MLB Game Recap - LA Angels at Oakland
Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

MIA
4
WSH
5
F
MIL
5
PIT
12
F
LAA
4
OAK
3
F
TOR
1
TB
2
F(10)
WSH
3
MIA
5
F
MIN
7
KC
2
F
PHI
5
ATL
6
F
DET
1
CLE
6
F
BOS
4
BAL
5
F(10)
CIN
0
STL
3
F
CHW
7
CHC
4
F
HOU
2
SD
13
F
COL
3
LAD
4
F
TEX
1
SEA
10
F
ARI
1
SF
5
F
NYY
NYM
PPD

August 22, 2020 4:10 PM

Final

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

LA Angels (9-19)

1

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

8

0

Oakland (19-9)

0

1

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

3

6

3

W: Andriese (1-1)

L: Bassitt (2-1)

S: Buttrey (3)

LAA - HR: none

OAK - HR: Chapman (9)

Trout drives in 3 runs, makes diving catch as Angels top A's
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:42 PM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Athletics are so accustomed to late-game comebacks they were surprised not to pull one off this time against the last-place Angels.

And the A's infield defense has been so steady it was strange to see them commit three errors.

Mike Trout drove in three early runs, then made a key catch late as Los Angeles beat the AL-best A's 4-3 on Saturday to snap Oakland's nine-game home winning streak.

The three-time MVP made a diving grab on Matt Olson's sinking liner to center field to start the eighth inning, which had Angels reliever Ty Buttrey clapping his glove in gratitude. Buttrey got six outs for his second save.

Anthony Rendon extended his hitting streak to 12 games for the Angels, who snapped a four-game losing streak with their second victory in the last 10.

Matt Andriese (1-1) relieved starter Griffin Canning in the fifth and pitched 2 1/3 innings for his first win with the Angels.

"He's the guy that really put us in position to win that game when he came in, got through that moment and then held it down to get to Ty, who was outstanding," manager Joe Maddon said. "Andriese set it up, absolutely, and then Buttrey finished it off."

Ramon Laureano scored from first on a double by Olson in the fifth to make it a 4-3 game, but the A's (19-9) didn't have a winning rally in them this time. Oakland had its three-game winning streak snapped.

"I thought for sure if we held them to four runs we were winning the game," starter Chris Bassitt said. "Unfortunately it didn't happen today."

Matt Chapman homered in the fourth to pull the A's to 4-2. Olson and Tony Kemp each hit an RBI double.

Kemp made an error at second base. Chapman, the team's Gold Glove third baseman, and shortstop Marcus Semien also committed miscues.

"When you make three errors it's sometimes really hard to come back in a game," Chapman said. "We are upset about that but it's something that you can't dwell on too much because they happened early in the game and there's a lot of baseball left."

Trout gave the Angels a quick lead against Bassitt (2-1) with an RBI groundout in the first. Bassitt had already thrown 52 pitches through two innings but made it through 5 2/3.

Shohei Ohtani went 0 for 3 with a strikeout and walk after getting a day off Friday night to work on his swing.

And with Ohtani playing, 40-year-old slugger Albert Pujols rested. He remains at 659 home runs and one from tying Hall of Famer Willie Mays for fifth place on the career list.

SPECIAL PREGAME INTROS

The A's had a special moment when their family members introduced them with a greeting on the big screen.

"That was a cool surprise," said Chapman, whose parents spoke to him.

"It's awesome," Bassitt said. "I think everyone's kind of missing their families."

SCARE BEHIND THE PLATE

A's catcher Austin Allen got hit in the right side of the head and lost his helmet when Tommy La Stella's bat got him in the second inning. La Stella immediately reached back a hand to check on the catcher, who grabbed for his eye but stayed in the game after manager Bob Melvin and athletic trainer Nick Paparesta hustled out to make sure he was OK.

ALDRETE BACK

A's first base coach Mike Aldrete rejoined the club after two days away dealing with protecting his home near Monterey that is threatened by a nearby wildfire.

Melvin has switched from a gaiter face covering to a more traditional mask to better keep smoke particles from his mouth and nose - not to mention he's superstitious about whatever one was working during the winning stretch.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Angels: SS Andrelton Simmons had a planned day off after his return Friday night from a left ankle injury he hurt beating out an infield single at Oakland on July 27. Maddon plans to play Simmons in Sunday's series finale, then use him again Monday at Houston before another break Tuesday. ... C Jason Castro was back in the starting lineup. He exited Wednesday's game after missing time with neck stiffness.

Athletics: Melvin wanted to stay away from closer Liam Hendriks after he pitched three straight days, earning two saves. Hendriks leads the majors with nine saves.

UP NEXT

Oakland's opening day starter, RHP Frankie Montas (2-2, 4.74 ERA), pitches the series finale opposite RHP Dylan Bundy (3-2, 2.48).

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Pitchers of Record

LA Angels IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
M. Andriese (W, 1-1) 2.1 0 0 1 1 0.00 0.429
T. Buttrey (S, 3) 2 0 0 0 1 0.00 0.000
Oakland IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
C. Bassitt (L, 2-1) 5.2 6 2 2 6 3.18 1.412

Batting Leaders

LA Angels AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
J. Adell 4 2 1 0 0 0 3 0 1.5
D. Fletcher 5 2 2 0 1 0 3 0 1.2
Oakland AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
M. Chapman 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 0 2.1
R. Grossman 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.5

Team Comparison

LAA OAK
At Bats 36 32
Hits 8 6
Batting Average .222 .188
On Base Percentage .282 .257
Slugging Percentage 0.306 0.375
Doubles 3 3
Triples 0 0
Home Runs 0 1
Total Bases 11 12
Walks 3 3
Strikeouts 6 5
Stolen Bases 0 1
Caught Stealing 1 0
Runners Left On Base 9 5
Hits / At Bats with Runners In Scoring Position 2/9 0/6
Double Plays Fielded 2 2
Errors 0 3

2020 Regular Season - OAK Leads Series 5-4

Date Result Winner Loser
Fri Jul 24 LAA 3 @ OAK 7 B. Smith H. Robles
Sat Jul 25 LAA 4 @ OAK 1 D. Bundy S. Manaea
Sun Jul 26 LAA 4 @ OAK 6 Y. Petit S. Ohtani
Mon Jul 27 LAA 0 @ OAK 3 B. Smith G. Canning
Mon Aug 10 OAK 9 @ LAA 10 F. Pena Y. Petit
Tue Aug 11 OAK 0 @ LAA 6 D. Bundy M. Fiers
Wed Aug 12 OAK 8 @ LAA 4 C. Bassitt G. Canning
Fri Aug 21 LAA 3 @ OAK 5 M. Fiers A. Heaney
Sat Aug 22 LAA 4 @ OAK 3 M. Andriese C. Bassitt

Game Information

Stadium: Ring Central Coliseum, Oakland, California
Attendance: 0
Game Time: 3:06
Weather: 80F, Clear
Wind:
Umpires: Home Plate - ?, First Base - ?, Second Base - ?, Third Base - ?