ANAHEIM, Calif. – Jered Weaver struck out 10 and won his sixth straight start in the Los Angeles Angels' 5-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night.
Weaver pitched his second straight complete game to help Los Angeles snap a four-game losing streak.
He allowed seven hits, walked one and allowed only one runner as far as third base, lowering his ERA to 0.99.
Oakland was shut out for the third time in five games.
Gio Gonzalez (2-2) gave up five runs — four earned — and eight hits in five innings while striking out five.
It was only the second time in the left-hander's last 20 starts that he didn't pitch at least six innings. The A's have totaled just four runs in his last four outings, including a 1-0 win at Minnesota.
Weaver got his third shutout and fourth complete game in 150 career starts, reaching his 70th career win with the Angels with a better winning percentage than anyone in team history. The previous best was .588, by Nolan Ryan and Frank Tanana.
It helped that he started his big league career by going 9-0 in his first 12 starts after being promoted.
Weaver is the first pitcher in the majors with six victories in his team's first 23 games since Randy Johnson did it with the 2002 Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Angels, coming off a four-game sweep by Boston in which they were beaten 5-0 and 7-0 in the last two games, took the lead in the second inning on a two-run single by Howie Kendrick that ended their string of 24 consecutive scoreless innings against opposing starters.
Bobby Abreu hit an RBI double in the third, and the Angels tacked on two more in the fourth. Kendrick reached on an infield single and came all the way home when center fielder Coco Crisp misplayed Erick Aybar's single for an error — Oakland's 14th in 13 games. Aybar later scored the fifth run on a double-play grounder by Jeff Mathis.
Notes: Oakland LF Josh Willingham left the game in the sixth because of tightness in the left side of his upper back. ... The Angels were shut out in three straight contests only once in franchise history. That was in June 1978, when Jon Matlack and Doc Medich of the Texas Rangers and Rich Gale of the Kansas City Royals all pitched complete games against them. ... Weaver didn't get his sixth victory last season until June 13, and it took him 14 starts to do it. ... Oakland LHP Brian Fuentes returned to Anaheim for the first time since the Angels traded their former closer to Minnesota last August. The four-time All-Star, who led the majors with a career-best 48 saves for the Halos in 2009, has six saves in seven chances with Oakland while filling in for injured closer Andrew Bailey.