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PHOENIX (AP) - Travis Blackley knows his situation is vastly different from that of opposing pitcher Jered Weaver.

The world-traveling Blackley gave up three runs in the first on three hits, then settled down to hold the Angels to just two hits over his final two innings of an Oakland Athletics split squad's 13-13 tie with Los Angeles on Saturday.

Weaver, the Angels' opening day starter, struggled even more at the start, allowing eight runs and three homers in two innings.

"I don't have the luxury of giving up an eight-spot and still be the opening day starter," Blackley said.

Blackley, who has pitched for three major league clubs, a professional team in Korea and one in his native Australia, gave up three runs on three hits in the first inning and committed a throwing error.

He settled down after that.

"There was more intensity behind each pitch, more conviction," said Blackley after his fifth appearance of the spring and second start.

He added that he was getting more into a rhythm.

"It was good, kind of how I felt last year," said Blackley, who was 6-4 in 24 games (15 starts) for Oakland after being claimed off waivers from Bay area neighbor San Francisco Giants on May 15.

He has now been with both clubs twice in his career.

Blackley's highlight was retiring Angels designated hitter Albert Pujols twice, the second time on a strikeout. He said he thought Pujols was expecting a curveball after he threw him several fastballs, but he came back with a two-seamer.

"He's one of the great hitters on the planet," said Blackley, who had faced Pujols a handful of times last season. "It must be tough being him, having that target, having pitchers come at him every time."

Weaver gave a three-run homer to Josh Reddick in the first inning and two-run shots to Luke Montz and Yoenis Cespedes in the second.

Is Weaver experiencing a "dead arm," which many pitchers have at this point of the spring?

"It was a rough outing. Whatever term you want to put on it, it just wasn't there for him," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "I think he felt like he didn't have a good release point."

It was disappointing, Scioscia said, to get only two innings out of a guy who was targeted to throw about 75 pitches in five innings.

NOTES: A's LHP Brett Anderson, who left his previous start early with a straight right trapezius muscle (neck area), pitched five innings in a minor league game in nearby Mesa, Ariz. Oakland's opening day starter said he was fine after throwing 62 pitches in five innings and gave up five hits, walked four and struck out three. ... A's closer Grant Balfour, coming back after minor knee surgery, is due to make his spring debut on Monday. ... Angels 3B Alberto Callaspo batted cleanup and had three hits (two doubles) and drove in a run. ... LF Mike singled, drove in a run, scored one and walked while batting leadoff.

