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.