Harvey solid in debut, Angels rally to beat A's 6-2

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Matt Harvey was one hanging curveball away from looking start-to-finish like the ace he had been with the New York Mets.

Khris Davis belted that misfired breaking ball into the left field seats, but a big hit from Andrelton Simmons ensured Harvey's first start with the Angels was an enjoyable one.

Harvey pitched solidly in his Angels debut, Andrelton Simmons hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning and Los Angeles beat the Oakland Athletics 6-2 on Friday night for its first victory under new manager Brad Ausmus.

''He was really, really good,'' Ausmus said of Harvey. ''He used all of his pitches, his velocity was up in the mid-90s, he threw some really good curveballs. I liked the fire that he showed.''

Mike Trout doubled in two runs, Kole Calhoun had an RBI single and Justin Bour drew a bases-loaded walk to spark an Angels offense that failed to score over the first 16 innings of the season.

Harvey was coming off an uneven spring but was sharp in his first start since signing an $11 million, one-year deal with the Angels in December. The former Mets ace allowed two runs and four hits in six innings. He pushed his fastball over 95 mph while walking three and striking out one.

''We won this game against that kind of offense because he kept them off the board,'' said catcher Jonathan Lucroy, who signed with the Angels this offseason. ''I was in that lineup last year, I know how good that lineup is. Him only giving up two runs to them, that's pretty impressive.''

Harvey was at his best after giving up two walks and an infield single in the fifth. He struck out Ramon Laureano on three pitches and got Nick Hundley to ground into a double play.

''That was the big point of the game for me,'' Harvey said. ''To get through that with no runs ... that's what I remember from when I was good.''

Davis homered for the second straight day, but the A's normally reliable bullpen didn't hold the lead. Davis, who led the majors with 48 home runs in 2018, has three in four games.

The Angels managed two hits off starter Marco Estrada and reliever Lou Trivino before scoring four times in the eighth.

Lucroy and Brian Goodwin singled off reliever Joakim Soria (0-1). After Calhoun doubled in Lucroy, Trout was intentionally walked to load the bases. Ryan Buchter replaced Soria and walked Bour to force in a run. Simmons, who was hitless in the opener Thursday, followed with a sharp single to right-center off Liam Hendriks to score Calhoun and Trout.

''I threw one quality strike,'' Soria said. ''One quality pitch. They're going to make you pay if you don't throw quality pitches. I threw just five pitches and I gave them four runs.''

Trout hit a two-run double off Fernando Rodney in the ninth.

Hansel Robles (1-0) retired three batters. Ty Buttrey pitched a scoreless eighth and Cody Allen worked the ninth.

Estrada allowed two hits over six innings, struck out three and walked two.

MORALES MAKES A'S DEBUT

Kendrys Morales walked and singled in four plate appearances in his first game with the A's since being acquired from Toronto on Wednesday. Morales gives Oakland manager Bob Melvin much-needed flexibility with his lineup after losing Gold Glove first baseman Matt Olson for at least a month due to a hand injury.

PICKING UP THE HARDWARE

Melvin was presented with his manager of the year award during a pregame ceremony. Third baseman Matt Chapman and Olson received their Gold Gloves, while Davis was given a trophy for being the majors' top designated hitter.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Angels: OF Justin Upton will miss eight to 12 weeks after being diagnosed with turf toe in his left foot. Upton was injured after running into the outfield wall chasing a flyball Sunday during an exhibition game. The Angels placed Upton on the injured list Thursday with hopes of a quick return. ''It's certainly not ideal,'' Ausmus said.

UP NEXT

LHP Brett Anderson makes his first start of the season for Oakland on Saturday night while Los Angeles counters with RHP Felix Pena. Anderson is coming off a strong spring when he had a 2.87 ERA. Pena was 3-5 in 2018.