 
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Players of the Game
Oakland

J. Reddick
AB 3
R 3
H 2
HR 1
RBI 3
Los Angeles

A. Callaspo
AB 3
R 1
H 3
HR 0
RBI 2
 

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Los Angeles Angels
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Mike Trout, LF2111110 .414
    J.B. Shuck, LF-CF3221011 .323
Peter Bourjos, CF4110022 .351
    Matt Young, PR-LF1210100 .526
Albert Pujols, DH3000012 .353
   a- Alex Yarbrough, PH-DH2022000 .375
Alberto Callaspo, 3B3132000 .300
    Kaleb Cowart, PR-3B2113000 .278
Hank Conger, C3020001 .417
    John Hester, C2010102 .222
Luis Jimenez, 1B4012004 .324
    Eric Stamets, SS1000002 .250
Brendan Harris, SS-1B5010002 .265
    Andy Workman, PR0100000 .000
    Efren Navarro, 1B0000000 .190
Kole Calhoun, RF3100000 .206
   b- Randal Grichuk, PH-RF1100100 .357
Luis Rodriguez, 2B5121000 .367
    Jimmy Swift, PR-2B0100000 .000
Totals4413181245  
a-singled for Pujols in the 6th
b-flied out for Calhoun in the 7th
Batting
2B - Alberto Callaspo 2 (4, Blackley, Scribner), Kaleb Cowart (2, Blevins), Brendan Harris (1, Walz)
SF - Alex Yarbrough (1), Kaleb Cowart (2), Luis Jimenez (2)
RBI - Mike Trout (4), J.B. Shuck (8), Alex Yarbrough 2 (4), Alberto Callaspo 2 (3), Kaleb Cowart 3 (5), Luis Jimenez 2 (5), Luis Rodriguez (6)
2-OUT RBI - Mike Trout (2), Kaleb Cowart (1), Luis Jimenez (2)
SB - Mike Trout (3, 2nd base off Scribner/Montz), Peter Bourjos (2, 2nd base off Blackley/Montz)
Team LOB - 11
Fielding
DP - Harris-Rodriguez-Jimenez, Oye-Stamets-Navarro
Los Angeles Angels
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jered Weaver 2688203 10.13
Ben Fritz 1000010 0.00
Sean Burnett 1100010 13.50
Kevin Johnson 1211010 6.75
David Carpenter 1000020 3.68
Matt Shoemaker 2311010 2.84
Eddie McKiernan (BS,1) 0.1333111 54.00
Matt Oye 0.2000000 6.75
HBP - Rosales (by Eddie McKiernan)
Pitches-Strikes - Jered Weaver 27-16, Ben Fritz 5-5, Sean Burnett 5-5, Kevin Johnson 7-7, David Carpenter 7-7, Matt Shoemaker 11-11, Eddie McKiernan 12-6, Matt Oye 1-1
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jered Weaver 4-2, Ben Fritz 1-1, Sean Burnett 1-0, Kevin Johnson 2-0, David Carpenter 1-0, Matt Shoemaker 2-3, Matt Oye 1-0
Batters Faced - Jered Weaver 14, Ben Fritz 3, Sean Burnett 3, Kevin Johnson 5, David Carpenter 3, Matt Shoemaker 9, Eddie McKiernan 6, Matt Oye 1
Oakland Athletics
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Coco Crisp, CF2100211 .280
    D'Arby Myers, CF1000001 .000
Jed Lowrie, 2B3110002 .333
    Scott Moore, 1B2111000 .222
Josh Reddick, RF3323001 .321
    Adam Rosales, 2B1110000 .300
Yoenis Cespedes, LF3112011 .194
    Shane Peterson, LF-RF2111001 .462
Brandon Moss, 1B3011000 .303
    Chad Oberacker, LF2000012 .000
Seth Smith, DH4000001 .370
   a- Josh Horton, PH-DH10110001.000
Eric Sogard, 3B4220101 .423
Luke Montz, C3112020 .063
    Ryan Lipkin, C2011001 .500
Andy Parrino, SS4120021 .357
Totals4013151237  
a-singled for Smith in the 9th
Batting
2B - Jed Lowrie (3, Jer. Weaver), Adam Rosales (2, Shoemaker), Shane Peterson (6, McKiernan), Eric Sogard 2 (5, Jer. Weaver, Shoemaker)
3B - Brandon Moss (1, K. Johnson)
HR - Scott Moore (1, McKiernan), Josh Reddick (3, Jer. Weaver), Yoenis Cespedes (1, Jer. Weaver), Luke Montz (1, Jer. Weaver)
RBI - Scott Moore (3), Josh Reddick 3 (9), Yoenis Cespedes 2 (4), Shane Peterson (7), Brandon Moss (5), Josh Horton (1), Luke Montz 2 (3), Ryan Lipkin (1)
2-OUT RBI - Yoenis Cespedes 2 (3)
SB - Andy Parrino (1, 2nd base off Jer. Weaver/Conger)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
PB - Ryan Lipkin (1)
E - Travis Blackley (1, Throwing), Coco Crisp (1, Dropped fly), Jed Lowrie (2, Dropped fly)
Oakland Athletics
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Travis Blackley 3533130 16.43
Evan Scribner (H,1) 2422010 5.14
Jerry Blevins (H,2) 2220010 4.50
James Simmons (BS,1) 1422000 10.80
T.J. Walz (BS,1)0344100108.00
Carlos Fisher 1000200 20.25
WP - T.J. Walz (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Travis Blackley 25-20, Evan Scribner 12-12, Jerry Blevins 12-12, James Simmons 7-7, T.J. Walz 8-3, Carlos Fisher 11-3
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Travis Blackley 2-4, Jerry Blevins 2-5, James Simmons 1-2, Carlos Fisher 2-1
Batters Faced - Travis Blackley 15, Evan Scribner 10, Jerry Blevins 10, James Simmons 7, T.J. Walz 4, Carlos Fisher 5
Game Information
Attendance - 8739
Game Time - 3:44
Temperature - 88
Umpires - Home - Bruce Dreckman, First Base - Tim McClelland, Second Base - Jordan Baker, Third Base - Jonathan Saphire