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pay-per-head-athleticsThe Oakland Athletics are opening up truly a pad in the AL West.

Josh Donaldson hit a two-run single in a four-run third inning against Oakland foe Jered Weaver and the A's finished a three-amusement compass of the Los Angeles Angels with a 6-3 triumph on Sunday.

"We played well this arrangement," Donaldson said. "Got some auspicious hits and we pitched well. I most likely think its an arrangement we walk away and like ourselves."

The Oakland Athletics are opening up truly a pad in the AL West.

Josh Donaldson hit a two-run single in a four-run third inning against Oakland foe Jered Weaver and the A's finished a three-amusement compass of the Los Angeles Angels with a 6-3 triumph on Sunday.

"We played well this arrangement," Donaldson said. "Got some auspicious hits and we pitched well. I most likely think its an arrangement we walk away and like ourselves."

Jed Lowrie homered and drove in two runs and Coco Crisp included a RBI twofold against Weaver (6-4) to give the A's their first home compass of no less than three diversions against the Angels since June 29-July 1, 2004.

Oakland heads the AL West by 4 1/2 amusements over Los Angeles, its biggest preall-Star break lead following being 5 1/2 up in 1990.

"We stubbed our toe this weekend yet we're taking a gander at the whole shebang," Angels supervisor Mike Scioscia said. "We're a great group and our pitchers are a huge some piece of that."

The enormous inning was all that anyone could need backing for Sonny Gray (6-1), who permitted a couple of fielder's choices and a RBI twofold by Erick Aybar in 6 2/3 innings to bounce back from an uncommon harsh begin. Light black has 11 quality begins in 12 excursions this season for a 2.45 ERA.

"We all knew coming in it was tight and they were playing decent baseball and we required to put everything in order at home," Gray said. "The way we could assemble these three diversions ... that was wonderful."

On a par with Gray has been this season, Weaver has been shockingly better against the A's recently. He permitted only two runs in 44 1/3 innings in excess of six begins the previous two seasons against Oakland, ended up being the one Angels pitcher who perplexed the An's en route to consecutive AL West titles.

Oakland multiplied that scoring yield in the fourth inning with a rally that began when Craig Gentry hustled to prevail over a potential twofold play. Upper class went to third on Eric Sogard's single and scored on Crisp's twofold. Donaldson included his two-run single and Lowrie topped the inning with a two-out single that made it 4-0.

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"This is a completely distinctive A's club," Weaver said. "They have extraordinary pitching, gentlemen who can get on base at the lowest part of the request and who can do the seemingly insignificant issues. I had one inning that made tracks in an opposite direction from me. I wish we played better this arrangement, yet it is not the end of the year. We'll see them once more."

Ash got away from a bases-stacked stick by striking out Hank Conger to end the fourth inning before permitting the fielder's choices to Aybar and Albert Pujols in the fifth.

Lowrie, who entered the diversion in a 4-for-30 droop, hit his performance homer in the base of the fifth to return Oakland up by three and the An's included an unearned run in the sixth as Oakland matched its most astounding scoring yield ever against Weaver in 27 vocation begins.

"I think he simply left a few pitches up," Donaldson said. "He tries to execute up on occasion, yet there are times when he cleared out some off-rate pitches up and that provides for us an opportunity to doubtlessly hit the ball a smidgen harder."

Light black was supplanted by Dan Otero after Aybar's two-out twofold in the seventh made it 6-3. Otero struck out Pujols to end the inning.

Luke Gregerson pitched a scoreless eighth and Sean Doolittle struck out the side in place in the ninth for his fifth spare in six shots.

Amusement notes

Weaver permitted six runs - five earned - and 11 hits in six innings. ... Blessed messengers OF Mike Trout missed a second straight amusement with a solid back. ... C Stephen Vogt began in the wake of being rung from Triple-A Sacramento at a young hour in the day to give Oakland an alternate bat with 1b Brandon Moss (right calf) and outfielder Josh Reddick (right knee) everyday with damages. ... Both groups are off Monday. The Angels open a three-diversion arrangement in Houston on Tuesday, while the A's begin a three-amusement arrangement against the Yankees in New York.