ANAHEIM, CA - Jered Weaver shutdown Oakland on two hits over seven innings while striking out nine in the Angels 6-0 win Thursday afternoon.
Weaver improved to 17-4 with the victory while lowering his ERA to 2.74.
Weaver was locked in a scoreless duel with Athletics starter Brent Anderson until Torii Hunter opened the seventh inning with his 15th home run of the season. The Angels piled on five more runs including two on a single by Alberto Callaspo and another on a Hunter single.
The win moves Los Angeles to within 3 1-2 games of Oakland for the final wildcard playoff spot.
The Associated Press