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CF Mike Trout extended his homer streak to a career-high three games Wednesday, blasting a two-run shot in the first inning of a 5-4, 11-inning win over the A's. Trout's home run, his 26th of the season, was the Angels' only hit off A's RHP A.J. Griffin, who pitched the first six innings. 2B Grant Green started Wednesday against the A's for the first time since they traded him to the Angels for INF Alberto Callaspo on July 30 and went 0-for-2 in a 5-4, 11-inning win. Green went 0-1 off the bench Monday night in a 12-1 Angels win.

Preview: Twins at Athletics

The Oakland Athletics attempt to take another step toward clinching the American League West when they host the Minnesota Twins on Thursday in the opener of a four-game set. Oakland has a 6 1/2-game lead over the Texas Rangers with 10 games to go despite blowing a ninth-inning lead and eventually losing to the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday. Minnesota defeated the Chicago White Sox for only its fourth win in 14 games.

Los Angeles Angels - PlayerWatch

CF Mike Trout extended his homer streak to a career-high three games Wednesday, blasting a two-run shot in the first inning of a 5-4, 11-inning win over the A's. Trout's home run, his 26th of the season, was the Angels' only hit off A's RHP A.J. Griffin, who pitched the first six innings. 2B Grant Green started Wednesday against the A's for the first time since they traded him to the Angels for INF Alberto Callaspo on July 30 and went 0-for-2 in a 5-4, 11-inning win. Green went 0-1 off the bench Monday night in a 12-1 Angels win.

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LHP Wei-Yin Chen, who gave up eight runs on eight hits in 3 2/3 inning the last time he pitched at Fenway Park (Aug. 27) lasted 5 2/3 innings Wednesday night. He was on the ropes more than once and gave up 11 hits, including three in the sixth inning. He left in favor of Francisco Rodriguez, who got out of the inning with runners on first and second, giving Chen a no-decision. RH Kevin Gausman was part of the huge relief performance by the bullpen Wednesday night. He pitched two perfect innings, striking out five of the six batters he faced.

Hamilton, Angels top A's in 11 innings

Hamilton, Angels top A's in 11 innings OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland A's held a two-run lead in the top of the ninth inning Wednesday afternoon with closer Grant Balfour on the mound against the Los Angeles Angels. The first-place A's were three outs away from taking another big step in their quest for back-to-back American League West titles. Josh Hamilton and the Angels had other ideas.

A's edge Angels on Donaldson's walk-off single

A's edge Angels on Donaldson's walk-off single OAKLAND, Calif. -- Walk-off hits are becoming a habit for Oakland A's third baseman Josh Donaldson during what has become a career year. Donaldson hit a walk-off single with the bases loaded and two outs in the ninth inning Tuesday, lifting the Oakland A's to a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels. The walk-off hit was Donaldson's third of his career, all coming this season.

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CF Adam Jones has a seven-game hit streak against the Blue Jays. Over the last two seasons, Jones has hit safely in 32 of 34 games against Toronto and is batting .394 against the Jays dating back to last season. RHP Scott Feldman gave up three earned runs on three hits over 7.2 innings last Wednesday against the Yankees. He walked two and struck out six.

A's complete sweep of Rangers

A's complete sweep of Rangers ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers entered the month of September with a two-game lead on the Oakland Athletics in the American League West. However, after Oakland completed a three-game sweep of the Rangers with a 5-1 win Sunday, Texas saw its record in the month fall to 2-11 and the lead in the division turn into a 6 1/2 game deficit.

Twins 6, Rays 4

Twins 6, Rays 4: Josmil Pinto belted a three-run homer off Joel Peralta in the bottom of the eighth inning as host Minnesota rallied to end an 11-game losing streak to Tampa Bay. Ryan Doumit also hit a solo blast in the eighth off Peralta (2-8) to make it 4-3 and Chris Parmelee knocked in two runs in the seventh for the Twins, who avoided the three-game sweep. Casey Fien (5-2) retired one batter with the bases loaded in the eighth for the victory and Glen Perkins pitched a perfect ninth for his 35th save.

Tigers 3, Royals 2

Tigers 3, Royals 2: Alex Avila blasted two home runs, including a tie-breaking solo blast in the eighth inning, and Detroit edged visiting Kansas City in the rubber match of the three-game series.
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