Crisp Scores on Wild Pitch as A's Beat Angels 2-1

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Coco Crisp scored the go-ahead run on Joe Smith's wild pitch with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Angels 2-1 on Saturday night to move into a first-place tie with Los Angeles atop the AL West.

Luke Gregerson (3-2) pitched a perfect eighth, and Sean Doolittle finished for his 20th save.

The division co-leaders (76-52) have the most wins in baseball. The Angels lost their fifth straight game this season at the Oakland Coliseum.

Smith (5-2) threw wildly to pinch-hitter Brandon Moss moments after plunking Derek Norris.

On Monday in Boston, the Angels moved into sole possession of the division's top spot for the first time since May 15, 2011. Losing the first two games of this series has things all tied up again.


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