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A's beat Angels 4-3 in ninth inning to tie them for first in AL West

The Associated Press
Tuesday September 17, 2002

OAKLAND — Miguel Tejada singled home the winning run in the ninth inning as the Oakland Athletics snapped Anaheim’s six-game winning streak and tied the Angels for first place in the AL West with a 4-3 victory Monday night. 

Ray Durham and Jermaine Dye homered for the A’s, who opened a key four-game series by handing Anaheim just its second loss in 18 games. Both teams are 94-56 with 12 games to go in baseball’s most competitive division race. 

Troy Glaus hit a three-run shot in the first inning to match a major league record with a home run in four straight at-bats, but that was all the offense Anaheim could muster. 

Cory Lidle pitched seven strong innings, and Billy Koch (10-3) worked the ninth for the victory. 

Glaus, who hit a career-high three homers Sunday against Texas, repeated a feat that had been accomplished 31 times before with a long homer to right. He struck out in the fourth to end the streak.