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Trout, Angels Pound Oakland To Sweep Series

mike-troutThe Los Angeles Angels continued the domination of the Oakland A’s finishing a four game sweep of Oakland with an 8-1 win on Sunday. Mike Trout hit his career-high 31st homer and drove in three runs to give Matt Shoemaker all the support he would need for the win.

Shoemaker pitched seven shutout innings of five-hit ball and the Angels increased their lead in the American League West to five games.

“We’re having fun and we’re winning ballgames, but it’s still August,” Trout said before grabbing his Philadelphia Eagles helmet out of his locker and threatening to wear it to the draft. “Can’t get too excited yet.”

A’s manger Bob Melvin was in as good a mood following the four game sweep.

“It was embarrassing. Pathetic,” said A’s manager Bob Melvin, who was ejected in the second inning. “We don’t play like that. The last three games here were the worst I’ve seen this team play in I can’t remember how long. I feel bad for our fans to have to watch that.”

Oakland  led the AL West for nearly four straight months this season, and now faces the largest deficit they have seen this year.

Oakland entertains Seattle starting today with Jason Hamel on the mound and new acquired Adan Dunn should be available.  The Angels travel to Houston for a series opener on Tuesday

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