Week 16 NFL rewind:

A's 10, Angels 8 (19 innings)

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OAKLAND, Calif. -- It took 19 innings and a record-setting six hours and 32 minutes, but the Oakland A's beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-8 in a baseball marathon that started Monday night and ended early Tuesday morning.

A's first baseman Brandon Moss hit a walk-off, two-run homer off Angels right-hander Barry Enright (0-1). It was Moss' third career walk-off and his second home run of the night.

Jerry Blevins, the A's eighth pitcher of the game, earned the win.

The game was the longest in both Oakland A's and Angels history. Oakland's previous record was 6:00 on Aug. 9, 2002, in a 16-inning road game against the New York Yankees. The Angels' previous record was 6:06 on April 13, 1982, in a 20-inning game at Seattle.

The A's used every position player. The Angels used eight pitchers and every position player except catcher Hank Conger.

The Angels took an 8-7 lead in the top 15th, scoring a run against A's left-hander Brett Anderson, who had his scheduled start skipped Monday to rest a sore right ankle. Anderson wound up entering a game in relief for the first time in his career in the 13th, and he threw 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball.

Mark Trumbo lined a leadoff single off Anderson. After Howie Kendrick hit a fielder's choice ground ball, Brandon Harris doubled him to third. Anderson intentionally walked Chris Iannetta, loading the bases. With two outs, Anderson walked J.B. Shuck, forcing home Harris.

The A's answered with a run in the bottom of the 15th off Jerome Williams, who entered the game in the 10th. Josh Donaldson hit a ground ball to Kendrick at second but was safe when Albert Pujols dropped Kendrick's throw for an error. After Derek Norris walked, Chris Young hit into a double play -- Harris stepped on third and threw to first with Norris going to second.

Adam Rosales then ripped a single to center, scoring Norris to make it 8-8.

Williams allowed one unearned run over six innings before giving way to Michael Kohn in the 16th.

The game turned into a battle of attrition. The Angels lost center fielder Peter Bourjos to a strained hamstring. Los Angeles third baseman Luis Jimenez left the game early, too, with an undisclosed injury. A's center fielder Coco Crisp left the game with a hamstring strain, and Young exited with a strained left quad.

With one out in the top of the 18th, Anderson gave up a single to Shuck and came up limping after re-tweaking his right ankle. Anderson left the game, and Blevins (2-0) took over.

Pujols hit two solo home runs, and Mark Trumbo hit one, powering the Angels to a 7-2 lead.

The A's rallied for four runs in the eighth, closing within 7-6 before Ernesto Frieri -- the fourth Angels pitcher of the inning -- retired Rosales on a fly ball to left with two runners on to end the inning. The A's had five hits in the inning, including Donaldson's two-run single.

Crisp worked a leadoff walk in the ninth. Seth Smith flied out to deep right, but Crisp tagged and went to second, beating Josh Hamilton's strong throw. Frieri struck out Jed Lowrie, but Yoenis Cespedes lined a single to left-center, and Crisp, who had stolen third, scored the tying run.

Angels right-hander Tommy Hanson, pitching one day after being reinstated from the bereavement list, allowed just two runs on five hits over six innings but didn't figure in the decision. He missed his previous scheduled start because of the death of his 24-year-old stepbrother in Georgia.

A's right-hander Dan Straily, who was called up Monday from Triple-A Sacramento, lasted just 4 2/3 innings. He allowed six earned runs, seven hits and home runs to Pujols and Trumbo. Pujols hit his second solo shot off A's reliever Pat Neshek.

NOTES: Donaldson was named the American League Player of the Week. He batted .545 (12-for-22) with seven doubles, 10 RBIs and seven walks and scored four runs. ... Angels SS Erick Aybar (left heel contusion) began a rehab stint with Triple-A Salt Lake City on Monday night. Hitting leadoff, Aybar went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer. ... A's RHP Jesse Chavez was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Monday when the A's recalled Straily. ... Oakland SS Jed Lowrie returned to the lineup Monday after missing Sunday's game against the Baltimore Orioles with a stiff muscle on the right side of his neck. ... OF Casper Wells was traded by the Oakland to the Chicago White Sox for cash considerations, the A's announced. Wells was designated for assignment by the A's on Sunday. ... Angels 3B Alberto Callaspo (right calf strain) and RHP Mark Lowe (left neck strain) will begin rehab stints Tuesday with Class A Inland Empire.
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