Trout, Cozart each drive in 2 as Angels top A's, 8-3

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) A new team. A couple of new positions. A different spot in the batting order.

Welcome to Zack Cozart's first week with the Los Angeles Angels.

"A little different," Cozart said.

If all the upheaval is bothering the veteran infielder, it's hard to tell.

Cozart had two hits and two RBIs, Mike Trout also drove in two runs and the Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 8-3 on Saturday.

Los Angeles finished with 12 hits. Albert Pujols had two hits and two RBIs, and No. 9 batter Rene Rivera had two hits and scored two runs.

Cozart, who signed a $38 million, three-year deal with Los Angeles in free agency, helped the Angels get off to a fast start. He tripled and scored on Trout's double in the first. He also hit a two-run double in a three-run sixth as Los Angeles jumped out a 7-0 lead.

Cozart played shortstop during his first seven seasons with Cincinnati. But he started at second on opening day and played third and second in Los Angeles' second game before starting at second again on Saturday after Ian Kinsler went on the disabled list with a groin injury.

Cozart is batting .357 (5 for 14) with four extra-base hits with his new team.

"It says a lot for Zack, it says a lot for his ability and it says a lot for his talent," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "He made a great transition to third base and at second base he's making a seamless transition."

Cozart turned a double play in the bottom of the fourth.

"Probably the hardest thing about second is the double play," Cozart said. "You're blind making that throw when you first catch it."

Angels right-hander Matt Shoemaker (1-0) gave up three runs and four hits in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out four and walked four while improving to 5-0 with a 2.38 ERA in his last seven starts against Oakland.

Shoemaker got two quick outs in the sixth on three pitches. Then he walked Jed Lowrie on four pitches, the first of five straight batters to reach in a three-run inning.

"Being honest, that's atrocious," Shoemaker said. "I've got to find a way to re-focus in, bear down. I thought I was doing that, I just missed the zone."

A's starter Daniel Mengden (0-1) was charged with six runs, five earned, and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings. He also threw two wild pitches.

"I thought he threw the ball well," A's catcher Bruce Maxwell said. "His command was there. There were some mishaps behind the plate that were my fault. It's on me that the game was out of reach more than it should have. He showed a lot of poise on the mound."

Oakland stranded nine runners, including five in scoring position.

WORTH NOTING

Scioscia moved past former A's and Angels manager Dick Williams for 21st all-time with his 1,572nd win. ... The A's acquired RHP Josh Lucas from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for RHP Casey Meisner. The A's optioned Lucas to Triple-A Nashville. ... Angels RHP Luke Bard pitched a scoreless ninth in his major league debut.

HE SAID

"There's not a ton to go on. Our reports from Japan are that he could be upwards of 100 mph, with a good split and he knows what he's doing. We'll get a first-hand look at it tomorrow, but usually you have a better idea going to the plate what you're going to see. In this case, maybe not so much." - A's manager Bob Melvin on facing two-way Japanese star Shohei Ohtani on Sunday.

LABOR LEADER HONORED

The A's honored civil rights activist and labor leader Cesar Chavez on what would have been his 91st birthday, a state holiday in California. About 200 of his relatives attended the game.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Angels: Kinsler was placed on the DL with a groin sprain. INF Nolan Fontana was promoted from the minors.

Athletics: OF Matt Joyce (ankle soreness) was in Saturday's lineup as the DH.

UP NEXT

Ohtani makes his major league pitching debut in Sunday's series finale. He'll be opposed by RHP Daniel Gossett.

