Matt Olson has a blast as Oakland A’s whip Los Angeles Angels

ANAHEIM — Matt Olson tied his career highs with two home runs and five RBIs and the Oakland A’s evened the four-game series with a 7-2 win against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night at Angel Stadium.

Olson hit a two-run homer in the first inning and a three-run shot in the third, more than enough run support for Mike Fiers, who allowed one run and six hits in 6 2/3 innings. He struck out four and walked one on 104 pitches, 70 of which were strikes.

Mark Canha occupied the designated hitter spot while Khris Davis sat out with a swollen left hand after getting hit by a pitch on Thursday night. Canha had two hits, including a a two-run homer in the seventh inning to extend the lead to 7-1, and three runs.

Fiers has won his past six decisions dating to his no-hitter against the visiting Cincinnati Reds on May 7.

Fiers (8-3) gave up a few hard-hit outs in the early innings, and Los Angeles put its leadoff batter on base in three of the first five, but the veteran right-hander prevented the Angels from getting a runner in scoring position through the first five innings.

The Angels used opener Noe Ramirez (3-1) and he struck out three batters in the first inning but also gave up a one-out walk to Canha and the two-out homer to Olson, who also went deep in the 8-3 loss to the Angels in the series opener on Thursday.

The first two batters for Oakland struck out in the third inning, but Canha singled to left and Matt Chapman walked to bring up Olson for a second time. He lifted a home run inside the right-field foul pole for a 5-0 lead, the fifth multi-homer game of his four-year career.

Olson barely missed a third homer in the fifth when he hooked the ball just outside the same foul pole before walking. He also singled in the eighth inning.

The Angels got a runner to second off Fiers in the sixth inning, and Albert Pujols delivered an RBI single to make it 5-1.