Found September 05, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
OAKLAND -- If the Angels were looking for proof positive they can make a late push for the postseason, they got it this week. Los Angeles capped a three-game sweep of the A's -- its first over the NorCal rivals since October 2009 -- with Wednesday's 7-1 win with 15,404 in attendance. The Angels not only beat but dominated a team that had won nine straight and trailed only seven innings during the streak. Against Los Angeles, Oakland never led and got outscored 21-5 in the three games. Dan Haren (10-10) set the tone with seven strikeouts in his six innings of work to lead Los Angeles to its 12th win in 15 games and ninth of 12 on the road. Haren worked out of jams in the third and fourth innings, leaving the bases loaded once and stranding five in all. He pitched to the minimum in the first, second, fifth and sixth innings and retired the final seven batters he faced. In winning for the first time in four starts on the road, the one-time Athletic allowed three hit...
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