The Oakland Athletics were ahead 3-2 heading into the bottom of the eighth inning but they allowed the Angels to score three runs in the bottom of the inning and pull away for the 5-3 victory. Alan Embree was charged with all three runs in the eighth inning for the A’s and took the loss and is now 1-3 on the season. Embree gave up a rbi single to Vladimir Guerrero and then a two run home run to Garret Anderson.
A’s starting pitcher Rich Harden only pitched five innings as he was pulled after giving up five hits and two runs. Brad Ziegler did a good job as he pitched two innings of scoreless relief after Harden left the game.
The A’s had three seperate plates with one rbi each in the game. Mark Ellis hit a solo home run in the eighth inning while Bobby Crosby and Ryan Sweeney both had rbi singles early in the game. A’s just needed a little bit more offense to pull out the victory.
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