Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Bartolo Colon pitches the ball against the Los Angeles Angels during the seventh inning at O.co Coliseum. (PHOTO: US PRESSWIRE)
OAKLAND, CA - 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 seventh.
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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