Angels’ offense lets down Matt Shoemaker again

Updated: June 17, 2016

Matt Shoemaker pitched six solid innings, but did not earn the win as the Angels’ offense failed to provide him with run support yet again. The A’s defeated the Angels 3-2 June 17 at Coliseum.

Billy Burns delivered a walk off single in the bottom of the ninth inning off of Angels’ pitcher Fernando Salas. The Angels dropped to 29-38 on the season.

Matt Shoemaker completed his fifth quality start in his last six outings. He scattered six hits and one walk while allowing two runs (one earned). He also struck out seven batters.

The A’s got a quality start from their starter Kendall Graveman. He shut down the Angels for seven innings only allowing one run on three hits.

In the bottom of the second inning, Danny Valencia doubled to right field and later scored on a sacrifice fly by Yonder Alonso.

The Angels failed to produce much offense, but they got on the board in the top of the third inning when Kole Calhoun blasted a ball over the right-center field wall. The home run tied the game at one. It was Calhoun’s ninth homer of the season.

Khris Davis gave the A’s a one-run lead in the bottom of the fourth inning with his 16th home run of the season. Matt Shoemaker tight roped out of danger in the fourth after allowing singles to Jed Lowrie and Alonso.

The Angels looked to score in the top of the eighth inning when Andrelton Simmons hit a leadoff double. Yunel Escobar bunted Simmons over to third, but Calhoun popped out and Mike Trout flied out to end the threat.

In the top of the ninth inning, the Angels tied the game at two. Jefry Marte and Daniel Nava singled, and Johnny Giavotella came up clutch with a sacrifice fly, but the A’s went on to win in the bottom of the inning.

The two teams faceoff again tomorrow as the Angels send Tim Lincecum to the mound for his first start with the team. Game 2 of the series is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. June 17 at Coliseum.

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