Athletics And Angels Go 19 Innings – MLB Roundup For April 30th
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Moss hit his second home run of the night with two outs in the bottom of the 19th inning to give the Oakland Athletics a 10-8 victory over the Los Angeles Angels early today. It was the longest major league game of the season. It amounted to two games in one.
The teams were on the field for 6 hours, 32 minutes in a marathon game that ended at 1:41 a.m. on the West Coast. By time, it was the longest game ever played in Oakland — and the longest in Angels history.
As the game dragged on deep into the night, fans who remained in the scattered crowd of 11,668 chanted the names of Oakland’s radio announcers, Ray Fosse and Ken Korach. One player in the Angels dugout wore a rally cap folded in half, with the bill sticking straight up like a mohawk.
But it was the A’s who finally pulled it out on Moss’ two-run shot.
UNDATED (AP) — New York Yankees 40-year-old lefty Andy Pettitte began Monday 3-1 with a 2.22 ERA when he took the mound against the Houston Astros, who owned the American League’s worst record at 7-18. Pettitte left the game in the fifth inning, charged with seven runs and 10 hits as the Astros battered the Yankees 9-1.
Carlos Corporan went 4-for-5 with a homer and four RBIs, while Brandon Barnes had three hits and three ribbies to help Houston bounce back from a four-game sweep in Boston.
Lucas Harrell outpitched Pettitte, allowing a run and eight hits in 6 1/3 innings to improve to 3-2. Harrell has allowed two runs or fewer in five of his six starts.
In other major league play, Ryan Raburn homered twice while going 4-for-4 with four RBIs in Cleveland’s 9-0 romp at Kansas City. Ubaldo Jimenez (oo-BAHL’-doh hih-MEHN’-ehz) scattered three hits over seven innings to reduce his ERA to 7.13 and help the Indians salvage a split of the four-game series.
In one of the season’s marathon showdowns, the Los Angeles Angels and the visiting Oakland Athletics were tied 8-8 after 15 innings.
Brandon Belt hit a solo homer before snapping a 4-4 tie with a two-run single in the eighth inning of San Francisco’s 6-4 victory at Arizona. Marco Scutaro had three hits and scored twice as the Giants halted a five-game skid.
Yovani Gallardo (yoh-VAH’-nee gy-AHR’-doh) belted one of Milwaukee’s five home runs and allowed just one earned run and three hits over seven innings of the Brewers’ 10-4 laugher against the Pirates. Gallardo and Norichika Aoki (nohr-ih-CHEE’-kah ah-OH’-kee) hit back-to-back homers in the fifth, Carlos Gomez and Yuniesky (yoo-NEHS’-kee) Betancourt did likewise in the fifth and Jean Segura also went deep.
Homers by Dexter Fowler, Wilin Rosario and Nolan Arenado accounted for six runs as Colorado crushed the Dodgers 12-2 in Los Angeles. Rosario was 3-for-4 with three RBIs and three runs scored to back Tyler Chatwood, who gave up five hits in six scoreless innings.
Mat Latos (LAY’-tohs) ran his scoreless straight to 17 innings and allowed five hits in six innings of Cincinnati’s 2-1 win at St. Louis. Joey Votto (VAH’-toh) had two of the Reds’ six hits and opened the scoring with an RBI single just six pitches into the game.
Darwin Barney hit a pair of run-scoring doubles and Cody Ransom homered as the Cubs downed San Diego 5-3. Ransom collected two RBIs in the Cubs’ fifth victory in seven games since a 5-13 start.
Prince Fielder launched a go-ahead, three-run homer in the sixth inning of Detroit’s fourth straight win, 4-3 over Minnesota. Max Scherzer allowed three runs and six hits in 7 1/3 innings, striking out 10 without a walk.
Albert Pujols was 4-for-5 with a pair of homers and three RBIs to lead the Los Angeles Angels’ 7-6 win at Oakland. Mark Trumbo added a solo shot and drove in three
Michael Saunders homered in his first at-bat since being activated off the disabled list and Joe Saunders tossed a four-hitter in Seattle’s 6-2 win against Baltimore. Kyle Seager had a two-run triple and Jason Bay added three hits in the Mariners’ season-high third straight win.
Nick Green followed Rob Brantley’s single with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 15th to give Miami a 4-3 win over the New York Mets. John Buck socked a two-run homer for the Mets, who blew a 2-1 lead in the ninth en route to their fifth straight loss.
Andrelton Simmons snapped a 2-2 tie with a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning as Atlanta beat Washington 3-2 to end a four-game losing streak. The Braves have beaten the Nationals eight straight times dating to last season.
UNDATED (AP) — Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg says he’ll make his next scheduled starting despite experiencing tightness in his right forearm during Monday’s game against the Braves.
Strasburg appeared to struggle to get comfortable on the mound, sometimes shaking his arm after a pitch during his six innings of work. Manager Davey Johnson says the right-hander will be given medication.
Strasburg is 1-4 with a 3.13 ERA.
Miami outfielder Giancarlo Stanton has landed on the disabled list after leaving Monday’s game against the New York Mets with a strained right hamstring. Stanton hit a tapper in front of the plate in the 10th inning and clutched his right hamstring just before he crossed first base trying in vain to beat the throw.
The Dodgers activated shortstop Hanley Ramirez from the disabled list, making room for him on the roster by placing pitcher Clayton Kershaw on the bereavement list.
Ramirez had been out all season since tearing a ligament in his right thumb during the championship game of the World Baseball Classic. He had surgery on March 22 and is not in Monday’s starting lineup against Colorado.
Kershaw left the team to tend to what manager Don Mattingly called a “personal issue.”
And outfielder Casper Wells has joined his fourth major league organization in a month, traded by Oakland to the Chicago White Sox for cash.
Wells was designated for assignment by Seattle on March 31, claimed off waivers by Toronto 10 days later and purchased by the A’s on April 22.
He has played just three major league games this season, going 0-for-5 with one strikeout.