ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Yonder Alonso hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the 10th inning to lead the Oakland Athletics to an 8-6 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night, avoiding a three-game sweep and snapping a five-game losing streak.
Mike Morin (2-2) got the first two outs of the 10th inning before the A's scored twice. Danny Valencia and Tyler Ladendorf singled before Alonso's double to center scored Valencia with the go-ahead run. Marcus Semien followed with an RBI single.
Ryan Dull pitched a scoreless 10th to get his second save.
Jefry Marte and Jett Bandy hit back-to-back singles off John Axford to start the eighth and pinch-hitter Mike Trout drew a walk to load the bases. Johnny Giavotella sent a grounder to first base that Alonso bobbled, allowing Giavotella to reach safely and Marte to beat the throw home and tie the score at 6-6.
Ryan Madson (4-4) then came in for Axford and retired Yunel Escobar and Kole Calhoun.
Valencia, Max Muncy and Ryon Healy all homered for Oakland.
Tied at 5-all in the top of the seventh, Jhoulys Chacin walked Jake Smolinski and Bruce Maxwell to start the inning. Coco Crisp's one-out double off the wall in right-center drove in Smolinksi to put the A's ahead.
Ji-Man Choi homered twice off of Jesse Hahn, belting a solo home run in the second inning and a three-run shot that curled around the right-field foul pole in the third inning that gave the Angels a 5-2 lead. He nearly had a third home run in the fifth inning but Crisp reached into the left field stands to make the catch.
The A's tied the score in the fourth when with three runs off Ricky Nolasco.
In his first start since being traded from the Minnesota Twins on Monday, Nolasco, who grew up 50 miles away from Angel Stadium in Rialto, gave up five earned runs and six hits, including the three solo home runs.
After being recalled earlier in the day to make the start, Jesse Hahn gave up five earned on seven hits in four innings for Oakland.
Athletics: RHP Henderson Alvarez was checked for thoracic outlet syndrome this week but a specialist, Dr. Greg Pearl, found no evidence of the condition. Alvarez, who is cleared to start a conditioning program, had shoulder surgery last July and isn't likely to pitch for Oakland this season.
Angels: CF Trout wasn't in the starting lineup after battling what was described as a mild cold. Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Trout had been feeling under the weather all week. Shane Robinson played took his place in center field.
Athletics: LHP Dillon Overton (1-2, 9.33 ERA) will face the Chicago White Sox at home in his second start since being recalled from Triple-A Nashville on Saturday..
Angels: RHP Tim Lincecum (2-5, 8.49 ERA) will make his ninth start of the season for the Angels when they open a series in Seattle. Lincecum, who grew up 12 miles away from Safeco Field in Bellevue, Wash., is 1-1 with a 5.91 ERA in two starts against the Mariners.