Jarrod Parker and the A’s spotted the Angels a 5-0 lead on Sunday, but it hardly mattered.
In a game that eerily resembled Game #162 of last season (A’s mounting a big comeback, an outfield involving Josh Hamilton making some defensive gaffes and Oakland’s shiny gold jerseys), the A’s capitalized on more spotty Angels defense and five walks from Tommy Hanson en route to a 10-6 comeback victory.
Parker carried a string of five consecutive no-decisions into Sunday’s start, and he ended up with his sixth in a row, tying the A’s record previously set by Mike Norris.
Parker walked J.B. Shuck and Erick Aybar to begin the first inning. Mike Trout grounded into a fielder’s choice (Aybar out at second), bringing up Josh Hamilton with runners on the corners and one out. Hamilton struck out on an 0ff-speed pitch for the second out, but consecutive RBI singles by Howie Kendrick, Mark Trumbo and Alberto Callaspo gave the Angels a quick 4-0 lead, though Parker worked out of the inning without any...