2, Athletics 1 (14)
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[June 11, 2014]
Angels 2, Athletics 1 (14): Collin
Cowgill belted a solo homer with two outs in the 14th inning as host Los
Angeles outlasted Oakland to extend its winning streak to five games.
Cowgill capped a 3-for-6 performance by lining a 1-2 offering
from Jeff Francis (0-1) over the left-field fence for his fifth
blast of the season. Josh Hamilton collected two hits and an RBI,
Mike Trout went 1-for-3 to extend his home hitting streak to 11
games and Cory Rasmus (2-0) notched the victory with two perfect
innings of relief.
Nick Punto and Derek Norris recorded two hits apiece while Jed
Lowrie drove in the lone run for the Athletics, who are 4-4 on their
nine-game road trip. Oakland has lost two straight to Los Angeles
after winning five of the first six meetings between the American
League West rivals.
The Angels snapped a scoreless tie in the sixth on Hamilton's single
that plated Trout, who drew a leadoff walk. Oakland right fielder
Brandon Moss kept the deficit at one by throwing out Albert Pujols
at the plate on the play after the slugger ran through the stop sign
from the third-base coach.
Oakland pulled even in the eighth as Punto led off with a double and
moved to third on a groundout before scoring on Lowrie's sacrifice
fly. Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes kept the game deadlocked
in the bottom of the frame by nailing Howie Kendrick at home after
booting Trout's double into the corner.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: Oakland 3B Josh Donaldson committed his 13th error of
the season, tying Pittsburgh 3B Pedro Alvarez and Washington SS Ian
Desmond for the major-league lead. ... Oakland LHP Drew Pomeranz
allowed an unearned run and four hits over seven innings, while Los
Angeles LHP Hector Santiago limited the Athletics to three hits
while striking out eight over six scoreless frames. ... Cespedes
extended his hitting streak to eight games with a single in the
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