MLB: Oakland 8, LA Angels 1

Sept. 17, 2008 at 1:58 AM

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Sean Gallagher breezed through seven innings Tuesday, pacing the Oakland Athletics to an 8-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.

Gallagher let one run to score on four hits while improving to 5-6 against the Angels, who have already clinched the American League West. He notched six strikeouts.

Ryan Sweeney collected four hits, scored twice and drove in a run for the winners. Jack Hannahan homered for Oakland.

John Lackey (11-4) gave up four runs on nine hits in 5 1/3 innings for the Angels, whose five-game win streak ended.

Kendry Morales homered for the Angels.

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