Angels Beat A's 6-1

By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted May 1, 2008 12:33 AM CDT
Los Angeles Angels' Casey Kotchman hits an RBI double in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 30, 2008.    (AP Photo/Mark Avery)
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(Newser) – Ervin Santana remained unbeaten in six starts, Casey Kotchman drove in three runs with a pair of doubles and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 6-1 Wednesday night. Santana (5-0) allowed an unearned run and four hits over 6 2-3 innings with three strikeouts and a walk. The right-hander is 8-1 lifetime against Oakland with a 1.25 ERA.

The Angels now have two pitchers with 5-0 records in April during the same season for the first time in their 48-year history. Joe Saunders beat the A's 2-0 Tuesday night for his fifth win in six starts. The only other Angels pitcher to go 5-0 in April was Frank Tanana in 1978.