Aug 31, 2014 6:41 PM

Angels trounce A's 8-1 to complete 4-game sweep

The Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Mike Trout homered and drove in three runs, Matt Shoemaker pitched seven shutout innings of five-hit ball, and the Los Angeles Angels completed a masterful four-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with an 8-1 victory Sunday.

The Angels won their sixth in row and own the best record in the majors at 83-53. They shut out the A's for the 29 consecutive innings while opening a five-game lead atop the AL West heading into September.

Trout had a two-run single during a six-run second inning. Chris Iannetta homered and had three hits for Los Angeles, which has won 15 of 19. The A's have lost 14 of 20.

Scott Kazmir (14-7) got just four outs for Oakland, which scored its first run since Thursday on Josh Reddick's RBI single off Mike Morin in the eighth.

Before the game, the A's acquired slugger Adam Dunn from the Chicago White Sox.


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