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Collin Cowgill hit a two-out homer in the 14th inning and the Los Angeles Angels outlasted the Oakland Athletics 2-1 on Tuesday night for their fifth consecutive victory.
Yoenis Cespedes homered twice, Josh Donaldson hit a tiebreaking shot in the seventh inning and the Oakland Athletics overcame a four-run deficit to beat the skidding New York Yankees 7-4 Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory.
Miguel Cabrera hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the fifth to back Rick Porcello’s eighth victory, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Thursday for a split of the four-game series between division leaders.
Athletics manager Bob Melvin issued a pregame message to his slumping team to grind out at-bats rather look for home runs.
Sean Rodriguez hit a three-run home run with two out in the 11th inning Thursday to lift the Tampa Bay Rays to a 5-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics.
Tommy Milone tossed eight innings of two-hit ball for his first win of the season, and three teammates homered to power the Oakland Athletics past the Washington Nationals 8-0 on Friday night.
Yoenis Cespedes drove in the go-ahead run on an infield single with the bases loaded in the 10th and the Oakland Athletics averted a three-game sweep with a 3-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday.
Michael Choice singled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning and the Texas Rangers rallied to beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Tuesday night.
Pinch-hitter John Jaso came through with a two-run homer off closer Ernesto Frieri in the ninth inning, sending the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.