Ohtani hits 2-run single as Cobb, Angels clean A’s 4-0

Shohei Ohtani hit a two-run single, Alex Cobb struck out eight over seven scoreless innings to win consecutive begins for the primary time this season, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 4-0

OAKLAND, Calif. — Shohei Ohtani hit a key two-run single, Alex Cobb struck out eight over seven scoreless innings to win consecutive begins for the primary time this season, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 4-0 on Saturday.

Cobb (3-2) allowed three hits and walked two going through Oakland for the primary time since 2018 whereas with Baltimore. He improved to 5-3 over 11 profession begins in opposition to the A’s.

Los Angeles stopped a two-game skid after dropping the primary two video games of the sequence and snapped Oakland’s three-game profitable streak. Ohtani was the dropping pitcher Friday night time regardless of holding the A’s to 3 hits in six-plus innings.

The Angels went forward on David Fletcher’s grounder within the fifth, when the Angels scored 4 unearned runs following considered one of three wild pitches by Frankie Montas. Ohtani’s single made it 3-0.

Kean Wong’s two-out double within the sixth chased Montas (5-5), who allowed six hits, struck out seven and walked one.

Tony Kemp acquired caught off second base on Matt Olson’s popup for a key Angels double play within the fourth. Los Angeles turned one other double play within the fifth.

The Angels are 22-8 when scoring 4 or extra runs and averted matching the membership’s season-low at eight video games under .500.


Angels supervisor Joe Maddon cannot wait to get star middle fielder Mike Trout again on the sector.

Trout is attending the Angels house video games for now as he recovers from a strained proper calf that he injured final week and can maintain the three-time AL MVP out six to eight weeks.

“He’s a fantastic cheerleader. After we win he’s within the line on a regular basis,” Maddon mentioned. “He attends the conferences, he’s doing all the pieces proper. Our aim is to remain within the hunt someway till he returns. Imagine me, loads of time spent mentally making an attempt to know how we keep with this group right here and Houston and loads of the great groups that we’re going to be enjoying.”


Angels: C Max Stassi (concussion) and RHP Chris Rodriguez (irritation in his pitching shoulder) every made rehab appearances Friday with Triple-A Salt Lake. Stassi was 2 for 3 with a double and RBI whereas catching 5 innings. Rodriguez began and pitched one scoreless inning with a stroll.

Athletics: CF Ramón Laureano missed his second straight recreation with tightness in his proper groin. “I’d say he is had some enchancment, not sufficient to the place we’re comfy working him on the market proper now. Who is aware of, it could be one other day, I am unsure,” supervisor Bob Melvin mentioned. “Actually a day-to-day state of affairs. This early within the season, how a lot he means to the staff, we do not wish to put him ready to go on the market and re-injure this factor, particularly on the tempo that he performs. We’ll watch out with him.”


Angels LHP José Quintana (0-3, 7.92 ERA), a 13-game winner in each 2018 and ’19 with the Cubs and searching for his first victory in two seasons, pitches Sunday after being pushed again a day when Ohatani was scratched Thursday due to a delay attending to the ballpark.

Los Angeles would not have far to go subsequent, beginning a two-game interleague sequence at San Francisco with Monday’s Memorial Day matinee.

The A’s counter within the sequence finale with LHP Cole Irvin (3-6, 3.92), who’s 0-3 with a 5.24 ERA over his final 4 begins — one off his career-high dropping streak.


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