Trout homers as Angels beat Athletics 2-1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Tyler Skaggs felt so good he even managed to sneak a changeup past a left-handed hitter.

''Which I never do,'' Skaggs said. ''It was one of those things where everything was clicking tonight.''

Skaggs pitched into the seventh inning, Mike Trout homered and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 2-1 on Friday despite a rocky finish for closer Blake Parker.

Skaggs (1-0) tossed 6 1/3 innings of three-hit ball in his first win over the A's in six career starts. The left-hander, who missed 85 games last season due to a strained oblique, allowed only one runner past first base.

It also was Mike Scioscia's 1,571st win, tying him with Hall of Famer and former A's and Angels manager Dick Williams for 21st all-time.

''That's as good as you can pitch,'' Scioscia said. ''Tyler was on top of it all night and finished strong. Got to almost 100 pitches and maintained his stuff.''

Parker nearly let it slip away in the ninth.

He issued a leadoff walk to cleanup hitter Khris Davis and Matt Olson followed with a single to right. After striking out Stephen Piscotty and Matt Chapman, Parker allowed Jonathan Lucroy's RBI single before he got Matt Joyce to ground out to second for the save.

''I think I was a little amped up,'' Parker said. ''Trying to place some pitches instead of letting it rip.''

Japanese two-way player Shohei Ohtani, who singled in his first at-bat in the majors on Thursday, was held out because the A's started a left-hander. Ohtani is scheduled to make his pitching debut Sunday.

Trout homered off Sean Manaea (0-1) in the first. He also reached on a fielder's choice in the ninth and scored from first when left fielder Joyce short-hopped Justin Upton's single and the ball rolled to the fence.

It was Trout's 26th career home run against the A's and 14th at Oakland Coliseum.

''I took some good swings and hit some balls hard,'' Trout said. ''That's always a positive.''

Skaggs and the bullpen made it stand up after Los Angeles lost on opening day in 11 innings after blowing a four-run lead.

''Felt like I threw the ball well tonight,'' Skaggs said. ''It just feels good, especially after my last outing in spring training, just to kind of correct some mechanical problems. I felt great.''

The Angels also helped themselves with a pair of sparkling defensive plays.

Right fielder Kole Calhoun made a diving catch to rob Marcus Semien of a hit leading off the sixth. Catcher Martin Maldonado also picked off Lucroy at first base to end the seventh.

Manaea allowed four hits over 7 2/3 innings with seven strikeouts. He retired 12 straight and 20 of 21 after Trout's home run.

''I was going in and out and up and down, throwing my two-seam for strikes and the changeup was really good today,'' Manaea said. ''I left that changeup up to Trout but other than that everything else was working.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Angels: Leadoff hitter Ian Kinsler started at second base after sitting out the final two games of spring training and Thursday's opener with a groin injury, but left due to fatigue in the ninth. ... Andrew Heaney, on the disabled list with left elbow inflammation, threw a bullpen session before the game.

CELEBRATING 50

The A's held a 20-minute pregame ceremony to honor members of their 50th anniversary team. Hall of Famers Rickey Henderson and Rollie Fingers were among 27 players who attended the event, which featured video tributes from former A's players Yoenis Cespedes, Josh Donaldson, Josh Reddick and Dennis Eckersley.

PUJOLS' NEMESIS

Angels slugger Albert Pujols grounded into a double play and struck out twice in three at-bats against Manaea. He is 0 for 15 in his career against the lefty.

''I grew up watching that guy play and now I get to face him,'' Manaea said.

UP NEXT

Angels: RHP Matt Shoemaker pitches Saturday in his first regular-season start since going down with a season-ending forearm strain June 14.

Athletics: RHP Daniel Mengden is coming off an injury-plagued season after being limited to seven starts a year ago.

