Originally posted on Angelswin  |  Last updated 7/26/13
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  JULY 23, 2002 GAME 98 - A’S AT ANGELS ANAHEIM -- Fresh off their three-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners, the Angels had little time to breath to get ready for the Oakland A's who reminded the Angels there is more than one team to beat in the American League West. In one of the best-played games by both teams all season, the A's held off the Angels for a 2-1 win before 25,370 at Edison Field. The result created a three-way tie for the top spot in the wild-card race between the Angels, A's and Boston Red Sox. The Angels and A's trail the Mariners, who won Tuesday, by two games in the West. ``They're right there,'' Angels shortstop David Eckstein said of the A's, who have beaten the Angels seven times in 10 games this season. ``To get where we want to be, we've got to beat Oakland also.'' A's starter Barry Zito improved to 14-3, getting outstanding defense behind him and just enough offense. The A's had only four hits in the
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