Once again the Angels offense failed to provide Dan Haren much run support as the A's beat Haren and the Angels in Anaheim by the score of 6-1. However, even with an average showing by the Angels hitters, it wouldn't have matter as an uncharacteristically bad outing by Haren ended the Angels mini 2-game win streak.
Although Haren (4-3) wasn't as dominate as he's been in his other starts this season, he didn't pitch all that bad. Except for the two home runs and 4 RBI by David DeJesus, Haren once again pitched well enough to win. In seven innings he allowed 7 hits, while striking out 6 and walking one. The five earned runs Haren allowed Tuesday night were the most he's allowed since August 20, 2010, covering 18 starts.
During Haren's current 7-game winless streak, the Angels have scored a total of 7 runs.
The Angel hitters struggled all night against fill-in starter Guillermo Moscomo. Moscomo (1-0) was making his first major league start and held the Angels to 3 hits over six innings. The lone Halo run came in the 8th when Erick Aybar led-off the inning with a double to left. After a Bobby Abreu groundout, Torii Hunter drove in Aybar for his team leading 26th RBI of the season.