ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 19: C.J. Wilson #33 of the Los Angeles Angels reacts in front of Chris Iannetta #17 after allowing a run during the fourth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 19, 2012 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Angels Vs. Athletics: Halos Make Costly Throwing Error, Lose Yet Another Series

The Los Angeles Angels dropped a four-game series to the Oakland Athletics on Thursday night. They have now lost every series to begin 2012.

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Angels Vs. Athletics, Game 4 Final Score: Halos Drop Series With 4-2 Loss

The Los Angeles Angels entered their Thursday night game against the Oakland Athletics knowing that, regardless of the outcome, they would leave the game still not having won a series in 2012. Still, they were hoping to pick up a win in order to split the four-game series at the Big A. One night after being shut out behind a historic pitching performance by Bartolo Colon, the Angels dropped the series, three games to one, with a 4-2 loss despite the A's managing only three hits.

The Angels felt confident with C.J. Wilson on the mound, but the A's once again got the early lead, as Seth Smith drew a two-out walk in the top of the second inning and came around to score on a Kurt Suzuki double.

Wilson led off the top of the fourth with walks to Yoenis Cespedes and Jonny Gomes. A throwing error by Wilson on a Seth Smith-induced fielder's choice allowed both of those runs to score, giving Oakland a 3-0 lead. After striking out Suzuki, Wilson allowed a single to Kila Ka`aihue that scored Smith.

The Angels scored their first runs since Tuesday night in the bottom of the fourth, on a leadoff double by Albert Pujols and a one-out RBI double by Vernon Wells. Mark Trumbo then singled home Wells to cut the Athletics' lead to 4-2.

Los Angeles got runners on first and third with no outs in the bottom of the sixth inning and were unable to score. They again put two men on with one out in the seventh inning but couldn't get a run across.

In the end, Wilson's two-run throwing error ended up being the difference, as the A's only managed three hits in the entire game. Wilson allowed two hits and three walks in six innings, being charged with three earned runs while striking out eight. He takes his first loss of the season.

Pujols had a good day at the plate, going 3-for-5 with three doubles and a run scored.

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Angels Vs. Athletics, Game 3 Final Score: Halos Shut Out At Home, 6-0

The Los Angeles Angels once again found themselves on the losing end at home on Wednesday night, falling to the Oakland Athletics by a final score of 6-0.

The Angels found themselves up against a surprisingly dominant Bartolo Colon, who held the Angels to just four hits over eight innings en route to running his record to 3-0. On the other side of things was Halos starter Ervin Santana, who dropped to 0-3 and now holds a 6.75 ERA.

The damage was done in the top of the first inning, when Yoenis Cespedes blasted a three-run homer (his fourth of the year) off of Santana. The Athletics would add another run in the top of the sixth with a leadoff home run from Jonny Gomes, also off Santana. The starter gave up four runs over seven innings off of seven hits and two walks.

The weak Angels bullpen once again reared its ugly head and firmly put the game out of reach in the top of the ninth inning. Oakland plated two more runs in the frame, via a Jemile Weeks RBI double and a bases-loaded walk by Gomes.

The only extra-base hit of the game for the Angels was an Erick Aybar double. The Nos. 1-7 hitters for the Angels went an awful 1-for-23 in the game, with a single by Albert Pujols the lone hit from the front end of the order.

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Angels Vs. Athletics, Game 2 Final Score: Bullpen Gives Way To 5-3 Halos Loss

In game two of a four-game series against the Oakland Athletics at the Big A, Dan Haren took the mound for the Los Angeles Angels, looking for his first win of the 2012 season. It appeared he was well on his way before the Angels bullpen coughed up a slim lead, ultimately resulting in a 5-3 loss for Los Angeles.

The A's got on the board first, on a Daric Barton solo homer in the top of the fourth inning. The Angels tied things up n the bottom of the fourth, as Vernon Wells and Alberto Callaspo led off the home half with back-to-back singles and Wells was brought home by a Peter Bourjos groundout.

In the bottom of the sixth, the Halos took the lead on a Torii Hunter two-out RBI single that plated Kendrys Morales. Haren exited the game in the top of the seventh inning with Los Angeles holding a 2-1 lead. Unfortunately, the top of the eighth would end up being the undoing for the Angels.

Kevin Jepsen was brought in to pitch the eighth for Los Angeles. He struck out Josh Donaldson looking, but then allowed back-to-back walks. Coco Crisp then hit an RBI single and Josh Reddick followed up with an RBI double, giving the A's a 3-2 lead. David Carpenter came in to limit the damage, but immediately gave up a two-RBI single to Yoenis Cespedes to stretch the Oakland lead to 5-2.

The Angels would get one more run in the bottom of the ninth inning on a solo homer by Wells, but would get no closer. Haren wound up going 6.2 innings, giving up just one run on no walks and five hits in the no-decision. Jepsen ended up charged with his first blown save and first loss of the season.

The bright spot for Los Angeles were the Nos. 4-8 hitters in the lineup, as Morales, Hunter, Wells and Callaspo each picked up two hits and two of three Angels RBI in the game.

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Angels Vs. Athletics Final Score: Halos Get 6-0 Win Behind Dazzling Jered Weaver

The Los Angeles Angels have kicked off their four-game home series against the Oakland Athletics on the right foot, looking like the team that many expected them to be. The Halos picked up the 6-0 win behind a terrific performance by ace Jered Weaver, one that featured the pitcher picking up the 1,000th strikeout of his career.

The Angels struck first in the bottom of the first inning, as Kendrys Morales blasted his first home run of the year, a three-run shot that plated Howie Kendrick and Albert Pujols.

Weaver kept the score at 3-0 until the bottom of the eighth inning, when Los Angeles put together another three-run rally. Pujols and Morales led off the inning with back-to-back doubles to make it 4-0. A's reliever Andrew Carignan then walked in a run with the bases loaded and immediately threw a wild pitch to bring the sixth Angels run home.

LaTroy Hawkins led into some problems in the top of the ninth, letting the A's load the bases with two out, but struck out Jemile Weeks swinging to end the game and light up the halo.

Weaver didn't allow an A's hit until the fourth inning, and his leadoff walk to Weeks in the sixth was just his second walk of the season. Weaver ended up going 6.2 innings, giving up just five hits and getting six strikeouts. He is now 2-0 with w 2,18 ERA.

Morales had a fantastic game, going 3-for-4 with four RBI. Pujols and Torii Hunter each picked up two hits in the game.

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Angels Vs. Athletics Series Preview: Halos Attempt To Win Their First Series Of 2012

The Los Angeles Angels are in search of their first 2012 series win. They'll get another chance beginning Monday, with a four-game series against the visiting Oakland Athletics.

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