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  • W: H. Robles (1-0)L: J. Soria (0-1)
  • HR: OAK - K. Davis (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Calhoun RF52210010.375.444.500.9445.5
M. Trout CF41220100.429.556.5711.1277.0
J. Bour 1B30010211.000.222.000.2222.5
A. Simmons SS40220002.286.375.286.6614.0
A. Pujols DH30000102.000.250.000.2501.0
Z. Cozart 3B40000004.000.000.000.0000.0
T. La Stella 2B30000000.167.167.333.5000.0
D. Fletcher 2B101000001.0001.0001.0002.0001.0
J. Lucroy C41100001.167.286.167.4522.0
B. Goodwin LF42200010.500.500.5001.0003.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    R. Grossman LF30000111.300.364.300.6640.5
    M. Chapman 3B41200001.313.421.6251.0464.0
    S. Piscotty RF40000003.188.278.438.7150.0
    K. Davis DH41221001.294.333.8241.1578.0
    K. Morales 1B30100111.333.500.333.8331.5
    J. Profar 2B30000101.176.222.353.5751.0
    M. Semien SS30100100.429.529.6431.1722.0
    R. Laureano CF40000034.118.118.118.235-1.5
    N. Hundley C30100003.143.143.143.2861.0
    a- C. Pinder PH10000001.231.214.385.5990.0
    • a-popped out for Hundley in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - K. Calhoun, M. Trout
    • RBI - K. Calhoun, M. Trout 2 (2), J. Bour, A. Simmons 2 (2)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Trout 2 (2)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Bour, Z. Cozart 4 (4)
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Chapman (2)
    • HR - K. Davis (3)
    • RBI - K. Davis 2 (7)
    • 2-Out RBI - K. Davis 2 (6)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Grossman, K. Davis, K. Morales, J. Profar, C. Pinder
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Cozart-La Stella-Bour; Cozart-Fletcher-Bour)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 3 (Semien-Profar-Morales; Chapman-Profar-Morales; Profar-Semien-Morales)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Harvey6.04223113.001.1712.5
    H. Robles (W, 1-0)1.01000200.001.0010.0
    T. Buttrey (H, 1)1.02000100.002.001.5
    C. Allen1.00001100.001.002.5
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Harvey6.0
    H. Robles (W, 1-0)1.0
    T. Buttrey (H, 1)1.0
    C. Allen1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Estrada6.02002302.450.8218.5
    L. Trivino (H, 1)1.00000000.000.503.0
    J. Soria (L, 0-1)0.034410022.504.50-13.0
    R. Buchter (BS, 1)0.000010013.504.50-1.0
    L. Hendriks1.01000003.001.332.0
    F. Rodney1.04220006.752.63-3.0
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Estrada6.0
    L. Trivino (H, 1)1.0
    J. Soria (L, 0-1)0.0
    R. Buchter (BS, 1)0.0
    L. Hendriks1.0
    F. Rodney1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Harvey 89-58, H. Robles 18-12, T. Buttrey 16-13, C. Allen 16-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Harvey 8-8, T. Buttrey 1-0
    • Batters Faced - M. Harvey 24, H. Robles 4, T. Buttrey 4, C. Allen 4
    PITCHING
    • WP - M. Estrada
    • IBB - J. Soria
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Estrada 77-46, L. Trivino 11-8, J. Soria 5-5, R. Buchter 5-1, L. Hendriks 10-7, F. Rodney 28-18
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Estrada 3-12, L. Hendriks 2-0, F. Rodney 2-0
    • Batters Faced - M. Estrada 22, L. Trivino 3, J. Soria 4, R. Buchter, L. Hendriks 3, F. Rodney 6
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    K. Calhoun RF52210010.375.444.500.9445.5
    M. Trout CF41220100.429.556.5711.1277.0
    J. Bour 1B30010211.000.222.000.2222.5
    A. Simmons SS40220002.286.375.286.6614.0
    A. Pujols DH30000102.000.250.000.2501.0
    Z. Cozart 3B40000004.000.000.000.0000.0
    T. La Stella 2B30000000.167.167.333.5000.0
    D. Fletcher 2B101000001.0001.0001.0002.0001.0
    J. Lucroy C41100001.167.286.167.4522.0
    B. Goodwin LF42200010.500.500.5001.0003.5
    Total35610604310-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      R. Grossman LF30000111.300.364.300.6640.5
      M. Chapman 3B41200001.313.421.6251.0464.0
      S. Piscotty RF40000003.188.278.438.7150.0
      K. Davis DH41221001.294.333.8241.1578.0
      K. Morales 1B30100111.333.500.333.8331.5
      J. Profar 2B30000101.176.222.353.5751.0
      M. Semien SS30100100.429.529.6431.1722.0
      R. Laureano CF40000034.118.118.118.235-1.5
      N. Hundley C30100003.143.143.143.2861.0
      a- C. Pinder PH10000001.231.214.385.5990.0
      Total3227214516-----
      • a-popped out for Hundley in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - K. Calhoun, M. Trout
      • RBI - K. Calhoun, M. Trout 2 (2), J. Bour, A. Simmons 2 (2)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Trout 2 (2)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Bour, Z. Cozart 4 (4)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Chapman (2)
      • HR - K. Davis (3)
      • RBI - K. Davis 2 (7)
      • 2-Out RBI - K. Davis 2 (6)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Grossman, K. Davis, K. Morales, J. Profar, C. Pinder
