Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim got home runs
from Mark Trumbo and Mike Trout in a 12-1 rout of the Oakland Athletics
Trumbo, Trout and Kole Calhoun each knocked in three runs for the Angels, who
have won three in a row and six of seven. Andrew Romine, Josh Hamilton and
Hank Conger added an RBI apiece.
LA starter C.J. Wilson (17-6) allowed one run on four hits while striking out
six over seven innings. The left-hander won his fourth straight start and
ninth consecutive decision.
Derek Norris drove in the lone run for the Athletics, who remained 6 1/2 games
ahead of the Rangers for first place in the AL West. Texas lost to Tampa Bay
Jarrod Parker (11-7) gave up eight runs -- seven earned -- on eight hits over
4 1/3 innings for Oakland, which had a five-game winning streak snapped.
The Angels scored all the runs they would need in the first inning. J.B. Shuck
walked, moved to second on Howie Kendrick's groundout, advanced to third on
Trout's groundout and raced home on Hamilton's single to center. After Trumbo
doubled to left, Calhoun hit an RBI single to right.
LA tacked on another run in the third. Kendrick singled, moved to third when
Hamilton reached first on Alberto Callaspo's fielding error and crossed the
plate when Trumbo grounded into a fielder's choice.
The Angels scored five more runs in the fifth to make it an 8-0 contest. Shuck
and Kendrick hit back-to-back singles before Trout's RBI double to left.
Trumbo walked to load the bases for Calhoun, who hit a two-run single to
right. Jerry Blevins came in from the bullpen and gave up run-scoring singles
to Conger and Romine.
Oakland finally got on the board in the sixth. Josh Donaldson walked, moved to
second on Yoenis Cespedes' single and scored on Norris' single to center.
Trout and Trumbo each hit two-run homers in the eighth to account for the
Despite Monday's loss, the A's lead the season series by a 9-5 margin ...
Wilson improved to 11-7 lifetime against Oakland ... The Angels had 15 hits,
compared to six for the Athletics ... Oakland's magic number to clinch the AL
West crown is down to seven.
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