LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shohei Ohtani hit a key two-run single, Alex Cobb struck out eight over seven scoreless innings to win consecutive starts for the first time this season, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 4-0 on Saturday.
Cobb (3-2) allowed three hits and walked two facing Oakland for the first time since 2018 while with Baltimore. He improved to 5-3 over 11 career starts against the A’s.READ MORE: COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Underway In Pasadena: 'We Are Down To Our Final Days Before State Opens'
Los Angeles stopped a two-game skid after dropping the first two games of the series and snapped Oakland’s three-game winning streak.
Ohtani was the losing pitcher Friday night despite holding the A’s to three hits in six-plus innings.
The Angels went ahead on David Fletcher’s grounder in the fifth, when the Angels scored four unearned runs following one of three wild pitches by Frankie Montas. Ohtani’s single made it 3-0.READ MORE: Man In His 30s Killed In Carson Shooting
Kean Wong’s two-out double in the sixth chased Montas (5-5), who allowed six hits, struck out seven and walked one.
Tony Kemp got caught off second base on Matt Olson’s popup for a key Angels double play in the fourth. Los Angeles turned another double play in the fifth.
The Angels are 22-8 when scoring four or more runs and avoided matching the club’s season-low at eight games below .500.MORE NEWS: 1 Killed, 2 Injured In Crash On 14 Freeway In Antelope Valley
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