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Athletics 13, Angels 5

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Athletics 13, Angels 5. Updates.

By RICK EYMER

Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) - John Jaso was brought to Oakland as a backup. He showed what he could do as a starter.

Jaso had a bases-loaded triple, Brandon Moss had two hits and an RBI, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 13-5 on Monday.

"He's always had good numbers but it's still good to see him hit like that," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "He got that triple off a left-hander and he's had good at-bats this year."

Jaso, a four-year veteran, was obtained in a three-way trade from the Seattle Mariners to backup catcher Derek Norris.

Vernon Wells hit a three-run home run, extending his hitting streak to five games, and reigning AL Rookie of the Year Mike Trout had three hits for the Angels, who lost their third straight. Howie Kendrick and Scott Cousins also drove in runs.

Josh Reddick, Jed Lowrie and Moss each drove in runs in the fifth to put Oakland ahead to stay.

Angels starter Jason Vargas went two scoreless innings, walking one and striking out one in his first outing of the spring.

"I felt pretty dialed in," Vargas said. "I mainly threw fastballs and tried to pound the strike zone. I threw a couple of decent change-ups but that's not something I'm worried about. It's been there for a while."

A's starter Dan Straily allowed two runs on four hits over 2 1-3 innings. He struck out two.

"The inside fastball to right-handers was what Curt (Young) and I talked about before the game," Straily said. "That was something I got better doing. It wasn't the greatest outing but I'm still working on stuff to get better."

Melvin didn't seem worried.

"He pitched well," Melvin said. "He's working on things and gave up a couple of runs."

The A's scored six runs in the eighth, all charged to Chad Cordero, on five hits. Jefry Marte's two-run double was the big blow.

Outfielder Shane Peterson, the only A's player to appear in all 10 games, went 1 for 2 and is hitting .435.

"He's playing center field at the end of games when the sun is not your friend," Melvin said. "He's played first a lot and he's playing like a natural center fielder. He seems to get two good at bats every day. He's making as big an impression as anybody."

NOTES: A's RHP Grant Balfour threw 35 pitches in a bullpen session and could make his spring debut in a few days. ... Italy gets no breaks in its two exhibition games this week. LHP Brett Anderson goes for an A's split-squad against them Tuesday and the Angels send RHP Jered Weaver against the Italians on Wednesday. ... RHP Bartolo Colon goes Tuesday for the A's at the Kansas City Royals. ... RHP Tommy Hanson goes for the Angels against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday. ... Wells hit his second home run and has 11 RBIs. ... Trout entered the game with two hits in his first nine at bats. ... A's OF Michael Choice went hitless for the second time in nine games. ... Lowrie appeared at shortstop for the third time. He's also played third and second. ... A's LHPs Jerry Blevins and Sean Doolittle each pitched a scoreless inning.

