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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Bartolo Colon enjoys playing baseball so much he's like a little kid when it's his turn to pitch.
"Most guys get a little surly and you can't talk to them on days they pitch," Athletics manager Bob Melvin said after watching Colon take a shutout into the seventh inning of Oakland's 10-4 victory against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night. "Not Bartolo. He enjoys pitch days and his attitude has rubbed off on the younger pitchers."
Four players hit home runs in support of Colon, who extended his scoreless streak to a career-high 22 1/3 innings as the A's snapped a three-game losing streak and moved a half-game ahead of the Angels into second place in the AL West.
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Colon (9-8) allowed four hits over seven innings. He did not walk a batter and struck out five.
"When I got back in here somebody told me I had a new record," Colon said. "I was more concerned with throwing strikes because it makes things a little easier."
C.J. Wilson (9-8) gave up six runs -- three earned -- and nine hits in five innings. He walked five and struck out four.
"It took C.J. a lot of work to get through the five innings," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "The miscue didn't help at third base but still, his ball-strike ratio and his ability to repeat pitches just wasn't consistent."
Trout became the fifth major leaguer to hit a home run on his 21st birthday, joining Ted Williams, Frank Robinson, Alex Rodriguez and Jason Heyward. He is the youngest ever to produce a 20-homer, 30-stolen base season.
"Right now it means nothing," Trout said. "That's the kind of stuff that pops up at the end of the season."
Gomes set the tone early, hitting his 12th home run, a solo shot with one out in the first.
"It just shows you the resiliency of this team," Gomes said. "Weaver has to be the leading candidate for the Cy Young Award and all you can do against him is try not to ruin your swing for the next game. Nine innings is plenty to not score runs and it was nice to pile some up."
The A's parlayed a fielding error by third baseman Alberto Callaspo into four runs -- one earned -- in the third. Norris, Rosales and Weeks all drove in runs.
Gomes added an RBI single in the fifth and back-to-back home runs by Norris, a two-run shot, and Rosales in the sixth made it 9-0.
Izturis singled home a run, unearned as a result of second baseman Weeks' throwing error, in the seventh to end Colon's scoreless streak.
Reddick added his team-high 25th home run in the seventh to make it 10-1.
"For whatever reason we seemed rejuvenated," Melvin said. "I thought we looked a little bit tired the past few games. That was a nice offensive effort against a guy who has been tough on us."
|Bartolo Colon extends his scoreless-innings streak to 22 1/3 -- the longest of his 15-year career in the major leagues. (Getty Images)|
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|Los Angeles Angels|
|Mike Trout , LF||5||1||1||1||0||3||1||.346|
|Torii Hunter , RF||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||.293|
|Albert Pujols , 1B||3||0||0||0||0||1||1||.285|
|Mark Trumbo , 1B||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||.289|
|Kendrys Morales , DH||4||1||0||0||0||0||2||.274|
|Alberto Callaspo , 3B||3||1||0||0||1||0||1||.248|
|Erick Aybar , SS||4||1||2||2||0||1||0||.266|
|Maicer Izturis , 2B||4||0||1||1||0||0||1||.251|
|Bobby Wilson , C||4||0||1||0||0||1||3||.228|
|Vernon Wells , RF||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.219|
|Peter Bourjos , CF||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.227|
|HR - M Trout (20); E Aybar (5)|
|RBI - M Trout (60); E Aybar 2 (31); M Izturis (17)|
|E - A Callaspo (9)|
|Los Angeles Angels|
|C.J. Wilson (L,9-8)||5.0||9||6||3||5||4||1||3.34|
|Coco Crisp , CF||4||1||1||0||1||0||1||.247|
|Jonny Gomes , LF||5||1||2||2||0||1||1||.256|
|Josh Reddick , RF||4||1||2||1||1||0||1||.260|
|Yoenis Cespedes , DH||5||1||2||0||0||1||1||.308|
|Chris Carter , 1B||4||1||2||0||1||0||0||.253|
|Brandon Inge , 3B||3||2||1||0||2||0||3||.217|
|Derek Norris , C||5||2||1||3||0||1||7||.204|
|Adam Rosales , SS||3||1||1||2||0||2||0||.184|
|Jemile Weeks , 2B||4||0||1||1||0||0||0||.217|
|2B - C Crisp (10); C Carter (3)|
|3B - J Weeks (8)|
|HR - J Gomes (12); J Reddick (25); D Norris (4); A Rosales (1)|
|RBI - J Gomes 2 (32); J Reddick (57); D Norris 3 (16); A Rosales 2 (5); J Weeks (18)|
|SF - A Rosales (1)|
|SB - C Crisp (22); Y Cespedes (10)|
|E - J Weeks (10)|
|Bartolo Colon (W,9-8)||7.0||4||1||0||0||5||0||3.38|
|Attendance - 15458|
|Game Time - 2:58|
|Temperature - 67|
|Umpires - Home - C.B. Bucknor, First Base - Bill Miller, Second Base - Dale Scott, Third Base - Dan Iassogna|