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Halos lose ground
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Athletics 2, Angels 0
Shortstop Erick Aybar applies a late tag in the third on Thursday. (Chris Carlson/AP)
Torii Hunter extended his hitting streak to a season-high 13 games with a two-out bunt in the ninth to bring the tying run to the plate in Vladimir Guerrero, but the slugger's hard-hit grounder gave the A's the win and allowed the Rangers to move to within four games in the AL West.
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Series at a glance:
OAK
Oakland (56-71)
Won 1
Oakland 2, LA Angels 0   LAA
LA Angels (75-51)
Lost 1
August 27, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   2 8 0
LA Angels
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 3 0
Standings thru 8/27/09  |  Recap: OAK | LAA  |  Gameday  |  Athletics stats  |  Angels stats
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kennedy, A, 3B 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 .278
Davis, R, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .286
Suzuki, K, C 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .275
Cust, DH 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 .241
Hairston, S, LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .273
Sweeney, R, RF 4 2 3 1 0 0 0 .279
Ellis, M, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .275
Barton, 1B 4 0 2 1 0 1 2 .204
Pennington, SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .253
Totals 34 2 8 2 2 6 16  

BATTING
3B: Sweeney, R (2, Santana, E).
HR: Sweeney, R (6, 2nd inning off Santana, E, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Sweeney, R 8; Barton 2; Suzuki, K; Kennedy, A 2.
RBI: Sweeney, R (35), Barton (5).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cust; Pennington; Kennedy, A.
GIDP: Hairston, S.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kennedy, A (17, 2nd base off Santana, E/Mathis).

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Cahill (Figgins at 2nd base).

 
LA Angels AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Figgins, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .307
Abreu, RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .303
Hunter, To, CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .317
Guerrero, DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .303
Rivera, J, LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .302
Morales, K, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .299
Izturis, M, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .295
Aybar, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .310
Mathis, C 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .212
  a-Napoli, PH-C 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .288
Totals 29 0 3 0 2 3 8  

a-Struck out for Mathis in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Mathis (7, Cahill).
TB: Mathis 2; Guerrero; Hunter, To.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hunter, To; Guerrero.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Figgins (14, 3rd base by Cahill/Suzuki, K).
PO: Figgins (2nd base by Cahill).

FIELDING
DP: (Aybar-Izturis, M-Morales, K).

 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Cahill (W, 7-12) 7.0 2 0 0 2 2 0 4.64
Wuertz (H, 17) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.18
Bailey, A (S, 19) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.93
 
LA Angels IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Santana, E (L, 7-7) 6.0 8 2 2 2 6 1 5.94
Palmer 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.26

HBP: Suzuki, K (by Santana, E).
Pitches-strikes: Cahill 98-52, Wuertz 9-7, Bailey, A 14-10, Santana, E 105-67, Palmer 31-20.
Groundouts-flyouts: Cahill 12-5, Wuertz 0-2, Bailey, A 2-1, Santana, E 4-2, Palmer 8-0.
Batters faced: Cahill 24, Wuertz 3, Bailey, A 4, Santana, E 28, Palmer 9.
Umpires: HP: Tim McClelland. 1B: Andy Fletcher. 2B: Greg Gibson. 3B: Ted Barrett.
Weather: 85 degrees, clear.
Wind: 4 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:25.
Att: 43,127.
Venue: Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
August 27, 2009
August 27, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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