OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Kurt Suzuki drove in the decisive run in the ninth inning Sunday, as the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels, 3-2.
Kendry Morales has tied the game, 2-2, with a solo home run in the top of the ninth.
Mike Piazza led off the bottom of the ninth with a single off Angels reliever Chris Bootcheck (3-3). Pinch-runner Shannon Stewart took second on a sacrifice bunt by Marco Scutaro and went to third on a single by Jack Hannahan -- setting up Suzuki’s game-winning singled.
Huston Street (5-2) pitched the ninth for Oakland to get the win. A’s starter Chad Gaudin went eight innings, allowing one run on three hits, walking three and striking out a career-best 11.
Daric Barton drove in a run for the A’s with a solo homer, and Mike Napoli homered for the Angels -- who travel to Boston where they open an AL playoff series Wednesday against the Red Sox.