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The three-time NL MVP also had an RBI single in the opener of a 19-game season series between the AL West rivals, who have combined to win 11 division titles over the past 14 years. The two-time Gold Glove first baseman frustrated the A’s in the eighth by starting a slick double play on Jed Lowrie’s grounder.

NOTES: Oakland CF and leadoff hitter Coco Crisp didn’t play because of tightness in his left hamstring. … Los Angeles 3B David Freese was 0 for 4 with two strikeouts. He has five hits and 13 Ks in his first 43 at-bats with the Angels.