An­gels 12, Oak­land 7

Los Angeles Times - - BASEBALL - — Mike DiGiovanna

AT THE PLATE: The An­gels scored in the sec­ond in­ning when Johnny Gi­avotella capped a 10-pitch at-bat with an RBI dou­ble, and Gi­avotella added a sac­ri­fice fly in the fourth. The An­gels, who banged out 11 hits, didn’t stop af­ter their eight-run rally in the sev­enth, tack­ing on two runs in the ninth on dou­bles by Mike Trout, Al­bert Pu­jols and Erick Ay­bar. Efren Navarro got his sec­ond ca­reer start in the lead­off spot and dou­bled to right in the third.

ON THE MOUND: Matt Shoe­maker, who had a 3.12 earned-run av­er­age in his pre­vi­ous four games, had a rough night, al­low­ing five runs and eight hits, in­clud­ing Ben Zo­brist’s three-run homer in the first, in four in­nings. But the An­gels’ come­back took the right-han­der off the hook, and four An­gels re­liev­ers, Fer­nando Salas, Trevor Gott, Joe Smith and Ce­sar Ramos, com­bined for 31⁄ score­less

3 in­nings. A’s right-han­der Sonny Gray had his worst start of the sea­son, al­low­ing five earned runs and five hits in six in­nings, walk­ing three and strik­ing out two.

IN THE FIELD: Sec­ond base­man Tay­lor Feather­ston dived to his right to stop Zo­brist’s grounder and threw to first for the out, and left fielder Daniel Robert­son closed the game with a div­ing catch of Josh Red­dick’s fly ball. Gray, in self-de­fense, caught Matt Joyce’s vi­cious fourth-in­ning line drive just be­fore it was about to hit his face.

YARD WORK: Jered Weaver has given up an Amer­i­can League-lead­ing 16 homers in 14 games en­ter­ing Satur­day’s start and is on pace to far sur­pass the 27 homers he al­lowed in 2014. “I’ve got to keep the ball in the yard — that’s been my neme­sis this year,” Weaver said. “I think [my pitches] are a lit­tle flat. Maybe I’m throw­ing too many off-speed pitches. I don’t know. It’s frus­trat­ing. I’ve had too much suc­cess over the years to have some­thing like this hap­pen.”

UP NEXT: Weaver (4-7, 4.65 ERA) will op­pose Oak­land right-han­der Jesse Hahn (4-5, 3.62) at the Oak­land Coli­seum at 1 p.m. TV: FS West; Ra­dio: 830.

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