MLB: Oakland 3, Los Angeles Angels 1

Sept. 11, 2012 at 1:37 AM

ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Jarrod Parker fired seven innings of one-run ball Monday and the Oakland Athletics cooled off the Los Angeles Angels 3-1.

Parker (10-8) yielded just three hits, walking two and striking out two while becoming just the 10th rookie in Oakland history to win 10 games.

Ryan Cook tossed a scoreless eighth and Grant Balfour collected his 17th save with a 1-2-3 ninth for the American League wild card-leading Athletics, who won for the 13th time in 16 contests and took the first of a key four-game series.

Brandon Moss cracked a solo homer in the fifth inning to break a 1-1 tie and Chris Pennington added another bases-empty blast in the next frame for the A's, who snapped the Angels' six-game winning streak.

Dan Haren (10-11) was the losing pitcher, allowing three runs on four hits over 6 1/3 innings.

Torii Hunter drove in the only run for Los Angeles, which fell 1 1/2 games behind idle Baltimore for the second AL wild card spot.

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