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Angels start slow, finish fast in 8-4 loss to A's
Angels start slow, finish fast in 8-4 loss to A's

KEY MOMENT: Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson had a chance to minimize damage in the first inning, even after walking four batters, including two with the bases loaded. But he grooved a full-count pitch to Geovany Soto, who ripped it to center field for a two-run single and a 4-0 A's lead. Third baseman David Freese's throwing error on Nick Punto's ensuing grounder allowed two more runs to score. The A's maintained their hold on the top American League wild-card spot, a game ahead of Kansas City and three games ahead of Seattle. AT THE PLATE: Albert Pujols hit a three-run homer to left, his 28th of the season, off reliever Evan Scribner to pull the Angels to within 8-4...

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