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Athletics trounced by Angels 8-3

  • Los Angeles Angels' J.B. Shuck, right, scores past Oakland Athletics pitcher Dan Straily in the third inning of a baseball game on Thursday, July 25, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. Shuck scored on a single by Angels' Albert Pujols. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND — Albert Pujols, Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo each drove in two runs to power the Los Angeles Angels past the Oakland Athletics 8-3 on Thursday night.

C.J. Wilson (11-6) allowed three runs and five hits in seven innings for his third straight victory — the past two against Dan Straily (6-4) and the A's. He struck out six and walked three.

Josh Hamilton was 1 for 5 with an RBI after missing three games with a stiff right ankle for the Angels, who had scored just seven runs total while losing three of their previous four.

The last time an opponent scored at least eight runs at the Oakland Coliseum was when the Angels lost 10-8 in 19 innings on April 29.

Derek Norris hit his sixth home run of the season and added another RBI, but Straily struggled on the mound after Oakland took a 2-1 lead in the fourth inning. Straily gave up five runs and seven hits in 4 1-3 innings, striking out five and walking two.


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