Series: Game 3 of 4

Oakland leads 3-0 (as of 7/27)

Game 1: Friday, July 25
Game 2: Saturday, July 26
Game 3: Sunday, July 27
Game 4: Monday, July 28

Athletics 10

(60-44, 24-28 away)

Angels 1

(51-52, 29-23 home)

    4:05 PM ET, July 27, 2003

    Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California 

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    W: T. Hudson (9-4)

    L: R. Ortiz (12-8)

    Hudson limits reeling Angels to four hits

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Tim Hudson pitched a four-hitter and Scott Hatteberg went 3-for-4 with a pair of solo homers as the Oakland Athletics breezed to a 10-1 victory over the Anaheim Angels on Sunday.

    Miguel Tejada hit a two-run shot and Ramon Hernandez also homered for the A's, who have won four straight and six of seven after taking a four-game losing streak into the All-Star break.

    The Angels, who carried a five-game winning streak into the break, are 2-9 since.

    Hudson (9-4) took a three-hit shutout into the ninth, but Adam Kennedy led off with his seventh home run. It was Hudson's second complete game this season and 12th in 145 career starts.

    The right-hander struck out six, walked two and allowed only two hits through the final 7 2-3 innings after being staked to a 6-0 lead by the third. The Athletics are 59-2 when Hudson gets at least four runs of support.

    It was the third stellar outing in four starts for Hudson, including a three-hit shutout against Baltimore on July 11 and a 10-0 victory last Tuesday at Kansas City in which he allowed one hit over seven innings.

    Eight of the first 14 Oakland batters reached base against Ramon Ortiz (12-8), who was roughed up for six runs and six hits over 2 1-3 innings in his shortest outing of the season. He beat the Athletics in his other two starts against them this year.

    Hatteberg, the second batter of the game, homered into the lower seats in the right-field corner.

    Eric Chavez drew a leadoff walk in the second inning and scored from second on a single to left by Mark Ellis that slowed up after deflecting off the glove of third baseman Scott Spiezio.

    Hatteberg, who entered 1-for-12 lifetime against Ortiz, triggered a three-run third with his ninth home run. Erubiel Durazo walked, Tejada singled and Chavez drove in both runners with a double off the left-field fence.

    Tejada, who extended his hitting streak to 11 games, made it 8-0 in the eighth with a two-run homer off Ben Weber, his 16th this season and first in 108 at-bats. Tejada's 26-game drought between homers matched his longest in one season.

    Game notes

    The Athletics are 8-0 this season when Hatteberg homers, and 20-2 during his two years with the club. ... Hatteberg, who went hitless in his first six at-bats after getting a two-year contract extension Friday, is 6-for-8 since. This was his third career multihomer game. The others were May 31, 2002, at Tampa Bay, and May 7, 1997, for Boston against Minnesota. ... Ortiz's outing was not the shortest of his career. That was Sept. 3, 2000, at Chicago, when he gave up nine runs in just two-thirds of an inning. ... Hudson's record could be much better had Keith Foulke not blown leads for him in four starts -- including July 6, when Spiezio hit a tying, two-run homer off Foulke in the ninth at Oakland. ... Oakland INF Frank Menechino, who was in New York to attend his grandfather's funeral, was removed from the bereavement list and INF Esteban German was returned to Triple-A Sacramento.

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