Scott Sizemore delivered an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday night, giving the A's a 4-3 win, and a split of the doubleheader at Overstock.com Coliseum in Oakland. The Angels fell to 6-10 in extra-innings this season, and are assured of not winning this four-game series, meaning the Angels won't win their ninth consecutive series.
The Angels' offense came from the long ball in the nightcap. Mark Trumbo hit a two-run home run to open the scoring, his team-leading 18th home run of the season. After the A's took a 3-2 lead with runs off Ervin Santana in the fourth and fifth innings, Vernon Wells tied the game with his 14th home run, a sixth-inning shot off Rich Harden.
Rich Thompson came in to pitch the 10th inning for the Josh Willingham. After a sacrifice moved pinch runner Cliff Pennington to second base, Thompson walked Landon Powell before giving up the game-winner to Sizemore. Brad Ziegler pitched a scoreless 10th inning for the A's, though Mike Trout did double with two outs, the first extra-base hits of Trout's career.and allowed a leadoff walk to
Joel Pineiro pitches for the Angels Sunday afternoon as they go for the split, facing Gio Gonzalez.
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