Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Josh Hamilton belted a game-tying two-run homer
in the top of the ninth inning, then delivered a sacrifice fly in the 11th to
rally the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to a 5-4 victory over the Oakland
Hamilton's heroics enabled the Angels to claim the rubber match of this three-
game series and keep Oakland's magic number for a playoff spot at five. The
A's have a magic number of six to clinch the AL West.
Mike Trout added a two-run homer in the triumph, the Angels' seventh in nine
games. J.C. Gutierrez (1-4), one of four Anaheim relievers that combined for
five scoreless innings, picked up the win after working the bottom of the
Coco Crisp and Yoenis Cespedes each socked two-run homers in the third inning
for Oakland, which received a strong six-inning effort from A.J. Griffin. The
Athletics' starter permitted just one hit -- Trout's blast in the top of the
first -- and a pair of walks while striking out six.
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