 
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Oakland

G. Green
AB 2
R 2
H 2
HR 0
RBI 0
Los Angeles

M. Trout
AB 3
R 2
H 3
HR 0
RBI 0
 

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Los Angeles Angels
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Mike Trout, DH3230000 .417
   a- Luis Jimenez, PH-DH2010001 .333
Alberto Callaspo, 3B2100101 .111
    Luis Rodriguez, 3B2000001 .412
Howard Kendrick, 2B3011010 .500
    Taylor Lindsey, 2B2000001 .300
Vernon Wells, CF3113011 .364
    Travis Witherspoon, CF1010000 .400
Hank Conger, C3010022 .462
    Matt Young, LF1000001 .538
Kole Calhoun, 1B-RF4010013 .150
    Andy Workman, RF0000000 .000
Andrew Romine, SS2110010 .333
   b- Brendan Harris, PH-1B2000000 .333
J.B. Shuck, LF2000011 .188
   c- Thomas Field, PH-SS2010000 .308
Scott Cousins, RF1001010 .091
   d- Luke Carlin, PH-C2000011 .000
Totals37511519  
a-hit into fielder's choice for Trout in the 6th
b-grounded out for Romine in the 6th
c-singled for Shuck in the 6th
d-flied out for Cousins in the 6th
Batting
2B - Mike Trout (1, Straily), Luis Jimenez (3, J. Chavez), Andrew Romine (1, Straily)
HR - Vernon Wells (2, Cook)
SF - Scott Cousins (1)
RBI - Howard Kendrick (3), Vernon Wells 3 (6), Scott Cousins (1)
2-OUT RBI - Vernon Wells 3 (4)
SB - Mike Trout (1, 2nd base off Cook/Jaso), Vernon Wells (2, 2nd base off Straily/Jaso)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - Field-Lindsey-Harris
Los Angeles Angels
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jason Vargas 2000110 0.00
Nick Maronde (BS,2) 1.2333210 17.18
Robert Coello 0.1000000 16.88
David Carpenter (BS,1; L,0-1) 0.2433100 7.36
Jarrett Grube 0.1000000 0.00
Billy Buckner 2211110 5.40
Chad Cordero 0.2566000 27.00
Matt Shoemaker 0.1100000 2.08
HBP - Moore (by Chad Cordero)
Pitches-Strikes - Jason Vargas 12-8, Nick Maronde 18-10, Robert Coello 1-1, David Carpenter 10-6, Jarrett Grube 1-1, Billy Buckner 13-9, Chad Cordero 8-7, Matt Shoemaker 2-2
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jason Vargas 1-4, Nick Maronde 2-2, David Carpenter 2-0, Billy Buckner 3-1, Chad Cordero 1-1
Batters Faced - Jason Vargas 7, Nick Maronde 10, Robert Coello 1, David Carpenter 7, Jarrett Grube 1, Billy Buckner 8, Chad Cordero 8, Matt Shoemaker 2
Oakland Athletics
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Chris Young, DH2000001 .333
   a- Seth Smith, PH-DH2110000 .500
   b- Ryan Ortiz, PH-DH11110001.000
Adam Rosales, 2B2000101 .364
    Grant Green, 2B2220000 .500
Josh Reddick, RF3111001 .308
    Andy Parrino, RF2011000 .333
Yoenis Cespedes, LF2210101 .077
    Scott Moore, LF1100001 .200
Jed Lowrie, SS3011011 .286
    Luke Montz, 1B1001010 .000
Brandon Moss, 1B3121000 .294
    Darwin Perez, SS1111100 .400
Josh Donaldson, 3B2100101 .059
    Jefry Marte, 3B2012001 .444
John Jaso, C2013102 .182
    Dave Freitas, C2110001 .625
Michael Choice, CF2000012 .500
    Shane Peterson, CF2111000 .435
Totals3713151353  
a-singled for Young in the 5th
b-singled for Smith in the 8th
Batting
2B - Grant Green (3, Buckner), Josh Reddick (1, Carpenter), Jefry Marte (2, Shoemaker), Dave Freitas (1, C. Cordero)
3B - John Jaso (1, Maronde), Shane Peterson (1, C. Cordero)
SF - Luke Montz (1)
RBI - Ryan Ortiz (1), Josh Reddick (4), Andy Parrino (5), Jed Lowrie (3), Luke Montz (1), Brandon Moss (2), Darwin Perez (3), Jefry Marte 2 (3), John Jaso 3 (4), Shane Peterson (4)
2-OUT RBI - Andy Parrino (2), Darwin Perez (1), Jefry Marte 2 (2), John Jaso 3 (3)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Yoenis Cespedes 1
Oakland Athletics
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Dan Straily 2.1422020 9.82
Chris Resop 0.2000020 0.00
Sean Doolittle 1000030 0.00
Ryan Cook (BS,1; W,1-0) 1433111 13.50
Jerry Blevins (H,1) 1100000 10.80
Jordan Norberto (H,1) 1100000 13.50
Travis Banwart (H,1) 1000000 0.00
Jesse Chavez 1100010 1.80
Pitches-Strikes - Dan Straily 17-16, Chris Resop 6-6, Sean Doolittle 9-9, Ryan Cook 12-8, Jerry Blevins 4-4, Jordan Norberto 4-4, Travis Banwart 3-3, Jesse Chavez 6-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Dan Straily 4-2, Ryan Cook 1-0, Jerry Blevins 2-1, Jordan Norberto 1-2, Travis Banwart 2-1, Jesse Chavez 1-1
Batters Faced - Dan Straily 12, Chris Resop 2, Sean Doolittle 3, Ryan Cook 7, Jerry Blevins 4, Jordan Norberto 4, Travis Banwart 3, Jesse Chavez 4
Game Information
Attendance - 3751
Game Time - 3:15
Temperature - 74
Umpires - Home - Bill Miller, First Base - Tim McClelland, Second Base - Jim Joyce, Third Base - Allen Bailey