A's Fall to Angels on Walkoff Ground-Rule Double

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) _ Dustin Garneau's ground-rule double with two outs in the ninth inning scored Brian Goodwin with the game-winning run and gave the Los Angeles Angels a 10-9 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night.

Oakland left fielder Robbie Grossman was playing shallow and made a long run to the warning track, but was unable to catch Garneau's drive before it bounced and went over the wall. Goodwin got aboard with a two-out single off Lou Trivino (2-4) and stole second.

The Athletics were up 7-1 after two innings before Los Angeles rallied with seven straight runs to take an 8-7 lead after four. Oakland regained the lead with two in the eighth when Matt Olson hit an RBI single and Matt Chapman scored on Hansel Robles' wild pitch, beating Jonathan Lucroy's tag at the plate. Chapman was originally ruled out but the call was overturned following a replay review.

The Angels tied it at 9 when Shohei Ohtani was walked by Ryan Buchter with the bases loaded in the eighth.

Ohtani homered and tied a career high with four RBIs. He added to earlier homers by Tommy La Stella and Mike Trout, who had the big hit in a four-run third when he drove Daniel Mengden's curveball to left-center for a two-run shot.

The first four hitters in Los Angeles' lineup _ La Stella, Trout, Ohtani and Albert Pujols _ combined for eight hits and seven RBIs. Robles (3-0) got the win after allowing one hit in 1 1/3 innings.

Grossman tied a career high with four hits and made a diving catch in the eighth on Luis Rengifo's line drive.

Marcus Semien had three hits and three RBIs for Oakland. He had the key hit in a four-run second when his single drove in two runs. Oakland added to its lead with three in the third on RBI singles by Grossman, Jurickson Profar and Semien. Profar also had three hits.

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