Anaheim – Stephen Vogt hit a tiebreaking, two-run single during Oakland's four-run rally in the seventh inning, and the Athletics hung on to stop the Los Angeles Angels' seven-game winning streak with an 8-7 victory Wednesday night.
Sean Doolittle got pinch-hitter Collin Cowgill to ground out with Mike Trout on third base to end it, completing a five-out save in a wild regular-season home finale for the Angels (83-75).
Eric Sogard had an early three-run double for the last-place A's, whose second win in 11 games further complicated the AL playoff race.
One day after the Angels completed a two-month chase by passing Houston for the second wild-card spot, Los Angeles committed four errors and gave up seven unearned runs while dropping back into a tie with the Astros, who played at Seattle later.
Oakland scored four runs in the seventh inning and the winning run in the eighth.
Marcus Seimen scored the A's eighth run, to make it 8-5 Oakland when first baseman C.J. Cron made an error.
The Angels cut the lead to one run on solo homers by Carlos Perez in the eighth inning and Kole Calhoun in the ninth.
Barry Zito started the game for Oakland and gave up two runs in four innings. Six relievers followed him. Ryan Dull got the win and Sean Doolittle the save. Each pitched 1⅔ innings and gave up one run.
A's second baseman Eric Sogard had three RBI catcher Vogt two RBI.
Mike Trout hit his 41st homer and was on third base when Sean Doolittle retired pinch-hitter Collin Cowgill on a game-ending groundout. That completed a five-out save in a wild regular-season home finale for the Angels.
Trout went 3-for-3 with a homer. He also drew his second walk in the ninth after Calhoun's 25th homer.
Doolittle then got Albert Pujols on a pop-up and C.J. Cron on a 350-foot line drive before David Freese singled. Cowgill, meekly tapped the first pitch he saw to third.
The Angels' shorthanded bullpen gave up five runs in two innings after the departure of Garrett Richards, who wasn't sharp despite six innings of two-hit ball. Mike Morin (3-2) combined with Trevor Gott on a disastrous seventh capped by Vogt's big hit.