TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Vladimir Guerrero and Juan Rivera hit
back-to-back homers off Dan Meyer, but the Oakland Athletics beat
the Los Angeles Angels 6-5 Thursday on Scott McClain's two-out
single in the 10th inning.
Guerrero's third homer of spring training carried completely out
of Diablo Stadium.
Meyer, a left-hander who went 2-8 with Triple-A Sacramento last
season, allowed three runs in five innings in his second start this
Angels right-hander Ervin Santana was roughed up for the second
consecutive outing, giving up seven hits, three walks and five runs
in four innings. He struck out the side in the fourth.
"I can't wait until they say, 'Play Ball," Santana joked,
speaking of the upcoming season. "I got beat with my good stuff.
Sometimes you have bad stuff and you put up a good game. Sometimes
you have good stuff and you don't."
Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Santana's problem was his
"Ervin was behind on just about every hitter he faced,"
Scioscia said. "But he settled down."
Angels second baseman Adam Kennedy was a late scratch because of
an infected left knee. He is receiving antibiotics and is day to
Oakland's Frank Thomas went 2-for-6 with two doubles and a
sacrifice fly against major league pitching at the A's minor league
complex. He faced right-handers Joe Blanton, Kirk Saarloos and Jay
Witasick, and left-hander Joe Kennedy. Blanton was scratched from
Thursday's scheduled start against the Angels and worked six