Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Dylan Bundy delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)
by Jerry Feitelberg
The Los Angels Angels downed the A’s 6-0 Tuesday night at Anaheim. The Angels’ starter Dylan Bundy used all five pitches in his repertoire to baffle the A’s for seven innings. The Angels’ offense, for the second night in a row, hammered A’s pitching for four round-trippers.
The Angels have homered thirty-two times this year, the most in the American League. The A’s starter Mike Fiers worked out of a jam in the first inning. He set the Angels down in order in the second and third innings. The fourth inning was a different story.
In the fourth, Angels’ third baseman, Anthony Rendon, led off the frame with a home run. Designated hitter Shohei Ohtani singled. First baseman Albert Pujols followed with a single. In his first year as an Angel, the veteran catcher, Jason Castro, slammed a blast into the seats in the right field. The Angels added a fifth run in the inning when right fielder Brian Goodwin hit a solo home run to make it 5-0.
The Angels shortstop David Fletcher, who loves to hit against the A’s, hit the team’s fourth dinger of the night to make it 6-0.
Dylan Bundy went seven innings allowing just four hits and struck out ten to win his third of the year. Fiers took the loss.
Game notes- Major League baseball suspended A’s centerfielder, Ramon Laureano, for six games for his actions in the brawl Sunday with the Astros. Laureano has appealed the decision and can play until the appeal is heard. Astros’ coach Alex Citron was suspended for 20 games for his role in inciting the brawl.
With the loss, the A’s have lost two in a row and are 12-6 for the season. The Angels improved to 7-11.
The A’s have now been held to no runs in their last fourteen innings of play.
The line score for Oakland was no runs, five hits, and no errors. The Angels’ line was six runs, twelve hits, and no errors.The Angels have hit eight home runs in the series.
Game three will be played at 1:10 pm Wednesday. The A’s will send Chris Bassitt to the hill, and the Angels will counter with Griffin Canning.