ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels took advantage of three consecutive walks in the seventh inning to score four runs in a comeback 8-6 victory over the Oakland Athletics Friday night.
It was the Angels’ fourth consecutive win and sixth in their last eight games. It pulled them back to 55-55 and left them two games back in the race for the final American League wild-card spot.
Jesse Chavez (6-10) made his first relief appearance since being moved back to the bullpen to earn the win. Bud Norris pitched the ninth for his 18th save.
Matt Chapman hit a three-run homer and Khris Davis doubled in two more for the A’s but the Oakland could not hold a 6-2 lead.
Reliever Daniel Coulombe (2-2) started the seventh and walked all three batters he faced. Blake Treinen took over but the Angels tied it on a two-run single from pinch-hitter Luis Valbuena.
Yunel Escobar’s bounced to third base but Chapman bobbled the exchange on what was ruled an infield hit as the go-ahead run scored. Mike Trout added an RBI single for the inning’s final run.
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