MLB: Oakland 10, Los Angeles Angels 4

Aug. 8, 2012 at 1:30 AM

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Oakland downed the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 10-4 Tuesday on four home runs and a solid pitching performance from Bartolo Colon.

Colon (9-8) went seven solid innings for the Athletics, and Jonny Gomes, Josh Reddick, Derek Norris and Adam Rosales all homered.

The win snapped Oakland's three-game skid and put the Athletics alone in second place in the American League West, a half game ahead of Los Angeles and 5 1/2 games behind the front-running Texas Rangers.

Colon allowed four hits and one unearned run in the win. He struck out five and did not walk a batter.

The Angels were held scoreless until the top of the seventh inning when they trailed 9-0.

Mike Trout and Erick Aybar homered for the Angels, who lost for the fifth time in seven games.

C.J. Wilson (9-8) lost his fourth consecutive decision. He was tagged with six runs -- three earned -- on nine hits and five walks over five innings.

Oakland, who outhit the visitors 13-7, scored four times in the third inning.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending News
Steve Kerr takes leave from Golden State Warriors for back rehab
Hall of Famer Warren Sapp avoids jail in plea deal
Report: Miami Marlins interview Bo Porter for manager's job
Chicago Bears: Jay Cutler practices, might return in Week 4 from hamstring injury