Laureano, Montas help Oakland snap 5-game losing streak

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Ramon Laureano has been known primarily for his defense, but the Oakland center fielder is starting to become an offensive presence.

Laureano had two hits, including a home run, to extend his hitting streak to 17 games on Tuesday night as the Athletics snapped a five-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.

''I want to be known as an all-around player,'' said Laureano, who has the majors' longest active hitting streak and the longest in the American League this season. ''I feel good. I am trusting my instincts instead of guessing what pitches are coming.''

Laureano is batting .365 (23 of 63) during the streak. He extended it with a double in the fourth inning and then hit his eighth home run of the season - a two-run shot to left off Griffin Canning (2-2) - to extend Oakland's lead to 4-0 in the sixth.

''It was a good game for us. We got some big hits at certain times and got great pitching during the game,'' Oakland manager Bob Melvin said.

Frankie Montas, who is sixth in the AL with a 2.83 ERA, allowed two runs on four hits to improve to 7-2. His only mistakes came in the sixth inning when he hit Mike Trout with a splitter on the 13th pitch of the at-bat. Shohei Ohtani followed with a two-run drive to center for his fourth of the year. It was the first time in the right-hander's last nine starts and 53 1/3 innings that Montas surrendered a home run.

''He's a tough hitter. I wish I could have struck him out,'' Montas said of Trout. ''I was a little tired. I thought I missed a pitch a time or two.''

Canning, who was facing an opponent for the second time in his major-league career, gave up four runs on seven hits in six innings. The right-hander struck out eight, making him the fourth rookie AL pitcher to strike out five or more in each of his first seven starts. He joins Masahiro Tanaka (11), Herb Score (10) and Orlando ''El Duque'' Hernandez (nine).

''All their guys can obviously do some damage. It's kind of just a fine line of being aggressive, but at the same time not laying pitches in there,'' Canning said. ''My slider was better. I threw a couple good changeups. Fastball command was a little bit better.''

The four hits by the Angels is a season low at home and the ninth time this season they have been held to four or fewer. Three have been against Oakland. Blake Treinen retired the side in the ninth for his 12th save.

''Mike's at-bat was outstanding. I think Montas was getting a little bit frustrated trying to get him out. Maybe in theory he wore him down for Ohtani. But really that was the only offense we were able to muster tonight,'' Los Angeles manager Brad Ausmus said.

Oakland opened the scoring with a pair of runs in the third. Matt Chapman got aboard with a single, advanced to second on Matt Olson's walk and scored on Khris Davis' double to center. Stephen Piscotty's sacrifice fly to right drove in Olson.

LOTS OF MILES

The Angels were happy to return home, but it was their third straight game in a different city. They traveled 3,462 miles, which is third-most by a team in a three-day span in MLB history.

Los Angeles won 13-3 at Seattle on Sunday but had to travel to Chicago on Monday for a makeup game against the Cubs, which it dropped 8-1.

HITTING WELL IN DIVISION PLAY

Robbie Grossman also had two hits for Oakland, continuing his strong play against division opponents. The left fielder is batting .299 (23 for 77) against the AL West compared to .170 (15 for 88) against all other teams.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Athletics: LHP Sean Manaea (left shoulder) threw 15 pitches during batting practice in Stockton. Manager Bob Melvin said Manaea came out of the session healthy and they will look to increase the number of pitches the next time out.

Angels: C Kevan Smith (concussion) caught a bullpen session and took batting practice. ... SS Zach Cozart (left shoulder inflammation) said he is still experiencing tightness, which hasn't allowed him to get full extension on his swing. There isn't a timetable for him to resume batting practice and Cozart said he is talking with the hitting coaches about possibly changing his swing.

UP NEXT

Athletics: RHP Daniel Mengden (1-1, 3.05 ERA) is 0-2 in five career appearances, including three starts, against the Angels.

Angels: Will go with an opener for the 10th time this season before turning it over to RHP Felix Pena (3-1, 3.42 ERA). Los Angeles is 4-5 when it uses an opener.