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Cozart-La Stella-Bour; Cozart-Fletcher-Bour)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 3 (Semien-Profar-Morales; Chapman-Profar-Morales; Profar-Semien-Morales)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Harvey6.04223113.001.1712.5
      H. Robles (W, 1-0)1.01000200.001.0010.0
      T. Buttrey (H, 1)1.02000100.002.001.5
      C. Allen1.00001100.001.002.5
      Total9.0722451---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Harvey6.0
      H. Robles (W, 1-0)1.0
      T. Buttrey (H, 1)1.0
      C. Allen1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Estrada6.02002302.450.8218.5
      L. Trivino (H, 1)1.00000000.000.503.0
      J. Soria (L, 0-1)0.034410022.504.50-13.0
      R. Buchter (BS, 1)0.000010013.504.50-1.0
      L. Hendriks1.01000003.001.332.0
      F. Rodney1.04220006.752.63-3.0
      Total9.01066430---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Estrada6.0
      L. Trivino (H, 1)1.0
      J. Soria (L, 0-1)0.0
      R. Buchter (BS, 1)0.0
      L. Hendriks1.0
      F. Rodney1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Harvey 89-58, H. Robles 18-12, T. Buttrey 16-13, C. Allen 16-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Harvey 8-8, T. Buttrey 1-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Harvey 24, H. Robles 4, T. Buttrey 4, C. Allen 4
      PITCHING
      • WP - M. Estrada
      • IBB - J. Soria
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Estrada 77-46, L. Trivino 11-8, J. Soria 5-5, R. Buchter 5-1, L. Hendriks 10-7, F. Rodney 28-18
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Estrada 3-12, L. Hendriks 2-0, F. Rodney 2-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Estrada 22, L. Trivino 3, J. Soria 4, R. Buchter, L. Hendriks 3, F. Rodney 6
      • 9TH INNING
        Trout doubled to deep right center, Goodwin and Calhoun scored62
      • 8TH INNING
        Simmons singled to center, Calhoun and Trout scored, Bour to second42
        Bour walked, Goodwin scored, Calhoun to third, Trout to second22
        Calhoun doubled to deep center, Lucroy scored, Goodwin to third12
      • 6TH INNING
        Davis homered to left, Chapman scored02
      • 9TH INNING
        • Fernando Rodney relieved Liam Hendriks
        • D. Fletcher: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Fletcher singled to left
        • J. Lucroy: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Lucroy grounded out to shortstop, Fletcher out at second
        • B. Goodwin: Strike swinging, Ball, Goodwin singled to center
        • K. Calhoun: Ball, Strike swinging, Calhoun reached on an infield single to second, Goodwin to second
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Trout doubled to deep right center, Goodwin and Calhoun scored
        • J. Bour: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Bour grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Cody Allen relieved Ty Buttrey
        • J. Profar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Profar fouled out to catcher
        • M. Semien: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Semien walked
        • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Laureano struck out swinging
        • Chad Pinder hit for Nick Hundley
        • C. Pinder: Pinder popped out to first
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Joakim Soria relieved Lou Trivino
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Lucroy singled to center
        • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Goodwin singled to right, Lucroy to second
        • K. Calhoun: Calhoun doubled to deep center, Lucroy scored, Goodwin to third
        • M. Trout: Trout intentionally walked
        • Ryan Buchter relieved Joakim Soria
        • J. Bour: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bour walked, Goodwin scored, Calhoun to third, Trout to second
        • Liam Hendriks relieved Ryan Buchter
        • A. Simmons: Foul, Simmons singled to center, Calhoun and Trout scored, Bour to second
        • A. Pujols: Pujols grounded out to second, Bour to third, Simmons out at second
        • Z. Cozart: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Cozart grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 8th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Ty Buttrey relieved Hansel Robles
        • David Fletcher at second base
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Chapman reached on an infield single to first
        • S. Piscotty: Piscotty grounded out to second, Chapman out at second
        • K. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Davis singled to left
        • K. Morales: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Morales struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Lou Trivino relieved Marco Estrada
        • A. Pujols: Ball, Pujols popped out to second
        • Z. Cozart: Ball, Cozart flied out to left
        • T. La Stella: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, La Stella popped out to third
