Semien, Jackson lead Athletics past Angels 7-0

Oakland Athletics' Marcus Semien, center, is congratulated by teammates after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game agai

Oakland Athletics' Marcus Semien, center, is congratulated by teammates after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game agai

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Edwin Jackson throws to the plate during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Satur

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Edwin Jackson throws to the plate during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Satur

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs throws to the plate during the second inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Saturd

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs throws to the plate during the second inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Saturd

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Edwin Jackson, left, tips his cap after Los Angeles Angels' Eric Young Jr., right, was forced out at first on a thr

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Edwin Jackson, left, tips his cap after Los Angeles Angels' Eric Young Jr., right, was forced out at first on a thr

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Semien homered twice, Edwin Jackson pitched three-hit ball into the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-0 on Saturday night.

Khris Davis also connected as Oakland won for the eighth time in 10 games. The A's also stayed 1 1/2 games ahead of Seattle for the second AL wild card.

Jackson (4-2) struck out six and walked three in 7 1/3 innings. Ryan Buchter got two outs and Emilio Pagan finished the five-hitter.

Jackson also got some help from rookie center fielder Ramon Laureano, who made an outstanding defensive play in the third inning. With one out and Eric Young Jr. on first, Laureano raced into the gap in left-center to haul in Justin Upton's drive. Laureano then completed the double play by uncorking a long throw to first.