ANAHEIM , Calif. (AP) The Angels are playing out the string, although its tough to tell by watching Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani.The teams two biggest stars both shined Friday night in an 8-5 victory over the Oakland Athletics.Trout hit a two-run homer and has reached base safely in nine of his last 10 games while batting .313 with six homers, 11 RBIs and eight walks in that span.Ohtani went 3 for 3 his fourth three-hit game this season and is batting .289.For my money, hes hands-down Rookie of the Year, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said.Taylor Ward added a two-run shot for the Angels (79-81). If they can sweep the weekend series, they would finish with a .500 record in what is widely expected to be Scioscias final season after 19 years at the helm.Any time a team being in the playoffs comes in, its always fun to beat a team like that, Ward said.The Yankees routed the Red Sox 11-6 earlier Friday to clinch home-field advantage in the AL wild-card game, leaving the As to travel cross-country to play Wednesday night in New York for the right to face Boston in the best-of-five Division Series.Weve played well on the road this year and were a power-hitting team and thats a home run ballpark, As manager Bob Melvin said.Mike Fiers (12-8) entered in the second inning for Oakland and was hit hard.Lou Trivino started and threw 11 pitches in the first inning before turning it over to Fiers. He gave up six runs and seven hits in 3 1/3 innings, struck out three and walked two.I think we have a really good shot and Im really excited, Trivino said of the As visit to the Bronx.Taylor Cole (4-2) allowed one hit in 2 1/3 innings, struck out five and walked one. Hansel Robles worked the ninth to earn his second save.Cole is going to be an important piece of a major league bullpen going forward Aaron Judge Jersey , Scioscia said. Hes helped us out a lot.The Angels took a 3-0 lead in the second.Ohtani singled leading off, went to second when Justin Upton got hit by a pitch and stole third before scoring on Francisco Arcias RBI groundout. With two outs, Ward homered to the lower left-field seats, scoring Upton, who stole second.These games mean the world to us younger guys, Ward said. Just trying to leave a footprint.Trout hit his 39th homer to right field on the first pitch in the third, extending the Angels lead to 5-0. That gave Trout the sixth 100-run season of his career and made him the seventh player in major league history with that many 100-run campaigns before age 27.The Angels added a run on Ohtanis sacrifice fly to the warning track in left in the fifth.Los Angeles made it 7-0 in the seventh on Ohtanis two-strike infield single to the pitcher near the third-base line, scoring Kole Calhoun, who doubled leading off.The As didnt get a hit until Jed Lowrie singled leading off the sixth against Cole, who promptly retired the next three batters on swinging strikeouts.Oakland broke out for five runs two on errors in the eighth to trail 8-5.Matt Chapman singled and pinch-hitter Mark Canha scored on right fielder Jabari Blashs throwing error. Chapman scored on Lowries RBI groundout.Ramon Laureano was safe at first on an error by Ward at third base, scoring Matt Olson. Marcus Semiens RBI double brought in Oaklands other two runs.Angels starter Jaime Barria tossed 4 2/3 hitless innings, walked a career-high six and struck out four. The right-hander became the first Angels rookie to make 26-plus starts in a season since Scott Schoeneweis made 27 in 2000.SAY HEY, SHOOhtani stole third base in the second inning Gleyber Torres Jersey , giving him the third 20-homer, 10-steal rookie season in Angels history, joining Devon White in 1987 and Trout in 2012.SITTING ON 99Chapman has scored 99 runs and one more would make him the first As player with 100 in a season since Nick Swisher had 106 in 2006.UP NEXTRHP Trevor Cahill (6-4, 3.91 ERA) starts for the As on Saturday. His six wins and 20 starts coming in are his most since 2013 with Arizona, but hes tossed five innings or fewer in his last five starts. LHP Tyler Skaggs (8-9, 3.91) makes his 24th start for the Angels. He is 2-5 with a 4.98 ERA in nine career starts against Oakland. Dubon cant seem to catch a break, expected to be out "for some time""WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Brewers Rumors and SpeculationConversation StartersWPA Game RecapsTransactionsLatest NewsMilwaukee Brewers NewsBrewers infielder Mauricio Dubon checked into hospital for illnessNew,14commentsDubon cant seem to catch a break, expected to be out for some timeCSTShareTweetShareShareBrewers infielder Mauricio Dubon checked into hospital for illnessRick Scuteri-USA TODAY SportsMauricio Dubon was so excited to get back into a baseball lineup, he couldnt sleep the night before the Brewers Spring Training opener.After recovering from an ACL injury that happened days before he could have been the first ever Major League player from Honduras (it was widely speculated that he was very close to replacing Orlando Arcia at shortstop), Dubon expected to get plenty of at-bats this spring, and that game was supposed to be the first of many with the big league club this month.Instead, Dubon has reportedly not been feeling well the past couple of games he would have played Tyler Austin Jersey , and was held out of the lineup. Evidently, he still isnt feeling better -- according to Craig Counsell, Dubon was checked into the hospital to see whats been ailing him.We dont know what symptoms Dubon has been feeling, but the out for some time line is concerning -- and disappointing for Dubon, whose opportunity to get frequent at-bats was likely going to be early in spring, before Travis Shaw, Mike Moustakas and other regulars saw their playing time increase. His chances of making the Major League roster out of Spring Training were drastically reduced with the Moustakas signing, but this spring was still going to be valuable in helping him shake off any rust after missing nearly a full year.For now, though, heres to hoping the illness isnt anything too serious and that hell be back on his feet soon. Things out of his control have already robbed him of one opportunity. It would be a shame to see it happen for a second time in less than a year.