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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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    J. Lowrie 2B40100011.333.333.333.6670.5
    K. Davis DH21000101.286.444.7141.1593.0
    M. Olson 1B40100011.222.222.556.7780.5
    S. Piscotty RF40100013.125.222.125.3470.5
    M. Chapman 3B40100024.125.222.125.3470.0
    J. Lucroy C30110001.250.333.250.5833.0
    C. Pinder LF20000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
    b- M. Joyce PH-LF20100002.333.500.5001.0002.0
    • a-grounded out for Smolinski in the 8th
    • b-doubled for Pinder in the 8th
    BATTING
    • HR - M. Trout
    • RBI - M. Trout
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Joyce
    • RBI - J. Lucroy
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Lucroy
    BASERUNNING
    • Picked Off - J. Lucroy
    FIELDING
    • E - M. Joyce
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Skaggs (W, 1-0)6.13000500.000.4727.5
    B. Wood (H, 2)0.21000000.000.60-1.0
    K. Middleton (H, 1)1.01000100.000.432.5
    B. Parker (S, 1)1.02111209.003.007.0
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Skaggs (W, 1-0)6.1
    B. Wood (H, 2)0.2
    K. Middleton (H, 1)1.0
    B. Parker (S, 1)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    S. Manaea (L, 0-1)7.24110711.170.5217.5
    Y. Petit0.10000000.000.430.0
    E. Pagan1.02110009.002.000.0
    PITCHERSIP
    S. Manaea (L, 0-1)7.2
    Y. Petit0.1
    E. Pagan1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - T. Skaggs, B. Wood
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Skaggs 98-60, B. Wood 14-8, K. Middleton 11-9, B. Parker 27-16
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Skaggs 6-8, K. Middleton 1-1, B. Parker 1-0
    • Batters Faced - T. Skaggs 23, B. Wood 3, K. Middleton 4, B. Parker 6
    PITCHING
    • WP - E. Pagan
    • Pitches-Strikes - S. Manaea 95-65, Y. Petit 1-1, E. Pagan 20-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Manaea 6-9, Y. Petit 1-0, E. Pagan 1-2
    • Batters Faced - S. Manaea 26, Y. Petit, E. Pagan 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    L. Valbuena 3B00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    M. Trout CF42111001.100.100.400.5007.0
    J. Upton LF40200000.222.222.222.4442.0
    A. Pujols 1B40000022.222.222.556.778-1.0
    Z. Cozart 3B-2B40000011.300.300.7001.000-0.5
    K. Calhoun RF30000010.375.3751.0001.375-0.5
    A. Simmons SS30200000.429.500.429.9292.0
    C. Young DH30000022.000.000.000.000-1.0
    M. Maldonado C30000011.375.375.500.875-0.5
    Total322611077-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      M. Semien SS40100011.444.500.444.9440.5
      J. Smolinski CF30000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
      a- B. Powell PH-CF10000001.333.333.8331.1670.0
      J. Lowrie 2B40100011.333.333.333.6670.5
      K. Davis DH21000101.286.444.7141.1593.0
      M. Olson 1B40100011.222.222.556.7780.5
      S. Piscotty RF40100013.125.222.125.3470.5
      M. Chapman 3B40100024.125.222.125.3470.0
      J. Lucroy C30110001.250.333.250.5833.0
      C. Pinder LF20000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
      b- M. Joyce PH-LF20100002.333.500.5001.0002.0
      Total3317101817-----
      HITTERSAB
      M. Semien SS4
      J. Smolinski CF3
      a- B. Powell PH-CF1
      J. Lowrie 2B4
      K. Davis DH2
      M. Olson 1B4
      S. Piscotty RF4
      M. Chapman 3B4
      J. Lucroy C3
      C. Pinder LF2
      b- M. Joyce PH-LF2
      Total33
      • a-grounded out for Smolinski in the 8th
      • b-doubled for Pinder in the 8th
      BATTING
      • HR - M. Trout
      • RBI - M. Trout
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Joyce
      • RBI - J. Lucroy
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Lucroy
      BASERUNNING
      • Picked Off - J. Lucroy
      FIELDING
      • E - M. Joyce
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Skaggs (W, 1-0)6.13000500.000.4727.5
      B. Wood (H, 2)0.21000000.000.60-1.0
      K. Middleton (H, 1)1.01000100.000.432.5
      B. Parker (S, 1)1.02111209.003.007.0
      Total9.0711180---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Skaggs (W, 1-0)6.1
      B. Wood (H, 2)0.2
      K. Middleton (H, 1)1.0
      B. Parker (S, 1)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      S. Manaea (L, 0-1)7.24110711.170.5217.5
      Y. Petit0.10000000.000.430.0
      E. Pagan1.02110009.002.000.0
      Total9.0622071---
      PITCHERSIP
      S. Manaea (L, 0-1)7.2
      Y. Petit0.1
      E. Pagan1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - T. Skaggs, B. Wood
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Skaggs 98-60, B. Wood 14-8, K. Middleton 11-9, B. Parker 27-16
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Skaggs 6-8, K. Middleton 1-1, B. Parker 1-0
      • Batters Faced - T. Skaggs 23, B. Wood 3, K. Middleton 4, B. Parker 6
      PITCHING
      • WP - E. Pagan
      • Pitches-Strikes - S. Manaea 95-65, Y. Petit 1-1, E. Pagan 20-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Manaea 6-9, Y. Petit 1-0, E. Pagan 1-2
      • Batters Faced - S. Manaea 26, Y. Petit, E. Pagan 5
      • 9TH INNING
        Lucroy singled to right center, Davis scored, Olson to third21
        Upton singled to deep left, Trout scored, Upton to second on left fielder Joyce fielding error20
      • 1ST INNING
        Trout homered to left10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Emilio Pagan relieved Yusmeiro Petit
        • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Ball, Kinsler singled to left
        • M. Trout: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Trout reached on fielder's choice to third, Kinsler out at second
        • J. Upton: Strike looking, Upton singled to deep left, Trout scored, Upton to second on left fielder Joyce fielding error
        • A. Pujols: Ball, Foul, Ball, Pujols flied out to left
        • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Upton to third on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Cozart lined out to left
        • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
        • Blake Parker relieved Keynan Middleton
        • Luis Valbuena at third
        • K. Davis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Davis walked