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PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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Z. Cozart 2B42220011.357.400.8571.2579.5
M. Trout CF52320012.267.267.600.86710.5
J. Upton LF51110014.214.214.286.5003.5
A. Pujols DH50220002.286.286.571.8575.0
K. Calhoun RF50000015.231.231.615.846-0.5
A. Simmons SS50110002.333.385.333.7182.0
L. Valbuena 3B50100001.100.100.100.2001.0
J. Marte 1B31000101.000.250.000.2502.0
R. Rivera C42200021.500.500.7501.2504.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Joyce DH50000012.182.308.273.580-0.5
    M. Semien SS50100011.357.400.429.8291.5
    J. Lowrie 2B41100111.308.357.308.6652.5
    K. Davis LF31200110.400.538.9001.4385.5
    M. Olson 1B21000223.182.308.455.7622.0
    S. Piscotty RF40120012.167.231.167.3972.5
    M. Chapman 3B30210100.273.385.364.7485.0
    B. Powell CF40000024.200.200.500.700-1.0
    B. Maxwell C40100001.250.250.250.5001.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - Z. Cozart (2), M. Trout 2 (2), J. Upton, A. Pujols, R. Rivera
      • 3B - Z. Cozart
      • RBI - Z. Cozart 2 (3), M. Trout 2 (3), J. Upton, A. Pujols 2 (3), A. Simmons (2)
      • 2-Out RBI - Z. Cozart 2 (2), M. Trout, A. Pujols, A. Simmons
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Semien, K. Davis 2 (2), M. Chapman
      • RBI - S. Piscotty 2 (2), M. Chapman
      • 2-Out RBI - S. Piscotty 2 (2), M. Chapman
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - M. Trout
      FIELDING
      • E - M. Semien
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Shoemaker (W, 1-0)5.24334404.761.4113.0
      C. Bedrosian0.110001013.506.00-0.5
      J. Alvarez0.22000000.002.00-2.0
      J. Johnson (H, 1)1.10001200.000.433.0
      L. Bard1.01000200.001.003.0
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Shoemaker (W, 1-0)5.2
      C. Bedrosian0.1
      J. Alvarez0.2
      J. Johnson (H, 1)1.1
      L. Bard1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Mengden (L, 0-1)5.27651507.941.41-0.5
      L. Hendriks0.121100027.006.00-3.0
      D. Coulombe1.01000000.001.002.0
      E. Pagan2.02110106.001.333.5
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Mengden (L, 0-1)5.2
      L. Hendriks0.1
      D. Coulombe1.0
      E. Pagan2.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Shoemaker 90-54, C. Bedrosian 7-5, J. Alvarez 13-9, J. Johnson 29-17, L. Bard 15-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Shoemaker 5-7, J. Alvarez 2-0, J. Johnson 2-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Shoemaker 24, C. Bedrosian 2, J. Alvarez 4, J. Johnson 5, L. Bard 4
      PITCHING
      • WP - D. Mengden 2 (2), L. Hendriks
      • HBP - E. Pagan
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Mengden 100-69, L. Hendriks 13-7, D. Coulombe 10-6, E. Pagan 30-20
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Mengden 7-7, D. Coulombe 3-0, E. Pagan 1-4
      • Batters Faced - D. Mengden 27, L. Hendriks 3, D. Coulombe 4, E. Pagan 9
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      Z. Cozart 2B42220011.357.400.8571.2579.5
      M. Trout CF52320012.267.267.600.86710.5
      J. Upton LF51110014.214.214.286.5003.5
      A. Pujols DH50220002.286.286.571.8575.0
      K. Calhoun RF50000015.231.231.615.846-0.5
      A. Simmons SS50110002.333.385.333.7182.0
      L. Valbuena 3B50100001.100.100.100.2001.0
      J. Marte 1B31000101.000.250.000.2502.0
      R. Rivera C42200021.500.500.7501.2504.0
      Total41812801619-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        M. Joyce DH50000012.182.308.273.580-0.5
        M. Semien SS50100011.357.400.429.8291.5
        J. Lowrie 2B41100111.308.357.308.6652.5
        K. Davis LF31200110.400.538.9001.4385.5
        M. Olson 1B21000223.182.308.455.7622.0
        S. Piscotty RF40120012.167.231.167.3972.5
        M. Chapman 3B30210100.273.385.364.7485.0
        B. Powell CF40000024.200.200.500.700-1.0
        B. Maxwell C40100001.250.250.250.5001.0
        Total3438305914-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - Z. Cozart (2), M. Trout 2 (2), J. Upton, A. Pujols, R. Rivera
          • 3B - Z. Cozart
          • RBI - Z. Cozart 2 (3), M. Trout 2 (3), J. Upton, A. Pujols 2 (3), A. Simmons (2)
          • 2-Out RBI - Z. Cozart 2 (2), M. Trout, A. Pujols, A. Simmons
          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Semien, K. Davis 2 (2), M. Chapman
          • RBI - S. Piscotty 2 (2), M. Chapman
          • 2-Out RBI - S. Piscotty 2 (2), M. Chapman
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - M. Trout
          FIELDING
          • E - M. Semien
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Shoemaker (W, 1-0)5.24334404.761.4113.0
          C. Bedrosian0.110001013.506.00-0.5
          J. Alvarez0.22000000.002.00-2.0
          J. Johnson (H, 1)1.10001200.000.433.0
          L. Bard1.01000200.001.003.0
          Total9.0833590---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Shoemaker (W, 1-0)5.2
          C. Bedrosian0.1
          J. Alvarez0.2
          J. Johnson (H, 1)1.1
          L. Bard1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Mengden (L, 0-1)5.27651507.941.41-0.5
          L. Hendriks0.121100027.006.00-3.0
          D. Coulombe1.01000000.001.002.0
          E. Pagan2.02110106.001.333.5
