A's hold off Angels in 9th for 5th straight win

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ANAHEIM, CA (AP) - Jerry Blevins got Howie Kendrick to ground into a game-ending double play with two runners on in the ninth inning, and the Oakland Athletics held off the Los Angeles Angels 6-5 Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory.

Brandon Moss and Yoenis Cespedes homered and Dan Straily pitched into the seventh inning of his fourth major league start for the A's. Oakland emerged with its 11th straight road victory, matching the second-longest streak in franchise history.

Torii Hunter and Albert Pujols had run-scoring singles in the ninth for the Angels, who had two runners on and nobody out before Blevins relieved A's closer Grant Balfour and earned his first save since 2010 in dramatic fashion.

The Associated Press

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