        • M. Olson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Olson singled to right, Davis to second
        • S. Piscotty: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Chapman struck out on foul tip
        • J. Lucroy: Lucroy singled to right center, Davis scored, Olson to third
        • M. Joyce: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Joyce grounded out to second
        • End of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • S. Manaea Pitching:
        • K. Calhoun: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Calhoun grounded out to first
        • A. Simmons: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Simmons singled to right
        • C. Young: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Young struck out swinging
        • Yusmeiro Petit relieved Sean Manaea
        • M. Maldonado: Pickoff attempt, Maldonado grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Keynan Middleton relieved Blake Wood
        • Matt Joyce hit for Chad Pinder
        • M. Joyce: Foul, Joyce doubled to deep left
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Semien struck out swinging
        • Boog Powell hit for Jake Smolinski
        • B. Powell: Strike looking, Ball, Powell grounded out to first, Joyce to third
        • J. Lowrie: Strike swinging, Lowrie flied out to left
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • S. Manaea Pitching:
        • J. Upton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Upton flied out to shallow center
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Pujols struck out swinging
        • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Cozart flied out to center
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • M. Olson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Olson flied out to deep center
        • Blake Wood relieved Tyler Skaggs
        • S. Piscotty: Ball, Piscotty flied out to right
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Chapman singled to left
        • J. Lucroy: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Lucroy hit by pitch, Chapman to second
        • C. Pinder: Foul, Ball, Ball, Lucroy picked off at first, catcher to first
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • S. Manaea Pitching:
        • M. Maldonado: Ball, Strike swinging, Maldonado grounded out to third
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Ball, Kinsler grounded out to third
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Trout flied out to center
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Semien lined out to right
        • J. Smolinski: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Smolinski struck out swinging
        • J. Lowrie: Foul, Lowrie singled to center
        • K. Davis: Davis flied out to center
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • S. Manaea Pitching:
        • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cozart lined out to left
        • K. Calhoun: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Calhoun struck out looking
        • A. Simmons: Strike swinging, Foul, Simmons singled to center
        • C. Young: Foul, Ball, Young grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • S. Piscotty: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Piscotty reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • M. Chapman: Foul, Ball, Chapman flied out to right
        • J. Lucroy: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Lucroy flied out to deep left
        • C. Pinder: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pinder grounded bunt out to pitcher
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • S. Manaea Pitching:
        • M. Trout: Ball, Trout lined out to center
        • J. Upton: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Upton lined out to center
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pujols struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • J. Lowrie: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Lowrie struck out swinging
        • K. Davis: Strike swinging, Ball, Davis grounded out to third
        • M. Olson: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Olson struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • S. Manaea Pitching:
        • C. Young: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul tip, Young struck out on foul tip
        • M. Maldonado: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Maldonado struck out swinging
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Foul, Kinsler flied out to center
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Lucroy grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Pinder: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pinder struck out swinging
        • M. Semien: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Semien singled to left
        • J. Smolinski: Ball, Ball, Smolinski popped out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • S. Manaea Pitching:
        • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cozart struck out swinging
        • K. Calhoun: Ball, Ball, Foul, Calhoun grounded out to first
        • A. Simmons: Ball, Strike swinging, Simmons popped out to second
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • K. Davis: Strike swinging, Ball, Davis hit by pitch
        • M. Olson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Olson grounded out to first, Davis to second
        • S. Piscotty: Ball, Foul, Piscotty grounded out to second, Davis to third
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Chapman struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • S. Manaea Pitching:
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Ball, Kinsler fouled out to first
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Trout homered to left
        • J. Upton: Upton singled to right
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pujols grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Upton out at second
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Semien grounded out to third
        • J. Smolinski: Ball, Foul, Foul, Smolinski flied out to right
        • J. Lowrie: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Lowrie lined out to right
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)