PM EDT
    Padres at Diamondbacks
8:10 PM EDT
    Cubs at Giants
9:05 PM EDT
    Reds at Dodgers
9:10 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!