Tyler Chatwood, Hank Conger, Peter Bourjos, and Alexi Amarista are all products of the Angels' farm-system, and all had a hand in producing an Angels 8-3 win over Oakland Tuesday night in Anaheim. Conger, Bourjos, and Amarista -- batting 7, 8, and 9 in the Angels batting order -- combined to go 6 for eleven, while driving in 6 runs. The three also combined for 12 total bases, 6 coming on two Bourjos triples.
Chatwood (2-1, 3.86 ERA) won for the first time in Anaheim, but benefited by an Angels offense that pounded out 16 hits to give the rookie right-hander a 4-run cushion after 5 innings. Chatwood allowed 3 runs in 5.1 innings, giving up 5 hits and 4 walks. With the 4 walks tonight, Chatwood has now handed-out 16 base on balls over 23.1 innings in four starts. The Angels bullpen went 3.1 innings and allowed just 2 base runners.
Appearing in his first major league game, Amarista drove in the first two runs Angel runs on his first big-league swing. Amarista drove the third pitch thrown to him to the gap scoring Kendrick and Bourjos. He added a sacrifice fly in the 8th giving him 3 RBI in his first 3 major league at-bats.
Alberto Callaspo was the lone Angel to go hitless as Torii Hunter, Kendrick, and Bourjos each collected three hits, while Aybar and Conger pitched in two each.