          Total9.01287160---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Mengden (L, 0-1)5.2
          L. Hendriks0.1
          D. Coulombe1.0
          E. Pagan2.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Shoemaker 90-54, C. Bedrosian 7-5, J. Alvarez 13-9, J. Johnson 29-17, L. Bard 15-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Shoemaker 5-7, J. Alvarez 2-0, J. Johnson 2-0
          • Batters Faced - M. Shoemaker 24, C. Bedrosian 2, J. Alvarez 4, J. Johnson 5, L. Bard 4
          PITCHING
          • WP - D. Mengden 2 (2), L. Hendriks
          • HBP - E. Pagan
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Mengden 100-69, L. Hendriks 13-7, D. Coulombe 10-6, E. Pagan 30-20
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Mengden 7-7, D. Coulombe 3-0, E. Pagan 1-4
          • Batters Faced - D. Mengden 27, L. Hendriks 3, D. Coulombe 4, E. Pagan 9
          • 9TH INNING
            Simmons singled to center, Upton scored83
          • 6TH INNING
            Chapman doubled to deep right, Olson scored, Piscotty to third73
            Piscotty singled to left, Lowrie and Davis scored, Olson to second72
            Trout singled to right, Cozart scored70
            Cozart doubled to deep right center, Marte and Rivera scored60
          • 5TH INNING
            Pujols doubled to deep center, Trout scored40
          • 3RD INNING
            Pujols singled to center, Trout scored, Upton to second30
            Upton safe at first on shortstop Semien fielding error, Rivera scored, Trout to second20
          • 1ST INNING
            Trout doubled to deep right, Cozart scored10
          • 9TH INNING
            • E. Pagan Pitching:
            • J. Upton: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Upton doubled to left center
            • A. Pujols: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pujols popped out to third
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Calhoun lined out to shortstop
            • A. Simmons: Simmons singled to center, Upton scored
            • L. Valbuena: Foul, Foul, Ball, Valbuena flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Luke Bard relieved Jim Johnson
            • B. Maxwell: Ball, Foul, Maxwell singled to right
            • M. Joyce: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Joyce struck out swinging
            • M. Semien: Semien flied out to right
            • J. Lowrie: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Lowrie struck out swinging
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • D. Coulombe Pitching:
            • L. Valbuena: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Valbuena singled to center
            • Emilio Pagan relieved Danny Coulombe
            • J. Marte: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Marte popped out to first
            • R. Rivera: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Rivera struck out swinging
            • Z. Cozart: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Cozart hit by pitch, Valbuena to second
            • M. Trout: Strike looking, Trout reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Cozart out at second
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Johnson Pitching:
            • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Piscotty grounded out to second
            • M. Chapman: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Chapman grounded out to shortstop
            • B. Powell: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Powell struck out looking
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Danny Coulombe relieved Liam Hendriks
            • A. Pujols: Ball, Pujols grounded out to third
            • K. Calhoun: Calhoun grounded out to second
            • A. Simmons: Ball, Strike looking, Simmons grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Jose Alvarez relieved Cam Bedrosian
            • B. Maxwell: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Maxwell grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Joyce: Joyce grounded out to first
            • M. Semien: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Semien doubled to deep left
            • J. Lowrie: Foul, Lowrie reached on an infield single to shortstop, Semien to third
            • Jim Johnson relieved Jose Alvarez
            • K. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Davis walked, Lowrie to second
            • M. Olson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Olson struck out looking
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • D. Mengden Pitching:
            • A. Simmons: Ball, Foul, Simmons lined out to second
            • L. Valbuena: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Valbuena grounded out to first
            • J. Marte: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Marte walked
            • R. Rivera: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Rivera singled to center, Marte to second
            • Liam Hendriks relieved Daniel Mengden
            • Z. Cozart: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Marte to third on wild pitch, Cozart doubled to deep right center, Marte and Rivera scored
            • M. Trout: Trout singled to right, Cozart scored
