Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Bartolo Colon continued to impress on the mound
by throwing seven strong innings and the Oakland Athletics belted four homers
in a 10-4 rout of the Angels.
Jonny Gomes, Josh Reddick, Derek Norris and Adam Rosales all went deep, as the
Athletics snapped a three-game skid and bounced back from a 4-0 loss in the
opener of this three-game series.
Colon (9-8) gave up four hits and an unearned run while fanning five. He has
not allowed an earned run in his last three starts. Colon entered with a
scoreless streak of 16 1/3 innings and went past the longest string of his
career, 20 innings, set from Sept. 13-28, 2000 when he pitched for Cleveland.
The only run he surrendered Tuesday came on a Maicer Izturis single in the
Coco Crisp made the highlight play of the night by making a leaping grab in
center to rob Kendrys Morales of a homer to start the ninth.
Mike Trout homered on his 21st birthday, but the Angels lost for the fifth
time in their last seven games. Erick Aybar added a two-run shot in the ninth.
C.J. Wilson (9-8) lost his fourth straight decision by yielding nine hits and
six runs -- three earned -- while walking five over five innings.
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