A's Can't Hold Early Lead, Fall to Angels in Battle For Cellar

Matt Shoemaker pitched seven solid innings, Jett Bandy and Jefry Marte hit home runs and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Tuesday night.

Khris Davis and Coco Crisp hit solo homers to give Oakland a 2-0 lead before the Angels scored five straight. Davis has 27 homers this season and eight since the All-Star break.

Oakland starter Sean Manaea (3-6) held the Angels in check until the fifth, when shortstop Andrelton singled before Bandy drilled a two-run homer to tie it.

A walk and an error by shortstop Marcus Semien preceded a three-run homer by Marte in the sixth that went deep into the Angels' bullpen.

Shoemaker (6-11) allowed two runs, six hits and three walks. He has a 1.03 ERA in his last seven starts at home.

The A's pulled back within one on a two-run homer from Yonder Alonso in the eighth off reliever JC Ramirez.

After the Angels placed closer Huston Street on the disabled list with a sore right knee prior to the game, Cam Bedrosian struck out the side in the ninth to earn his first career save. He has not allowed a run in his last 25 appearances.

Manaea had posted a 2.65 ERA in six games since coming off the disabled list with a strained left forearm. He pitched 5 2/3 innings and allowed five runs (four earned), six hits and three walks.

The Angels have now won nine of their last 11 games at home. They are 11-6 since the All-Star break.

The win pushed the Angels one game ahead of the A's in the AL West cellar.

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