There was no shortage of drama as the A’s trimmed a 5-2 deficit to 5-4 with two runs in the eighth inning off relievers
Frieri then hit Yoenis Cespedes with a pitch to start the ninth inning. Cespedes stole second base but he slid past the bag and was tagged out by Kendrick.
Frieri then got pinch-hitter
Wilson needed 36 pitches to complete the first inning, escaping a bases-loaded, two-out jam by getting Nate Freiman to fly to center field. After a third inning in which he gave up back-to-back run-scoring doubles to Josh Donaldson and Freiman, the left-hander's pitch count stood at 73.
But Wilson blanked the A’s on two hits over the next 3 1/3 innings, getting
Kendrick hit his fourth homer on an 0-and-2 pitch from
Trout led off the sixth inning with his third homer of the season, a prodigious shot to left, and one out later Trumbo lined his sixth homer, and third in three days, to left, though it took an instant-replay review by the umpires to confirm the shot.
The Angels added an insurance run in the eighth inning to take a 5-2 lead, but they twice ran into outs on the bases, costing them two runs.
Trout scored on
Kendrick followed with a sharp single to right that should have scored Trumbo, but Hamilton was thrown out trying to go from first to third base on A's right fielder Reddick, the 2012 Gold Glove Award winner who has one of the strongest arms in the league.
Umpires ruled that Hamilton was tagged out at third before Trumbo crossed the plate, so his run didn't count.
Kohn, who struck out two batters to end the seventh inning, hit Freiman with a pitch to open the eighth. Angels Manager
But Luke Montz, who was called up from triple-A earlier Wednesday, drove an RBI double over the head of Trout in center and
Downs injured his right side on Rosales’ hit and was replaced by Frieri, who got