A's use 4-run eighth to top Angels

11:02 PM, Apr 17, 2012   |    comments
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Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Yeonis Cespedes' two-run single capped a four- run eighth inning the Oakland Athletics used to down the Angles, 5-3, in the second test of a three-game set at Angel Stadium.

Coco Crisp and Josh Reddick added an RBI each in the eighth for Oakland, which snapped a three-game slide.

Brian Fuentes (1-0) tossed a scoreless inning of relief to earn the win, while Tyson Ross scattered seven hits and two runs over a six-inning start for the Athletics.

Grant Balfour worked around a Vernon Wells home run in the ninth inning to record his third save of the year.

Kevin Jepsen (0-1) allowed all four runs in the eighth inning to suffer the loss. Dan Haren got the start for the Angels, who lost for the fifth time in seven games, and gave up one run on five hits through 6 2/3 innings.

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