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LAA29-32
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  • W: F. Montas (7-2)L: G. Canning (2-2)S: B. Treinen (12)
  • HR: OAK - R. Laureano (8), LAA - S. Ohtani (4)
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S. Piscotty RF30010010.265.331.420.7510.5
R. Grossman LF41200001.230.323.370.6923.0
R. Laureano CF21221100.264.312.435.74713.0
J. Profar 2B40100003.196.262.364.6261.0
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. La Stella 3B40100001.302.362.510.8721.0
    M. Trout CF21000102.295.465.5891.0543.0
    S. Ohtani DH31221110.239.321.370.6908.5
    J. Lucroy C40000004.237.300.387.6870.0
    K. Calhoun RF40000010.238.329.485.815-0.5
    D. Fletcher SS40000020.316.370.450.820-1.0
    B. Goodwin LF40100010.289.350.461.8111.5
    J. Walsh 1B30000011.250.300.286.586-0.5
    L. Rengifo 2B20000001.228.323.342.6641.0
    G. Canning P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    C. Allen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    L. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      BATTING
      • 2B - K. Davis (4), R. Laureano (13)
      • HR - R. Laureano (8)
      • SF - S. Piscotty (2)
      • RBI - K. Davis (30), S. Piscotty (27), R. Laureano 2 (21)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Semien, K. Davis, R. Grossman, J. Profar 2 (2), J. Phegley 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - B. Goodwin (11)
      • HR - S. Ohtani (4)
      • RBI - S. Ohtani 2 (16)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Trout, J. Lucroy 2 (2), L. Rengifo
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - R. Laureano (5)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Semien-Profar-Olson)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      F. Montas (W, 7-2)6.04221312.831.1722.5
      Y. Petit (H, 8)1.00000102.360.793.5
      L. Hendriks (H, 2)1.00001001.621.082.0
      B. Treinen (S, 12)1.00000203.261.3511.0
      PITCHERSIP
      F. Montas (W, 7-2)6.0
      Y. Petit (H, 8)1.0
      L. Hendriks (H, 2)1.0
      B. Treinen (S, 12)1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      G. Canning (L, 2-2)6.07441813.521.025.0
      C. Allen1.00000104.501.753.5
      L. Garcia1.01001003.631.481.0
      H. Robles1.00000003.950.993.0
      PITCHERSIP
      G. Canning (L, 2-2)6.0
      C. Allen1.0
      L. Garcia1.0
      H. Robles1.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - L. Hendriks (3)
      • HBP - F. Montas (4), L. Hendriks (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - F. Montas 99-65, Y. Petit 10-9, L. Hendriks 20-10, B. Treinen 13-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Montas 8-6, Y. Petit 2-0
      • Batters Faced - F. Montas 23, Y. Petit 3, L. Hendriks 5, B. Treinen 3
      PITCHING
      • HBP - G. Canning (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - G. Canning 102-63, C. Allen 16-10, L. Garcia 20-12, H. Robles 13-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Canning 3-7, L. Garcia 1-2
      • Batters Faced - G. Canning 27, C. Allen 3, L. Garcia 5, H. Robles 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      M. Semien SS50100001.252.343.397.7401.0
      M. Chapman 3B51100021.271.352.550.9031.0
      M. Olson 1B31000121.202.301.444.7451.0
      K. Davis DH40110021.243.312.479.7912.0
      S. Piscotty RF30010010.265.331.420.7510.5
      R. Grossman LF41200001.230.323.370.6923.0
      R. Laureano CF21221100.264.312.435.74713.0
      J. Profar 2B40100003.196.262.364.6261.0
      J. Phegley C40000023.271.313.493.806-1.0
      F. Montas P0000-000.000.500.000.000-
      Y. Petit P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      L. Hendriks P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      B. Treinen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        T. La Stella 3B40100001.302.362.510.8721.0
        M. Trout CF21000102.295.465.5891.0543.0
        S. Ohtani DH31221110.239.321.370.6908.5
        J. Lucroy C40000004.237.300.387.6870.0
        K. Calhoun RF40000010.238.329.485.815-0.5
        D. Fletcher SS40000020.316.370.450.820-1.0
        B. Goodwin LF40100010.289.350.461.8111.5
        J. Walsh 1B30000011.250.300.286.586-0.5
        L. Rengifo 2B20000001.228.323.342.6641.0
        G. Canning P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        C. Allen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        L. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        H. Robles P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        Total302421269-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - K. Davis (4), R. Laureano (13)
          • HR - R. Laureano (8)
          • SF - S. Piscotty (2)
          • RBI - K. Davis (30), S. Piscotty (27), R. Laureano 2 (21)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Semien, K. Davis, R. Grossman, J. Profar 2 (2), J. Phegley 2 (2)
          BATTING
          • 2B - B. Goodwin (11)
          • HR - S. Ohtani (4)
          • RBI - S. Ohtani 2 (16)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Trout, J. Lucroy 2 (2), L. Rengifo
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - R. Laureano (5)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Semien-Profar-Olson)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          F. Montas (W, 7-2)6.04221312.831.1722.5
          Y. Petit (H, 8)1.00000102.360.793.5
          L. Hendriks (H, 2)1.00001001.621.082.0
          B. Treinen (S, 12)1.00000203.261.3511.0
          Total9.0422261---
          PITCHERSIP
          F. Montas (W, 7-2)6.0
          Y. Petit (H, 8)1.0
          L. Hendriks (H, 2)1.0
          B. Treinen (S, 12)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          G. Canning (L, 2-2)6.07441813.521.025.0
          C. Allen1.00000104.501.753.5
          L. Garcia1.01001003.631.481.0
          H. Robles1.00000003.950.993.0
          Total9.0844291---
          PITCHERSIP
          G. Canning (L, 2-2)6.0
          C. Allen1.0
          L. Garcia1.0
          H. Robles1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - L. Hendriks (3)
          • HBP - F. Montas (4), L. Hendriks (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - F. Montas 99-65, Y. Petit 10-9, L. Hendriks 20-10, B. Treinen 13-9
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Montas 8-6, Y. Petit 2-0
          • Batters Faced - F. Montas 23, Y. Petit 3, L. Hendriks 5, B. Treinen 3
          PITCHING
          • HBP - G. Canning (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - G. Canning 102-63, C. Allen 16-10, L. Garcia 20-12, H. Robles 13-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Canning 3-7, L. Garcia 1-2
          • Batters Faced - G. Canning 27, C. Allen 3, L. Garcia 5, H. Robles 3
          • 6TH INNING
            Ohtani homered to center, Trout scored42
            Laureano homered to left, Grossman scored40
          • 3RD INNING
            Piscotty hit sacrifice fly to right, Olson scored, Davis to third20
            Davis doubled to deep center, Chapman scored, Olson to third10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Hansel Robles relieved Luis Garcia
            • J. Phegley: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Phegley flied out to center
            • M. Semien: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Semien flied out to right
            • M. Chapman: Ball, Foul, Ball, Chapman lined out to center
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Blake Treinen relieved Liam Hendriks
            • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
            • D. Fletcher: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Fletcher struck out swinging
            • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Goodwin flied out to right
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Luis Garcia relieved Cody Allen
            • K. Davis: Davis lined out to right
            • S. Piscotty: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Piscotty flied out to left
            • R. Grossman: Ball, Foul, Grossman singled to center
            • R. Laureano: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Laureano walked, Grossman to second
            • J. Profar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Profar grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Liam Hendriks relieved Yusmeiro Petit
            • L. Rengifo: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Rengifo hit by pitch
            • T. La Stella: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, La Stella flied out to right
            • M. Trout: Strike looking, Trout flied out to right
            • S. Ohtani: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ohtani walked, Rengifo to second
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Rengifo to third, Ohtani to second on wild pitch, Ball, Foul, Lucroy flied out to right
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Cody Allen relieved Griffin Canning
            • M. Semien: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Semien popped out to shortstop
            • M. Chapman: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Chapman lined out to center
            • M. Olson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Olson struck out on foul tip
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Yusmeiro Petit relieved Frankie Montas
            • D. Fletcher: Fletcher grounded out to shortstop
            • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Goodwin grounded out to second
            • J. Walsh: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Walsh struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • G. Canning Pitching:
            • S. Piscotty: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
            • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Grossman singled to right
            • R. Laureano: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Laureano homered to left, Grossman scored
            • J. Profar: Profar grounded out to first
            • J. Phegley: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Phegley struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • F. Montas Pitching:
            • T. La Stella: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, La Stella grounded out to third
            • M. Trout: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Trout hit by pitch
            • S. Ohtani: Pickoff attempt, Ohtani homered to center, Trout scored
            • J. Lucroy: Lucroy grounded out to shortstop
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Calhoun lined out to right
            • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • G. Canning Pitching:
            • M. Chapman: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Chapman struck out swinging
            • M. Olson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Olson grounded out to first
            • K. Davis: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • F. Montas Pitching:
            • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Fletcher grounded out to shortstop
            • B. Goodwin: Ball, Goodwin doubled to deep center
            • J. Walsh: Walsh grounded out to first, Goodwin to third
            • L. Rengifo: Ball, Strike looking, Rengifo grounded out to first
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • G. Canning Pitching:
            • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Laureano doubled to deep left
            • J. Profar: Strike looking, Ball, Profar lined out to center
            • J. Phegley: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Phegley struck out swinging
            • M. Semien: Semien fouled out to first
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • F. Montas Pitching:
            • S. Ohtani: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ohtani struck out swinging
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Lucroy grounded out to third
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Calhoun flied out to left
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • G. Canning Pitching:
            • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Semien flied out to center
            • M. Chapman: Chapman singled to center
            • M. Olson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Olson walked, Chapman to second
            • K. Davis: Ball, Ball, Davis doubled to deep center, Chapman scored, Olson to third
            • S. Piscotty: Strike swinging, Piscotty hit sacrifice fly to right, Olson scored, Davis to third
            • R. Grossman: Ball, Grossman grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • F. Montas Pitching:
            • J. Walsh: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Walsh grounded out to second
            • L. Rengifo: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Rengifo flied out to deep center
            • T. La Stella: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, La Stella singled to right center
            • M. Trout: Ball, Trout fouled out to first
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • G. Canning Pitching:
            • S. Piscotty: Piscotty lined out to center
            • R. Grossman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Grossman fouled out to third
            • R. Laureano: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Laureano hit by pitch
            • J. Profar: Strike looking, Laureano stole second, Ball, Ball, Profar reached on an infield single to second, Laureano to third
            • J. Phegley: Phegley lined out to center
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • F. Montas Pitching:
            • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Ball, Calhoun flied out to left
            • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Fletcher struck out swinging
            • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Goodwin struck out looking
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • G. Canning Pitching:
            • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Semien singled to right center
            • M. Chapman: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Chapman struck out swinging
            • M. Olson: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Olson struck out swinging
            • K. Davis: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • F. Montas Pitching:
            • T. La Stella: Strike looking, La Stella lined out to center
            • M. Trout: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Trout walked
            • S. Ohtani: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ohtani singled to center, Trout to second
            • J. Lucroy: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Lucroy grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Ohtani out at second
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)