Pujols' 538th HR helps Wilson, Angels beat A's 1-0

Jun 14, 2015 1:01 AM by Ross Field

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Albert Pujols homered in the first inning and C.J. Wilson pitched seven innings of two-hit ball as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 1-0 Saturday night.

Wilson (4-5) struck out eight and walked three in his first scoreless outing since April 7, when he allowed two hits over eight innings in a victory at Seattle. The left-hander was 1-3 with a 6.00 ERA his previous five starts - including a loss at Yankee Stadium last Sunday, when he gave up a season-worst six runs along with seven hits and three homers in seven innings.

Joe Smith pitched a perfect eighth and Huston Street got three outs for his 19th save in 21 attempts, one night after he needed 26 pitches to preserve a 5-4 victory against his former club.

Kendall Graveman (3-3) went the distance for the first time in nine career starts, allowing eight hits and striking out eight.

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