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Angels use 8 pitchers to beat A's 2-0, extend lead

Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels used eight pitchers - a franchise record for a nine-inning game - in a 2-0 victory over Oakland on Saturday night that increased their AL West lead over the Athletics to four games.

The deficit is the largest for the A's this season. They led the division by four games on Aug. 9 before going on their current 6-13 slide. Their only hits were infield singles by Josh Donaldson in the first and fourth, and a single by Sam Fuld in the ninth.

Cory Rasmus made his first major league start for the Angels in place of Garrett Richards, out for the season because of a torn patellar tendon in his left knee. The 26-year-old right-hander threw 49 pitches over three innings - matching his longest stint in 43 relief appearances over two big league seasons - and allowed one hit while striking out six and walking none.

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Players of the Game
Los Angeles

E. Aybar
AB 3
R 0
H 2
HR 0

J. Samardzija
IP 8.0
H 4
ER 1
BB 0
K 9

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Oakland Athletics
Sam Fuld, LF-RF4010010.260.340.363
Stephen Vogt, 1B3000111.306.339.483
Josh Donaldson, 3B4020001.257.348.471
Brandon Moss, DH4000034.246.342.456
Derek Norris, C2000110.269.364.423
Josh Reddick, RF1000010.251.307.426
   a-Jonny Gomes, PH-LF2000011.237.332.340
Alberto Callaspo, 2B3000010.233.298.302
Eric Sogard, SS3000010.216.302.271
Craig Gentry, CF3000010.250.311.282
Jeff Samardzija, P0000000.176.167.265
a-grounded into a double play for Reddick in the 4th
SB - Sam Fuld 2 (19, 2nd base off Street/Conger)
Team LOB - 4
E - Eric Sogard (9, Misplayed grounder)
Oakland Athletics
Jeff Samardzija (L,6-11) 8421090 3.14
WP - Jeff Samardzija (10)
Pitches-Strikes - Jeff Samardzija 102-75
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jeff Samardzija 9-7
Batters Faced - Jeff Samardzija 29
Los Angeles (A.L.) Angels
Kole Calhoun, RF4000010.280.332.458
Mike Trout, DH4000020.288.373.554
Albert Pujols, 1B3110000.278.334.473
Josh Hamilton, CF3000011.266.334.425
Howie Kendrick, 2B3110010.279.335.367
Erick Aybar, SS3021000.287.327.389
David Freese, 3B3000022.252.315.353
   John McDonald, 3B0000000.159.244.174
Hank Conger, C3000023.219.285.318
Collin Cowgill, LF3000000.263.340.376
Cory Rasmus, P0000000.000.000.000
   Michael Roth, P0000000.000.000.000
   Yoslan Herrera, P0000000.000.000.000
   Fernando Salas, P0000000.000.000.000
   Jason Grilli, P0000000.000.000.000
   Kevin Jepsen, P0000000.000.000.000
   Joe Smith, P0000000.000.000.000
   Huston Street, P0000000.000.000.000
RBI - Erick Aybar (57)
Team LOB - 3
DP - Kendrick-Pujols
E - Hank Conger (5, Throwing)
Los Angeles (A.L.) Angels
Cory Rasmus 3100060 2.48
Michael Roth 0.1100210 5.14
Yoslan Herrera (W,1-1) 0.2000000 5.87
Fernando Salas 1000000 2.19
Jason Grilli (H,9) 1000010 3.52
Kevin Jepsen (H,20) 1000010 2.03
Joe Smith (H,16) 1000010 2.07
Huston Street (S,35) 1100010 1.06
IBB - Norris by Michael Roth
Pitches-Strikes - Cory Rasmus 49-32, Michael Roth 25-14, Yoslan Herrera 4-3, Fernando Salas 11-9, Jason Grilli 18-12, Kevin Jepsen 13-8, Joe Smith 12-7, Huston Street 17-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Cory Rasmus 1-2, Yoslan Herrera 1-0, Fernando Salas 1-2, Jason Grilli 1-1, Kevin Jepsen 2-0, Joe Smith 1-1, Huston Street 1-1
Batters Faced - Cory Rasmus 10, Michael Roth 4, Yoslan Herrera 1, Fernando Salas 3, Jason Grilli 3, Kevin Jepsen 3, Joe Smith 3, Huston Street 4
Game Information
Attendance - 44018
Game Time - 2:46
Temperature - 84
Umpires - Home - Will Little, First Base - Gerry Davis, Second Base - Greg Gibson, Third Base - Phil Cuzzi