Jefry Marte drove in Mike Trout with a game-ending sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels stopped a six-game losing streak with a 7-6 win against the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.
Trout led off the ninth with a single against Liam Hendriks (0-1). With one out and the bases loaded, Marte’s fly ball to center field scored Trout easily from third.
Los Angeles trailed 6-2 after six innings, but Trout hit a two-run homer in the seventh and Marte had an RBI single in the Angels’ two-run eighth. Huston Street (3-1) pitched a scoreless ninth for the win.
Coco Crisp hit a grand slam for Oakland with two outs in the fourth. Marcus Semien followed with his 14th homer against Hector Santiago.
It was Crisp’s first grand slam since 2007 and his seventh homer of the season. He went 5 for 9 in the series with six RBIs and six runs scored.
Before the Angels rallied, Sonny Gray was in line for his first win since April 22. The right-hander allowed six hits, struck out three and walked one.
Trout’s two-out drive to center against Fernando Rodriguez was his team-best 16th homer of the season and No. 156 for his career, moving him past Bobby Grich for seventh on the franchise list.
Santiago also pitched six inning and was charged with six runs and seven hits. He struck out six and walked four.