Final in 12
4:05 PM ET, June 8, 2008
O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Mark Ellis figured his 12th-inning drive would stay fair, then thought again as it took a sharp hook to the left. Everything turned out just fine for Oakland, though.Ellis hit a two-out grand slam Sunday, lifting the Athletics to a 7-3 victory that snapped the Los Angeles Angels' season-best seven-game winning streak."Off the bat I thought I got it, then it took a hard left and I wasn't sure," Ellis said. "This one I had my doubts about. We really needed that."
In Grand Fashion
A year after hitting a career-high 19 home runs, A's second baseman Mark Ellis has shown a flare for the dramatic home run this season. Ellis has hit two walk-off grand slams, roughly a month apart.
|May 7||June 8|
|Hit Foul Pole?||Yes||Yes|
• The walk-off home run by Mark Ellis was his third career grand slam and third career extra-innings home run.
• The last walk-off grand slam by the Athletics was by Mark McGwire against the Angels on June 30, 1995 off Lee Smith.
• This was the second walk-off grand slam this season. The Angels' Torii Hunter had the other on April 7 against the Indians.
• The last walk-off grand slam allowed by the Angels was on July 18, 1995 by Albert Belle when he was a member of the Indians.
-- ESPN.com research
Angels 3B Chone Figgins (hamstring) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment for Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday. ... Oakland RHP Santiago Casilla, on the DL recovering from an elbow injury, threw 29 pitches in a simulated game.
Regular Season Series
|Los Angeles leads 10-9 (as of Sun 6/8)|
|Mon 4/28||OAK 14, @LAA 2||Recap|
|Tue 4/29||@LAA 2, OAK 0||Recap|
|Wed 4/30||@LAA 6, OAK 1||Recap|
|Thu 5/1||OAK 15, @LAA 8||Recap|
|Fri 6/6||LAA 3, @OAK 1||Recap|
|Sat 6/7||LAA 5, @OAK 3||Recap|
|» Sun 6/8||@OAK 7, LAA 3||Box Score|
|Mon 6/30||OAK 6, @LAA 1||Recap|
|Tue 7/1||@LAA 5, OAK 3||Recap|
|Wed 7/2||@LAA 7, OAK 4||Recap|
|Fri 7/11||@OAK 9, LAA 2||Recap|
|Sat 7/12||LAA 4, @OAK 1||Recap|
|Sun 7/13||LAA 4, @OAK 3||Recap|
|Mon 8/25||OAK 2, @LAA 1||Recap|
|Tue 8/26||@LAA 5, OAK 1||Recap|
|Wed 8/27||OAK 6, @LAA 5||Recap|
|Tue 9/16||@OAK 8, LAA 1||Recap|
|Wed 9/17||@OAK 3, LAA 2||Recap|
|Thu 9/18||LAA 6, @OAK 4||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Angels | Athletics|
|1st||E Chavez singled to deep left center, J Hannahan scored.||0||1|
|4th||V Guerrero homered to left, G Anderson scored.||2||1|
|4th||G Matthews singled to left, T Hunter scored.||3||1|
|4th||C Gonzalez singled to deep left center, D Barton scored.||3||2|
|7th||E Chavez doubled to deep right center, R Davis scored.||3||3|
|12th||M Ellis homered to left, G Petit, R Davis and T Buck scored.||3||7|
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|Stadium||O.co Coliseum, Oakland, CA|
|Attendance||26,332 (75.1% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||73 degrees, sunny|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Tim Timmons, First Base - Gary Cederstrom, Second Base - Fieldin Culbreth, Third Base - Jim Reynolds|