John Jaso, Brandon Moss blast homers to rally A's past Angels 9-5
Oakland ruins Angels home-season opener
Published: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 3:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 11:11 p.m.
ANAHEIM — John Jaso belted a pinch-hit, three-run home run to spark a five-run rally in the seventh inning and lead the Athletics to a 9-5 win over the Los Angeles Angels.
The A's have won six straight games.
They jumped to a 4-0 lead, but trailed 5-4 entering the seventh.
Coco Crisp led off with an infield hit. With two outs, he stole second base. Yoenis Cespedes drew a base on balls against Scott Downs before Jaso hit the 3-run blast to right to give Oakland a 7-5 lead. Josh Donaldson followed with a single before Brandon Moss hit a two-run home run for the A's.
Crisp hit a solo home run for the Athletics, while Cespedes had two hits and scored two runs. Moss had three hits and four RBIs for Oakland.
Oakland starting pitcher Jarrod Parker last just 3« innings, giving up nine hits and two runs, walking three.
Moss delivered an early two-run single before adding a two-run homer after Jaso's shot.
Josh Hamilton went 0 for 4 with a sacrifice fly in his home debut for the big-budget
Angels, who dropped to 2-5.
Howie Kendrick had three hits and capped Los Angeles' three-run rally in the sixth with
a tiebreaking triple off Ryan Cook (1-0).
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