Yoenis Cespedes drove in four runs and Seth Smith finished with three RBIs as the A’s blew the game open in the middle innings to beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-6 a night after playing a 19-inning, 6½ hour game.
Cespedes tripled and doubled for the A’s. Smith, Derek Norris and Eric Sogard contributed two hits apiece for Oakland, and starting pitcher Jarrod Parker (1-4) worked six innings, allowing four runs (three earned) and six hits.
Mike Trout also doubled, tripled and drove in four runs for the Angels and J.B. Shuck added two hits and two runs scored. Angels starter Garrett Richards (1-2) went 5²?³ innings, allowing seven runs and eight hits.
The teams twice traded leads before the A’s scored three runs in the fifth and four in the sixth to take a 9-3 advantage. Cespedes highlighted the fifth inning with a two-run triple and Smith’s three-run double capped the sixth.
The Angels pushed across three runs in the seventh, the last on a solo homer by Mark Trumbo, but Sean Doolittle came on in relief and ended the threat by striking out Hank Conger.