With the division in hand the A's still ran out a more than representative lineup Monday night. After all they want to ensure themselves home-field advantage in the postseason.

The only regular with the night off was outfielder Yoenis Céspedes and the A's thumped the Angels 10-5 at Angel Stadium which had a large and vocal contingent of Oakland fans on hand. The A's have won five in a row scoring 49 runs in the process to improve to a season-high 31 games over .500 at 94-63 and their magic number for clinching that valuable home-field advantage is two over Detroit.

"What's great about this team is that we've done a great job of staying steady" Oakland shortstop Jed Lowrie said. "And that carried over even with the celebration from (Sunday) night."

The A's have a shot at finishing with the best record in the league and claiming home-field advantage throughout the postseason; Boston is 95-62. The tiebreaker between the teams which split their six-game season series is intradivision play. The Red Sox are 43-30 in the AL East the A's 42-29 in the AL West.

Oakland's nightly power came Monday from Lowrie who cracked a three-run shot in the third inning and Brandon Moss who went deep in the fifth inning with one man on. Lowrie has hit 15 homers one shy of his career high. Moss keeps extending his career-best mark; he's at a team-high 28 for the season and he has hit 10 in his past 30 games dating to Aug. 19. That's the second-highest total in the majors in that span - behind teammate Coco Crisp's 12.

The A's six consecutive games with at least two homers ties the franchise record done four times most recently July 30-Aug. 4 1999.