Oak­land 8, An­gels 1

Los Angeles Times - - SPORTS - — Bill Shaikin

KEY MO­MENT: With one on and one out in the Oak­land sec­ond, An­gels sec­ond base­man Johnny Gi­avotella mis­played what should have been an in­ning-end­ing dou­ble-play grounder. The Ath­let­ics scored an un­earned run — their first of two on the day — and the An­gels trailed the rest of the way.

AT THE PLATE: Al­bert Pu­jols was two for three off A’s ace Sonny Gray; the rest of the An­gels were three for 27. Gray low­ered his earned-run av­er­age to 1.60, re­claim­ing the ma­jor league lead from Gerrit Cole of the Pitts­burgh Pi­rates. Rookie third base­man Kyle Ku­b­itza struck out three times Sun­day and has struck out in six of his first 13 ma­jor league at-bats.

ON THE MOUND: Starter Matt Shoe­maker, forced to make a score of ex­tra pitches by a leaky de­fense, gave up four runs — three earned — in 52⁄3 innings. … Left-handed re­liever Jose Al­varez faced three bat­ters — two of them left-handed — and gave up hits to all three. … Trevor Gott made his ma­jor league de­but and worked a per­fect ninth in­ning. Gott, 22, was ac­quired with closer Hus­ton Street from the San Diego Padres in a six-player trade last July. “There’s no doubt he has an ex­cit­ing young arm,” Manager Mike Scios­cia said. “His long-range po­ten­tial is def­i­nitely as a back-end guy in a re­ally good bullpen.”

EX­TRA BASES: The An­gels, need­ing a backup cen­ter fielder on the ros­ter, pro­moted out­fielder Daniel Robert­son from triple-A Salt Lake and, for the sec­ond time in three weeks, op­tioned first base­man/des­ig­nated hit­ter C.J. Cron to Salt Lake. Robert­son, 29, said he got word of the call-up at 11:45 Satur­day night. “I had just picked up din­ner,” he said. “A lit­tle Taco Bell, if you can call that din­ner.”

UP NEXT: Jered Weaver (4-6, 4.61 ERA) faces Rob­bie Ray (1-1, 1.53) and the Ari­zona Di­a­mond­backs on Mon­day at 7 p.m. at An­gel Sta­dium. TV: FS West; Ra­dio: 830, 1330.

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