The A's did it, folks. The Athletics swept the Angels on Sunday to put an end to their three-game series after beating the Angelenos 10-6 following back-to-back victories on Friday and Saturday.
It took the Athletics a while to get going. In fact, they were completely blanked until they finally put a bat to a pitch for a hit in the sixth inning following a bunch of wasted walks (bases loaded, just imagine) one frame earlier.
The A's, in that fifth inning, went ahead taking a commanding 3-0 lead that they would not be able to hold onto for long as the A's blasted them and scored four runs in the sixth frame to take the lead and never again surrendered it.
On top of scoring runs, the A's showed that they can also do stuff on the field that gets you to win Rookie of the Month awards. Ask fancy Zack Gelof.
Per MLB.com, "Gelof earned his first monthly honor and became the first Athletics player to win since Ryon Healy in September of 2016." The rookie is also the 10th different freshman part of the Athletics organization to ever win the award. It's happened 11 times, with Joe Blanton the only multi-time winner.
Tiny Tony Kemp was the man who got the hit to put the A's on top with the game still tied at four, and although the Angels infield surely helped the Athletics, a win's a win and a hit's a hit.
Ryan Noda and Seth Brown bagged themself homers in that Sublime Sixth inning, Aledmys Diaz got to hit a triple, Shea Langeliers hit double off the center-right wall, and everybody was happy when all was said and done.
Perhaps the only negative on the day was Kyle Muller's outing starting on the A's mound. He went four innings deep allowing five hits and earning three runs, walking one, and striking out three.
Adrian Martinez replaced him and allowed the Angels' fifth run of the game pitching 2.1 innings. It was Francisco Perez who took the mound after that, put out two Los Angeles' hitters K'ing one, and got the W as Sean May would later earn a save pitching to final Angels' batman, striking out Mike Moustakas.
The A's don't stop playing ball as they'll host Toronto starting on Monday for a three-game series before they go on a Rodeo Trip to face the Rangers and the Astros on the road from Sep. 8 through Sep. 13.