            • J. Upton: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Upton flied out to left
            • Middle of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Shoemaker Pitching:
            • M. Joyce: Joyce flied out to deep center
            • M. Semien: Strike looking, Semien grounded out to third
            • J. Lowrie: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lowrie walked
            • K. Davis: Strike looking, Davis doubled to deep left, Lowrie to third
            • M. Olson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Olson walked
            • S. Piscotty: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Piscotty singled to left, Lowrie and Davis scored, Olson to second
            • Cam Bedrosian relieved Matt Shoemaker
            • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Chapman doubled to deep right, Olson scored, Piscotty to third
            • B. Powell: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Powell struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • D. Mengden Pitching:
            • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Cozart lined out to center
            • M. Trout: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Trout doubled to deep left
            • J. Upton: Ball, Trout stole third, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Upton struck out swinging
            • A. Pujols: Pujols doubled to deep center, Trout scored
            • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Ball, Calhoun popped out to third
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Shoemaker Pitching:
            • M. Chapman: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Chapman walked
            • B. Powell: Foul, Powell grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Chapman out at second
            • B. Maxwell: Ball, Maxwell grounded out to second
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • D. Mengden Pitching:
            • L. Valbuena: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Valbuena flied out to right
            • J. Marte: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Marte grounded out to third
            • R. Rivera: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Rivera struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Shoemaker Pitching:
            • M. Semien: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Semien struck out looking
            • J. Lowrie: Ball, Lowrie lined out to first
            • K. Davis: Ball, Foul, Davis doubled to left center
            • M. Olson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Olson walked
            • S. Piscotty: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • D. Mengden Pitching:
            • R. Rivera: Rivera doubled to deep left
            • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cozart struck out swinging
            • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Rivera to third on wild pitch, Foul, Ball, Foul, Trout struck out, reached on wild pitch
            • J. Upton: Upton safe at first on shortstop Semien fielding error, Rivera scored, Trout to second
            • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pujols singled to center, Trout scored, Upton to second
            • K. Calhoun: Foul, Calhoun popped out to shortstop
            • A. Simmons: Ball, Foul, Simmons lined out to left
            • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
            • M. Shoemaker Pitching:
            • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Chapman reached on an infield single to third
            • B. Powell: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Powell flied out to right
            • B. Maxwell: Maxwell lined out to third
            • M. Joyce: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Joyce flied out to deep right
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • D. Mengden Pitching:
            • A. Simmons: Ball, Simmons grounded out to shortstop
            • L. Valbuena: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Valbuena grounded out to first
            • J. Marte: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Marte grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Shoemaker Pitching:
            • K. Davis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • M. Olson: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Olson struck out swinging
            • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Piscotty grounded out to third
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • D. Mengden Pitching:
            • Z. Cozart: Ball, Cozart tripled to deep right
            • M. Trout: Ball, Strike swinging, Trout doubled to deep right, Cozart scored
            • J. Upton: Strike looking, Ball, Upton grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Pujols popped out to first
            • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Shoemaker Pitching:
            • M. Joyce: Joyce flied out to center
            • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Semien lined out to center
            • J. Lowrie: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Lowrie grounded out to third
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)