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Angels top Marlins, 8-2, and pull ahead of A's in AL West
Angels top Marlins, 8-2, and pull ahead of A's in AL West

AT THE PLATE: The Angels had six straight hits in a five-run fourth inning, David Freese's double, singles by Efren Navarro (scoring a run), Hank Conger and Kole Calhoun (scoring Navarro), Mike Trout's RBI double and Albert Pujols' two-run single. Freese, Trout and Pujols led a 16-hit attack with three hits apiece. Shortstop Erick Aybar had two infield singles, giving him six straight multi-hit games and 20 hits in 42 at-bats (.476), and Conger had two hits. ON THE MOUND: Matt Shoemaker, who threw seven shutout innings, is 8-2 with a 2.22 earned-run average in 10 games since the start of July. Jason Grilli threw a scoreless eighth, and Yoslan Herrera, recalled from...

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