Jason Vargas vs A.J. Griffin Battle Sees Oakland Fall 5-4
Los Angeles scored 1 run in the 11 to edge Oakland 5-4 on Wednesday at O.co Coliseum.
Los Angeles was an underdog by +169 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
Juan Gutierrez earned the victory for the Angels, throwing 1 inning of work, striking out 2, walking 1, and allowing 0 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Josh Hamilton in the win.
Oakland's starting pitcher A.J. Griffin worked 6 innings, giving up 1 hit and 2 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Jed Lowrie in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Oakland as they had 8 hits, while Los Angeles only had 5.
Ernesto Frieri pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.
Next game, Los Angeles takes its act home to face Seattle looking for another win. For Oakland, they head home to face Minnesota.