Mike Trout drove in four runs and Mark Trumbo homered for the second straight game for the Angels. "You'd like them to come easier, but at this point, we'll take whatever we can get," Mark Trumbo said after a nail-biting 5-4 victory. "Hard-fought game. Wilson pitched 6 1/3 innings of two-run ball in a 123-pitch outing, Trumbo homered in his third straight game, Mike Trout added a triple and a solo shot and Frieri pressed into action when Scott Downs exited the eighth with pain in his right rib cage kept a one-run lead intact by recording the last five outs. One night after outlasting the Angels 10-8 in a 19-inning classic that lasted 6 1/2 hours, the A's had a few problems defensively but looked just fine at the plate while beating Los Angeles for the fifth consecutive time this season. "He had the bag stolen, obviously. He just slid past it." Yoenis Cespedes didn't get much sleep after playing in the longest major league game of the season, so the Oakland cleanup hitter found an energy drink to get him going. It obviously did the trick much like the Cuban slugger has done for the Athletics since he arrived last season.
C.J. Wilson hurled a quality start and picked up a win in the series finale against the A's on Wednesday, giving up two runs in 6 1/3 innings while helping the Angels notch a much-needed 5-4 victory at the Oakland Coliseum.