- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 3, 2016

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Sean Manaea had been rolling since healing his strained left forearm while on the disabled list.

The young left-hander stumbled Tuesday night, allowing five runs over 5 2/3 innings, and the Oakland Athletics lost to the Los Angeles Angles 5-4.

Manaea (3-6) had posted a 2.65 ERA in six games since coming off the DL. He was solid again Tuesday until the fifth, when shortstop Andrelton Simmons singled before Jett Bandy drilled a two-run homer to tie it 2-2.

A walk and an error by shortstop Marcus Semien preceded a three-run homer by Jefry Marte in the sixth that went deep into the Angels’ bullpen. Three batters later, Manaea’s day was done.

“Early in the game he looked really good, like we’ve seen him when he’s at his best,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said. “Other than a couple of pitches, I thought he was pretty consistent.”

Khris Davis and Coco Crisp hit solo homers to give Oakland a 2-0 lead before the Angels scored five straight. Davis has 27 homers this season and eight since the All-Star break.

Davis was hitting just .214 with eight home runs after the season’s first 35 games, but has hit .275 with 19 home runs since.

“It seems like he’s more and more confident up there as the season goes on,” Melvin said. “Anytime you switch leagues, there’s a little bit of an adjustment period. He struggled a bit early, but since then he’s been as good as any power-hitter in the league.”

With Huston Street placed on the disabled list earlier in the day with a sore right knee, the Angels called on Cam Bedrosian in the ninth, and the 24-year-old struck out the side in order.

“I’ve been looking forward to this for a while now,” Bedrosian said. “It’s awesome to get the first one out of the way.”

Matt Shoemaker (6-11) went seven innings for the Angels. He wasn’t dominant (six hits, three walks, four strikeouts), but only allowed the two solo home runs. In his last seven starts at home, he’s posted a 1.03 ERA.

“Its home,” he said. “Fans are on your side. You pitch here more so you’re more comfortable here for the most part. You don’t know how to explain those things.”

The A’s were able to pull within a run in the eighth when Yonder Alonso hit a two-run home run off JC Ramirez, but in the ninth the Angels turned to Bedrosian. He struck out Max Muncy, Crisp and Jed Lowrie to earn the save.

Bedrosian has been on an impressive roll. He has struck out eight consecutive batters overall and has not allowed a run in his last 25 appearances.

“Cam’s been awesome,” Street said. “I’ve been impressed with him all year long. He has a great head on his shoulders and his stuff is obviously there. He has the right mindset and makeup. It was really cool to see him get his first one tonight.”

The Angels have now won nine of their last 11 games at home. They are 11-6 since the All-Star break.

The win pushed the Angels one game ahead of the A’s in the AL West cellar.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Athletics: Melvin said catcher Josh Phegley, on the disabled list since July 2 with a strained right knee, is participating in all baseball drills but still not comfortable going in and out of a crouch. It’s the second time this season he’s been on the DL with strained right knee.

UP NEXT

Athletics: RHP Kendall Graveman (7-7) had a career-high winning streak snapped at six games in his last outing against Cleveland. He is 6-1 with a 3.34 ERA over his last 11 starts.

Angels: RHP Jered Weaver (8-8) began to salvage an erratic season in July (2-1, 3.57 ERA). He will face the A’s for the third time this year and is 14-11 with a 2.73 ERA against the A’s for his career.

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