Gray lowers ERA to best in majors, pitches A's past Angels

Jun 14, 2015 8:49 PM by Ross Field

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Sonny Gray lowered his ERA to a major league-best 1.60 with 7 2-3 impressive innings and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-1 Sunday.

Eric Sogard drove in three runs and the A's capitalized on three errors.

Gray (8-3) yielded an unearned run and five hits, struck out nine and did not walk a batter. The right-hander has issued only nine walks in his last eight starts after giving up career-high seven on May 3 at Texas.

Gray is 5-1 with a 2.22 ERA in eight career starts against the Angels, including back-to-back wins in April.

Matt Shoemaker (4-5) was charged with four runs - three earned - and six hits in 5 2-3 innings. He is 0-4 with a 5.17 ERA in six home starts this season, including a 6-3 loss to the A's on April 20, when he worked three-plus innings.

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