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Hansel Robles relieved Matt Harvey
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Semien fouled out to third
        • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Laureano struck out swinging
        • N. Hundley: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hundley singled to left
        • R. Grossman: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Grossman struck out looking
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • K. Calhoun: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
        • M. Trout: Ball, Strike swinging, Trout singled to left
        • J. Bour: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bour walked, Trout to second
        • A. Simmons: Simmons grounded out to second, Bour out at second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Harvey Pitching:
        • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Grossman flied out to left
        • M. Chapman: Foul, Chapman doubled to deep right center
        • S. Piscotty: Piscotty flied out to center
        • K. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Davis homered to left, Chapman scored
        • K. Morales: Foul, Morales singled to center
        • J. Profar: Profar grounded out to first
        • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • T. La Stella: Strike looking, Ball, La Stella flied out to left
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Lucroy flied out to left
        • B. Goodwin: Foul, Goodwin lined out to right
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Harvey Pitching:
        • K. Morales: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Morales walked
        • J. Profar: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Profar walked, Morales to second
        • M. Semien: Foul, Semien reached on an infield single to pitcher, Morales to third, Profar to second
        • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Laureano struck out swinging
        • N. Hundley: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hundley grounded out to second, Semien out at second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Calhoun grounded out to second
        • M. Trout: Ball, Trout flied out to deep center
        • J. Bour: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Bour struck out, reached on wild pitch
        • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Simmons singled to left, Bour to second
        • A. Pujols: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pujols walked, Bour to third, Simmons to second
        • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cozart grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Pujols out at second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Harvey Pitching:
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Chapman grounded out to pitcher
        • S. Piscotty: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Piscotty grounded out to third
        • K. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Davis popped out to second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • T. La Stella: Ball, Strike looking, La Stella flied out to center
        • J. Lucroy: Ball, Strike looking, Lucroy popped out to shortstop
        • B. Goodwin: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Goodwin struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Harvey Pitching:
        • R. Laureano: Ball, Strike looking, Laureano grounded out to shortstop
        • N. Hundley: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Hundley grounded out to shortstop
        • R. Grossman: Grossman grounded out to second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • A. Simmons: Strike swinging, Simmons popped out to second
        • A. Pujols: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Pujols flied out to center
        • Z. Cozart: Cozart flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Harvey Pitching:
        • K. Morales: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Morales grounded out to third
        • J. Profar: Profar popped out to shortstop
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Semien flied out to center
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • K. Calhoun: Strike swinging, Ball, Calhoun flied out to deep right
        • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Trout fouled out to first
        • J. Bour: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bour popped out to catcher
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Harvey Pitching:
        • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Grossman walked
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Chapman flied out to deep right
        • S. Piscotty: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Piscotty fouled out to first
        • K. Davis: Davis flied out to deep center
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)