Cahill leads A's past Angels 6-1

OAKLAND, CA

Trevor Cahill allowed one run in a career-high eight innings to win his fourth straight start and the Oakland Athletics beat nemesis Ervin Santana and the Los Angeles Angels 6-1 Thursday.

Ryan Sweeney scored three times and Daric Barton drove in one run and scored two for the A's, who earned a split of the four-game series against their AL West rivals.

The A's struck for two runs in the fourth and three in the fifth against Santana (6-4), who came into the game with an 11-2 record and a 1.50 ERA in 19 career appearances against Oakland. His ERA was the lowest any pitcher with at least 10 starts had against the A's and he had never given up more than three runs in a single start.

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