Braves 4, A's 3

ATLANTA -- Justin Upton and Chris Johnson backed Mike Minor with home runs, and Atlanta completed a three-game interleague sweep of Oakland.

The A's completed a 1-6 road trip with their fifth consecutive loss and fell into a tie for first place with the Los Angeles Angels in the American League West. Oakland led by four games at the start of the trip.

Minor (5-8) allowed just four hits over seven innings, the only damage against him two bases-empty homers by A's first baseman Nate Freiman. The Atlanta left-hander struck out seven and walked two.