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MLB: Los Angeles Angels 8, Oakland 3

Sept. 3, 2012 at 8:40 PM   |   Comments

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Chris Iannetta went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI Monday, pacing a 14-hit assault that boosted the Los Angeles Angels past Oakland 8-3.

Ianetta's run-scoring single gave the Angels a 2-0 lead in the second inning and his two-run shot in the sixth put LA up 7-2.

Vernon Wells and Torii Hunter each added solo homers and two RBI as Los Angeles cooled off the Athletics with a victory in the opener of a three-game series.

C.J. Wilson (11-9) went five innings to collect the win, allowing a pair of runs on five hits. The left-hander walked two and struck out three in claiming his second consecutive start.

A's starter Tommy Milone (11-10) was reached for five runs on 10 hits over just three complete innings.

Chris Carter and Josh Donaldson homered for the American League wild card-leading A's, who saw their nine-game winning streak snapped.

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