Wednesday, March 19 Angels at the plate: Vladimir Guerrero hit a seventh-inning grand slam and took over the team lead with 13 RBIs. Gary Matthews Jr. hit four singles with a stolen base. Matthews' fifth-inning single drove in Erick Aybar with the game's first run. A's at the plate: Rob Bowen's third-inning leadoff triple was Oakland's lone hit in the opening six frames, and the A's had only four baserunners against Angels starter Ervin Santana. Emil Brown legged out an infield single to open the seventh.
Up next for A's: For the A's, it's bye, bye, Cactus League and good morning, Tokyo. Prior to the season opener on Tuesday against the Red Sox, they'll play exhibition games in Tokyo Dome against a pair of Japan League teams on Saturday as part of a doubleheader. On Saturday at 3:05 a.m. PT, Dana Eveland is slated to start against the host Yomiuri Giants, and at 8:05 p.m., it's Justin Duchscherer vs. the Hanshin Tigers.
Barry M. Bloom is a national reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less