A's Find Success Without Depending on Home Runs to Take Angels Series

"I like the runs we've been putting up collectively," Khris Davis told reporters on Thursday night. "I feel like we've got a rhythm going. It feels good to know things are clicking."

Davis has a reputation of hitting balls over the fence which has been the theme as of late for the A's, but that didn't necessarily mean success. So they took a different approach as they head to SoCal to take on the Angels. 

Thursday night's 7-4 victory and series win over the Halos brought more hits -- not just long balls, something skipper Bob Melvin was appreciative of.

"We know we can hit some homers, but when we win games like this, it's good," Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. "We have to be able to win games without the homers."

We all "dig the long ball," sure, but during the team's recent home series against the Houston Astros, it appeared that's all the Green and Gold was capable of.

The team got swept, 0-3. Across those games, they scored just seven runs -- and hit six homers. You do the math.

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During the three-gamer in Los Angeles, the team tallied up 32 hits, 19 RBI with just two home runs. And in the finale, the team took advantage of the Halos' three errors.

The team was also led by Mike Fiers who tossed three strong innings with no walks and striking out five. He gave up a homer to Mike Trout, but that's to be expected. 

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