The Oakland Athletics hit four home runs Tuesday night, outlasting the Los Angeles Angels 10-4 in the second game of their three-game series. With the loss, the Halos (59-52) fell a half-game behind Oakland (59-51) for second place in the American League West.
Mike Trout went 1-for-5 on the night with three strikeouts, but his one hit was a home run, his 20th on the season. Trout, who also leads the major leagues with 36 stolen bases, is just the third Angels player ever with 20 home runs and 30 steals in one season. The rookie joins Bobby Bonds (37 home runs, 41 stolen bases in 1977) and Devon White (24 home runs, 32 steals in 1987) in exclusive company.
Jonny Gomes opened the scoring with a solo home run in the first inning against Angels starter C.J. Wilson. The A's then rallied for four runs against Wilson in the third inning, highlighted by a fielding error by third baseman Alberto Callaspo.
Wilson allowed six runs (three earned runs) in five innings to take the loss (9-8), and also allowed nine hits and five walks, while striking out four.
Derek Norris and Adam Rosales hit back-to-back home runs in the sixth inning against David Carpenter to give Oakland a 9-0 lead.
Bartolo Colon (9-8) allowed one unearned run for Oakland in seven innings to earn the win. He walked none and struck out five.
Erick Aybar went 2-for-4 for the Halos, including his fifth home run of the season. Zack Greinke gets the call for the Angels on Wednesday afternoon in the series finale, facing Dan Straily for Oakland.
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