Angels Win Two Game Series in Oakland

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Gary Matthews Jr. drove in three runs, Shane Loux provided another solid start by Anaheim's patchwork rotation, and the Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 5-3 on Tuesday night for their sixth win in eight games.

Chone Figgins had three hits and drove in two runs for the Angels, who wrapped up an excellent road trip by sweeping a two-game miniseries from their AL West rivals.

Loux (2-2) won his second straight start after a 5½-year stretch without a major league victory, allowing five hits and one run over seven innings.

Matt Holliday hit a two-run homer in the ninth for the A's, who have lost three straight to fall six games below .500 for the first time this season.