Shoemaker throws 7 solid innings, Angels beat A's 5-4
ANAHEIM, Calif. - ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Matt Shoemaker pitched seven solid innings, Jett Bandy and Jefry Marte hit home runs and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Tuesday night.
Khris Davis and Coco Crisp hit solo homers to give Oakland a 2-0 lead before the Angels scored five straight. Davis has 27 homers this season and eight since the All-Star break.
Oakland starter Sean Manaea (3-6) held the Angels in check until the fifth, when shortstop Andrelton Simmons singled before Bandy drilled a two-run homer to tie it.
A walk and an error by shortstop Marcus Semien preceded a three-run homer by Marte in the sixth that went deep into the Angels' bullpen.
Shoemaker (6-11) allowed two runs, six hits and three walks. He has a 1.03 ERA in his last seven starts at home.
The A's pulled back within one on a two-run homer from Yonder Alonso in the eighth off reliever JC Ramirez.
After the Angels placed closer Huston Street on the disabled list with a sore right knee prior to the game, Cam Bedrosian struck out the side in the ninth to earn his first career save. He has not allowed a run in his last 25 appearances.
Manaea had posted a 2.65 ERA in six games since coming off the disabled list with a strained left forearm. He pitched 5 2/3 innings and allowed five runs (four earned), six hits and three walks.
The Angels have now won nine of their last 11 games at home. They are 11-6 since the All-Star break.
The win pushed the Angels one game ahead of the A's in the AL West cellar.
Athletics: Manager Bob Melvin said catcher Josh Phegley, on the disabled list since July 2 with a strained right knee, is participating in all baseball drills but still not comfortable going in and out of a crouch. It's the second time this season he's been on the DL with strained right knee.
Angels: RHP Mike Morin was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake. Manager Mike Scioscia said he will go with a committee at closer with Street out.
Athletics: RHP Kendall Graveman (7-7) had a career-high winning streak snapped at six games in his last outing against Cleveland. He is 6-1 with a 3.34 ERA over his last 11 starts.
Angels: RHP Jered Weaver (8-8) began to salvage an erratic season in July (2-1, 3.57 ERA). He will face the A's for the third time this year and is 14-11 with a 2.73 ERA against the A's for his career.