MLB: Los Angeles Angels 5, Oakland 4 (11 innings)

Sept. 18, 2013 at 7:17 PM

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Josh Hamilton socked score-tying, ninth-inning homer and added an 11th-inning sacrifice fly Wednesday, rallying the Los Angeles Angels over Oakland 5-4.

The Angels were trailing 4-2 in the ninth when Erick Aybar collected a leadoff single against Athletics closer Grant Balfour. After Mike Trout flied out, Hamilton belted a pitch into the right-field seats for a two-run homer, forging a tie.

Then in the 11th, J.B. Shuck greeted Jesse Chavez (2-4) with a double, went to third when third baseman Josh Donaldson mishandled Aybar's sacrifice bunt and came home on Hamilton's fly to left.

J.C. Gutierrez (1-4) earned the decision and Ernest Frieri tossed a 1-2-3 bottom of the 11th for his 35th save as Los Angeles took the rubber match of a three-game series.

Trout hit a two-run homer former LA.

Coco Crisp and Yoenis Cespedes each hit a two-run homer for American League West-leading A's.

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