- Associated Press - Saturday, June 20, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Los Angeles pitcher Jered Weaver doesn’t believe much in silver linings. Not when he’s lost four straight starts and certainly not when the Angels continue to hover around the .500 mark.

So when Weaver left Saturday’s 4-1 loss to the Oakland Athletics without having given up a home run for just the fifth time this season, the veteran right-hander was hardly in the mood to discuss it.

“It doesn’t really matter,” said Weaver, who went into the day tied with Phil Hughes of Minnesota for allowing the most home runs (16) in the American League this season. “Lost 4-1. It doesn’t matter how you score runs.”

Weaver (4-8) didn’t pitch poorly but got touched up for three runs in the sixth inning while the Angels’ offense was kept in check most of the game by A’s starter Jesse Hahn.

Los Angeles, which scored 19 runs in its previous two games, managed just five singles against Hahn and closer Tyler Clippard.

The Angels also stranded five runners in scoring position, leaving two on in the second and third innings.

“That was a tough one,” said Angels slugger Mike Trout, who singled and walked twice. “(Hahn) kept us off balance. He had late movement on his fastball, worked in and out. We had some opportunities, just fell short.”

Hahn pitched into the eighth inning for his third consecutive win and Josh Reddick hit a tiebreaking double in the sixth to lead Oakland.

The A’s won despite committing their majors-leading 70th error.

One day after blowing a five-run lead with ace Sonny Gray on the mound in a 12-7 loss, the A’s pounded out five doubles - three in the three-run sixth.

Weaver, who hasn’t won since May 30, allowed four runs on six hits with four strikeouts and one walk.

“There’s no doubt he wasn’t as crisp today as he has been before,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. “Just trying to get a fastball in to some decent zones has been a challenge for him the last couple times. It was this afternoon.”

Hahn (5-5) allowed one run and four hits in 7 2-3 innings. He struck out four and walked four while winning for the first time in six starts this season against teams from the AL West.

Rookie Billy Burns had two infield hits to raise his AL-leading mark to 21 while Stephen Vogt added three hits for Oakland, which won for only the second time in the last seven games between the two teams.

Clippard retired four batters for his 11th save.

Oakland took a 1-0 lead in the first on back-to-back doubles by Marcus Semien and Stephen Vogt.

Los Angeles tied it on Erick Aybar’s RBI single in the sixth.

The A’s scored three times in the bottom of the sixth, getting three doubles including Reddick’s that drove in Ben Zobrist with the go-ahead run. Brett Lawrie followed with a two-out double to make it 3-1 and chase Weaver.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Angels: RHP Mike Morin (left oblique strain) will begin a rehab assignment Monday in Arizona. Morin has been on the disabled list since May 24.

UP NEXT

Angels: RHP Garrett Richards (7-4), who pitches the series finale Sunday, has allowed just two earned runs over his last 14 innings after getting shelled in his start against the New York Yankees on June 6 when he gave up six runs while retiring just two batters.

Athletics: LHP Scott Kazmir (3-4) has a 1.27 ERA at home this season and a 4.20 mark on the road.

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