ANAHEIM -- This probably wasn't the recipe A's manager Bob Melvin had in mind when he spoke before the game about the continual process of trying to forge the right bullpen mix. But he sure enjoyed the final product.
Dan Otero led the way with a career-high four scoreless innings, Evan Scribner followed with a scoreless eighth and Tyler Clippard pitched around a pair of baserunners in the ninth for his first save with the Athletics, bailing out starter Kendall Graveman -- who lasted just three-plus innings -- in a 6-3 series-opening win at Angel Stadium.
Jane Lee is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.