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Athletics vs. Angels MLB Scores: Brandon McCarthy Battered In Loss

Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Peter Bourjos tripled twice and finished with three of the Angels' 16 hits, which they used to push past the Athletics, 8-3, in the middle contest of a three-game series.

Howie Kendrick finished 3-for-4 with two doubles and three runs scored for the Angels, who claimed a 5-0 victory in Monday's opener. They were swept in four games against Boston prior to this series.

But Los Angeles won its second in a row thanks to the deluge of hits, which included seven for extra bases.Alexi Amarista smacked a two-run double and added a sacrifice fly in his major league debut.

It was plenty of support for the Halos' pitching staff. Rookie starter Tyler Chatwood (2-1) allowed three runs in 5 1/3 innings, while Francisco Rodriguez, Fernando Rodney and Jordan Walden held Oakland scoreless the rest of the way.

Oakland never had the chance to put the game in its bullpen's hands, after starter Brandon McCarthy (1-2) gave up seven runs and 14 hits in 5 1/3 frames. He had allowed seven earned runs in his first four starts combined.