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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Brandon Moss drove in five runs as the Oakland A's won their seventh game in a row, an 11-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angeles at Angel Stadium on Wednesday night.

Moss' fifth-inning home run at Angel Stadium resulted in not one, but two baseballs being thrown back onto the field by the Angels fans in the right-field bleachers. Angels right fielder Josh Hamilton picked up one and center fielder Peter Bourjos picked up the other, but it was Angels manager Mike Scioscia and his staff that were left to pick up the pieces after another horrendous pitching performance.

Besides his home run, Moss had a two-run triple and an RBI single. In all, the A's pounded out 15 hits, including three hits from Seth Smith and two each from John Jaso, Josh Donaldson and Eric Sogard. And the four Angels pitchers who took the mound Wednesday didn't help their cause by combining to walk six batters.

The Angels (2-6) have lost six of their last seven while the A's have not lost since dropping the first two games of the season to the Seattle Mariners.

A's starter Tommy Milone (2-0) didn't exactly shut down the Angels hitters, giving up four runs and seven hits in just five innings, but it was good enough to get the win.

Angels starter Joe Blanton gave up six runs and 10 hits in five innings and was tagged with the loss. Albert Pujols had four hits for the Angels.

NOTES: A's second baseman Scott Sizemore suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in Tuesday's game and will miss the rest of the season. It's the same injury to the same knee Sizemore suffered during spring training in 2012, causing him to miss all of last season. "It's just awful," A's manager Bob Melvin said. Sizemore injured the knee in Tuesday's game while trying to run down a blooper hit to shallow right field by Mike Trout. Sizemore had been platooning at second base with Eric Sogard. The A's called up infielder Andy Parrino from Class-AAA Sacramento to take Sizemore's place on the roster. ... Angels shortstop Erick Aybar was not in the starting lineup Wednesday against Oakland. Aybar suffered a bruised left heel while running out an infield hit in the third inning Tuesday. "Hopefully it's something that will calm down in the next couple days so we can get a read on it," Angels manager Mike Scisocia said. "Right now it's pretty sore." ... Angels infielder Brendan Harris, who took Aybar's place Tuesday, was in the starting lineup at shortstop on Wednesday. ... Angels right-hander Jered Weaver (broken bone in left arm) was not wearing a sling Wednesday. Scioscia said Weaver is "definitely going to be able to throw the ball shortly." Weaver is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. ... Going into Wednesday's games, the A's had hit 15 home runs, tied with the Yankees and Rockies for most in the majors.
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