Oakland Drops Los Angeles 5-4 - Match Report
Oakland needed extra innings to claim victory on Monday, scoring late against Los Angeles for a 5-4 final at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
Oakland was favored by -146 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 6.5.
Oakland got 6 2/3 innings from Brett Anderson, who gave up 3 earned runs on 5 hits, while striking out 7. Grant Balfour earned the victory, while the Athletics got 1 RBI from Daric Barton in the win.
Los Angeles got a 7-inning outing from Joel Pineiro in the loss. He gave up 1 earned run, 2 walks and 6 hits in his time on the mound, while Maicer Izturis had 3 hits in the loss for the Angels.
The battle of the bats favored Oakland as they had 9 hits, while Los Angeles only had 8.